Explore Aberdeen and Inverurie

There is so much to see and do in Aberdeen and the small town of Inverurie, just 17 miles from Aberdeen City Centre.

Aberdeen is Scotland's third largest city, known as the 'Granite City' on account of the fact that its buildings are built from locally quarried grey granite, which on occasions sparkles like silver due to its mica content. The City received Royal Burgh status back in the 12th century from King David. Aberdeen Univeristy was founded in 1496 and more recently Robert Gordon University was formed in 1992.

Traditionally the cities industry revolved around fishing, today it is very much the oil capital of Scotland. The city has its own airport at Dyce.

Inverurie is one of many small towns to be discovered. It is a lovely town, with great shops and restaurants, easy access to the area and the gateway to Scotland's most scenic Castle Trail and Distillery Trail.

Inverurie is the fastest growing town in Europe, it's a great wee gem to discover. Getting to Inverurie is easy, so why not stay a while and explore Inverurie and all it has to offer.

The vibrant city life scene, mixed with the more tranquil beauty spots and hideaways in the surrounding towns and villages of Aberdeenshire makes this part of Scotland the perfect place to combine a city centre break with a relaxing (or exhilirating!) get away from it all short break.

Explore the cities shopping, art galleries, museums, nightlife and fancy restaurants and The Shire's tranquil beaches, beautiful golf courses, woodland walks, colourful gardens, quaint villages and action packed outdoor activities, you'll never have time to fit it all in.

Why not discover some of Scotland's beautiful castles just outside the city on the NTS Castle Trail  or discover how Whisky is made at Glen Garioch Distillery, you can take the kids Bowling at Glen Garioch Bowling Centre, or how about a show, Ice Skating or Swim.

You can also check out The Aberdeen Maritime Museum or Aberdeen Art Gallery, climb Bennachie Hill!, Rediscover childhood fantasies at StoryBook Glen or meet some rare animal breeds at Doonies, or enjoy a round of Golf. How about tiring the kids out with masses of fun at Hoodles and Codonas and Satrosphere

Or spend the day in the city ShoppingEating or discovering places of natural and historical Interest - as you wish - after all, you are on holiday!

With your Explore visitor guide with maps, and the Explore Inverurie visitor guide with maps, you will have some fantastic time in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.