Aberdeen is a fairly compact city and exploring the various attractions by foot is a good option. The Satrosphere is Scotland’s first science center. It provides fun for all age groups, discovering science in a hands-on manner.
Perhaps the most notable historic building in the city is the King’s College Chapel, which houses an impressive collection from the 15th century and can be found at King’s College. Visitors will also find a number of other cathedrals and chapels scattered around the city that are just waiting to be admired.
The Aberdeen Fun Beach runs all the way along the promenade and boasts a backdrop of exciting attractions and amenities that are just waiting to be enjoyed. Visitors will want to spend plenty of time exploring this area as they will be able to find everything they need within easy walking distance including a number of excellent bars and restaurants as well as places to indulge in a spot of shopping.
There are several museums and galleries that are worth visiting in Aberdeen. The Aberdeen Art Gallery is home to an impressive a collection of 18th to 20th century art, including a large and lovely sculpture court, which shows the various hues of granite that are available in the area. The Maritime Museum illustrates the history of the North Sea, as well as the off shore oil and gas, shipbuilding and fishing industries. The Marischal Museum houses a display of Scottish archaeology, outlining not only social history in Scotland, but also in Greece and Egypt. The Gordon Highlanders Museum focuses on two centuries of gallantry in Scotland.
To experience life in the 16th century, visit the Provost Skene’s House, which is decorated in the method of a town house from the 16th century. Other highlights here that should not be missed include the Costume Gallery and the impressive Painted Gallery.