Taking a trip to Aberdeen
Aberdeen or the ‘Granite City’ is best known for its links with the oil industry, but this city has plenty on offer with the perfect mix of the cosmopolitan, beautiful coastlines, scenery and culture. The promenade along the beach gives great strolling, jogging and cycling opportunities, while the beach itself is always popular with children who can play in its golden sands. With historical buildings such as St. Machar’s Cathedral and an array of authentic Scottish whisky distilleries, as well as exciting activities including scuba diving and dolphin watching, you'll have a packed schedule from the start of your trip until the very end when you visit this unique Scottish city.
Known as the Granite City
Scotland's third-largest city, Aberdeen is located on the northeast coast of Scotland. The city itself is famous for its historical production of granite, something that is still evident today in the distinct grey buildings which sparkle silver and make Aberdeen such a distinctive place to visit - get your camera ready for when you arrive! When you travel by coach with Citylink, you'll arrive directly into the city centre at Aberdeen Bus Station which is in a handy location right next to Union Square shopping centre and just a stone's throw from the Aberdeen Maritime Museum.
Getting you there
Ready to experience all that Aberdeen has to offer? Discounted fares are available when booking at least two days in advance - you can buy tickets online or at any station. With knowledgeable drivers and plenty of space to relax in your seat, taking the coach has never been easier. As we provide an hourly service throughout the day from Glasgow, Perth, Dundee and Edinburgh, there really is no reason not to pay a visit to Scotland’s third-largest city!
Explore local attractions
If you're visiting Aberdeen between May and August, make sure to pack a pair of good walking shoes and warm, waterproof clothing, because the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds offer exciting dolphin watching sessions, providing you with top-notch binoculars and telescopes for you to see the bottlenose dolphins, seals or even whales swimming in the North Sea.
If it’s culture you’re looking for, then make your way to the Lemon Tree, which is described as Aberdeen’s all year round festival fringe venue, or take a visit to the Castlegate area of the city which is full of fascinating historical sites. The city centre also boasts three shopping malls - the Bon Accord, Union Square, and Trinity Centre – all packed with well-known high street names.
Experience food and drink
Aberdeen’s Union Street, or what the locals refer to as the Granite Mile, is known for its shopping with a variety of stores as well as a host of bars and restaurants. Specialising in craft beers, this is where you'll find BrewDog Castlegate; a casual but lively well-known pub restaurant. If you’re a seafood lover, the Aberdeen Harbour area is the place to be. Scallops, prawns, herring, mussels, and more – the types of seafood caught along the 170 km coastline of Aberdeenshire seem endless and will entice you back time and time again.
If the thought of sampling some Scottish whisky tickles your fancy, there’s certainly plenty to cheers to while on a whisky tour of Aberdeen. Visit the most easterly distillery in Scotland at Glen Garioch which maintains its original features like its barley mill, or take a trip to Royal Lochnagar in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park - a distillery which was favoured by Queen Victoria so much it was bestowed a Royal Warrant!
Travel in style
Our modern and comfortable coaches provide you with access to superfast 4G Wifi, USB sockets, and wireless charging so that you'll never have to worry about running out of charge on your journey. With reclining seats and additional legroom, choosing to get to your destination with Citylink makes for the smoothest travel experience ever.
With hourly services running throughout the day from Glasgow, Perth, Dundee and Edinburgh, all that's left for you to do is book your tickets to visit the Silver City!
Let's get going
From Edinburgh and Glasgow, Citylink can get you here in around 3 hours. If you're travelling from Dundee, you can expect a comfortable journey lasting around 1 hour and 25 minutes.Get your ticket
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