What’s On in Aberdeen

Find out What's On In Aberdeen, Restaurants, Shopping, Sightseeing, Sports, Events, Nightclubs, Places to stay, Hotels in Aberdeen, with our comprehensive website. Whether you live in Aberdeen, are visiting or looking to move here, you will be able to find places to stay, the best places to eat and drink, properties to buy or rent, local news & events, activities for the whole family, unique places to shop, beautiful scenic locations, historic landmarks, city centre entertainment, attractions and more!

What’s on in Aberdeen

Things To See and Do

Attractions and Places to Visit in Aberdeen

Attractions and Places to Visit in Aberdeen

With rolling hills, open farmland and towering mountains in the west and sweeping beaches, coastal cliffs and panoramic skies in the east, Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire has plenty of room for you to relax and breathe.

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Places to stay in Aberdeen

Places to Stay in Aberdeen

Aberdeen offers plenty of wonderful accommodation options, including sleek city centre hotels, eco-friendly retreats and luxurious country houses. You can stay in a bustling city centre, with great access-friendly attractions right on your doorstep, or out in the countryside.

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Sports and Activities

Sports and Activities

If you’re looking for inspiration for new places to go, days out and things to do, there's no shortage of activities in Aberdeen. Hiking, riding, mountain-biking, gliding, skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, surfing, kiteboarding … the list goes on.

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Activities, Where to Eat, Where to Stay, What to Do in Aberdeen

Whether you’re looking for things to do in Aberdeen such as events and attractions or are planning where to stay in Aberdeen, you’ll find everything you need for your Aberdeen holiday on What's On In Aberdeen.net.

Make sure to discover Aberdeen’s diverse neighbourhoods, from tranquil suburbs to central areas full of shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Aberdeen have a fantastic range of restaurants and places to eat and drink, where you can be served all kinds of tasty things to eat.
With quaint seaside cafes, elegant city centre restaurants and traditional country pubs all serving up the best of our natural larder, there’s every opportunity to get a real taste of Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire during your stay.

Smoke and Soul
Ciao Napoli Restaurant

Mobile catering business firing up quality smoked and BBQ spit-roasted meats at private and public events. We are Smoke & Soul.

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Rustico Restaurant
Rustico Restaurant

It is a warm, family run Mediterranean restaurant in the heart of the Granite City. Enjoy a step back to the fifties style trattoria with cosy alcoves, rough walls and picture after picture of the beautiful Sicilian coast.
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Fife Arms
Fife Arms

The Fife Arms is the perfect venue for the business person as well as for leisure breaks with many interests including the whisky trail, shooting & fishing.

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~What’s on in Aberdeen Local News~

Woods which were decimated by Storm Arwen have been replanted

Woods which were decimated by Storm Arwen have been replanted News Image kaallan Fri, 27/01/2023 – 10:51 am

A popular woods which was devastated by Storm Arwen has been cleared and replanted with more than 7,000 trees after a huge effort of work. It was estimated more than 15,000 trees were felled across the city during the 26 November 2021 storm and the City Council recorded more than 450 tree incidents on that day – one incident could have been dozens of trees felled or a single one. There was a particularly devastating impact on Carnie Woods, at Hazlehead, and the woodland surrounding Aberdeen Crematorium and work is continuing in Hazlehead and at the Crematorium.  The work to clear Carnie Woods of the fallen trees and impact to surrounding flora included a digger being brought in to push the brash into piles so the planting could happen. The trees planted at Carnie Woods are mostly native species and three people planted all of them, sometimes in bad weather. As part of monthly patrols, the Countryside Rangers will remove any tree guards that are not possible to salvage and missing guards will be replaced if required. The species and numbers planted are: Norway spruce – 1,400; Scots pine – 1,400; European larch – 1,507; Gean – 800; Silver birch – 800; Rowan – 800; Hazel – 275; Oak – 100; Total – 7,082. The work at Carnie is part of the recovery and replanting of trees taking part across the city and is being coordinated by the council’s arboricultural and countryside rangers teams. Aberdeen City Council Co-Leader Councillor Ian Yuill said: “Storm Arwen was a devastating storm which wreaked havoc across Aberdeen, damaging huge areas of woodlands, and blowing down trees which caused power cuts as well as damage to buildings. The effects of the storm will have long-lasting implications for the city’s woodlands – and some will never be the same again in our lifetimes. “I want to thank the Council’s Arboricultural Team both for the vast amount of work they carried out at the time of the storm and for the huge removal and recovery effort since then. “The work carried out at Carnie Woods has been a huge effort and I want to thank every single person involved.” The council’s arboricultural team were out in the worst of Storm Arwen to ensure trees were made safe and that roads were cleared for…

School Strike Action

School Strike Action News Image ellmcdonald Fri, 23/12/2022 – 11:06 am SCHOOL STRIKE ACTION – JANUARY 10 AND JANUARY 11 The EIS and NASUWT teaching unions have called two days of strike action in pursuit of their national pay claim, on 10 and 11 January 2023. This is likely to reduce the number of headteachers, depute headteachers, principal teachers, and classroom teachers available to work on the day. Given the high level of uncertainty around the number of teaching staff who will be available to teach classes, we have taken the decision to close city primary schools and Orchard Brae School on 10 January, and secondary schools on 11 January. Schools have written to parents and carers to inform them about arrangements.
News Time and Date Friday 23 December 2022 News Topics education Aberdeen City Council …

Date for Dyce/ Bucksburn/ Danestone Council by-election announced

Date for Dyce/ Bucksburn/ Danestone Council by-election announced News Image IFrampton Fri, 23/12/2022 – 9:09 am   The forthcoming Aberdeen City Council by-election for the Dyce / Bucksburn / Danestone ward will take place on Thursday 23 February 2023, it was announced today (Friday 23 December). The electronic counting of votes will take place the following morning on Friday 24 February in the Town & County Hall at the Town House   The by-election is being held following the sad passing of Councillor Avril MacKenzie earlier this month. The Election Timetable, Election Notices and Nomination Papers will all be accessible from the Aberdeen City Council website at:   www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/dbd2023
News Time and Date Friday 23 December 2022 News Topics Elections Aberdeen City Council …

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What’s On In

Famed for its dominating granite architecture, untouched city beach and lively festivals and events, Aberdeen is a perfect base for then venturing further into Aberdeenshire. Expect powerful mountainous landscapes, majesty, outdoor adventure, Doric culture and long traditions in Royal Deeside. And if you’re more into rugged coastlines, cliff edge ruins and spectacular sandscapes, a trip along the Aberdeenshire Coast will indulge you in some of Scotland’s most dramatic scenery.

Beyond the city of Aberdeen you will find the surrounding area of Aberdeenshire, which is made up of some of Scotland’s most celebrated towns and villages – film famous, of historic importance, regal and the inspiration to many storytellers across the centuries. Aberdeen has an extensive range of things to do with a selection of adventures and activities.