Aberdeen and the Northeast Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Aberdeen and the Northeast - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Speyside Cooperage and Visitor Centre

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A major stop on the Malt Whisky Trail, the huge Speyside Cooperage and Visitor Centre is a must for all whisky fans. Retired coopers...

Spynie Palace

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Just north of Elgin sits Spynie Palace, the impressive 15th-century former headquarters of the bishops of Moray. It has now fallen into...

St. Giles Church

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

At the center of Elgin, the most conspicuous structure is St. Giles Church, which divides High Street. The grand foursquare building,...

St. Machar's Cathedral

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

It's said that St. Machar was sent by St. Columba to build a church on a grassy platform near the sea, where a river flowed in the shape...

St. Nicholas Kirk

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The original burgh church, the Mither Kirk, as this edifice is known, is not within the bounds of the early town settlement; that was...

Stonehaven Open-Air Swimming Pool

  • Pool

They were extremely popular in the 1930s, but the Stonehaven Open-Air Swimming Pool, an aging Art Deco gem, is one of only a few remaining...

Strathisla Distillery

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Whisky lovers should take the B9014 11 miles northeast from Dufftown—or alternatively, ride the Keith Dufftown Railway—to see one...


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The city was governed from this 17th-century building, which was also the burgh court and jail, for 200 years. Now a museum of crime...

Union Street

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This great thoroughfare is to Aberdeen what Princes Street is to Edinburgh: the central pivot of the city plan and the product of a wave...

Union Terrace

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In the 19th-century development of Union Terrace stands a statue of Robert Burns (1759–96) addressing a daisy. Behind Burns are the...


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