If you venture to the Northern half of Scotland this year, you could worse than pay ‘The Granite City’ of Aberdeen a visit.

There are many attractions to visit in Aberdeen, including the Aberdeen Art Gallery, the Gordon Highlander’s Museum and the Maritime Museum. The Maritime Museum is rated five star by the Scottish Tourist Board and offers a brilliant introduction to the intricate workings of oil rigs and ships, as well as a excellent insight into Aberdeen’s rich maritime history. Aberdeen also has a good live music scene consisting of venues such as The Lemon Tree and The Tunnels, attracting international artists for a wide range of tastes.

Due to the large number of staff working in the North Sea and associated oil industry, there is an abundance of affordable hotels and other accommodation options available in Aberdeen. You can view and book many Aberdeen hotels quickly and easily on the hotels in Scotland site. You can also read much more about the city in our Aberdeen city guide.