Things To Do in 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 and the countryside areas of Aberdeenshire is of course also known for its plethora of golf courses, stunning shorelines, coastal activities, castles, museums, galleries, universities, great country houses and walking, fishing and cycling opportunities. There is so much to discover, so much leisure time to be enjoyed and quiet spaces with spectacular views, just waiting for you to find and explore around Aberdeen. 

Or spend the day in Inverurie and around the Garioch for some great shopping, eating out and days out with the family.

Literally translated as "between the Don and the Dee", Aberdeen's two bordering rivers create a beautifully Scottish backdrop to this historic and culturally rich city, with wildlife, nature, sport and adventure-a-plenty in the surrounding Shire. How will you spend your time here?
 
Fell free to download the Explore Aberdeen visitor guide with maps, or the Explore Inverurie visitor guide with maps, for some fantastic ideas for spending your leisure time in the region. Once you are there, look out for the hard copy guides to carry around with you whilst you are out and about - you will find them very useful! 

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Duthie Park

Spans 44 acres and has many artefacts including a bandstand, fountains, ponds and statues. Also home to the largest collection of Cacti in Britain!

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Thainstone Sunday Market

Take a look indoors and discover a huge variety of gifts, goods and produce on offer every Sunday come rain or shine!

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Craigdon Mountain Sports

Craigdon Mountain Sports in Aberdeen city centre - providing everything you need for the great outdoors!

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Codona's Aberdeen Fun Beach

Amazing rides for all the family! There sure to be something for you at Scotland's Greatest Indoor & Outdoor Entertainment Complex.

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Castle Fraser

Is one of the grandest castles or Mar built 1575. It houses fine art and antique furniture and has wonderful view of the beautiful walled garden.

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Crathes Castle

Crathes is one of the most stunning 16th-century castles in Scotland, set amongst a magnificent garden with its world-renowned hedges and Borders.

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Hoodles Playbarn and Cafe

The most amazing fun you can have in one day! Large indoor soft play area and outdoor paddock. Inside, relax with a coffee, snack or light lunch.

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Aberdeen City Winter Festival

Aberdeen has spectacular events, fabulous shopping and great family entertainment during this festive season...

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Kings Links Golf Course

Kings Link golf course in Aberdeen is a mature sandy links course with fast greens, it really is a challenge to the most experienced golfer!

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Linx Ice Arena

Why not practice yor ice skating skills at Linx Ice Area, one Scotlands Premier ice rinks!

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Stone Circles in Aberdeenshire

Inverurie and Garioch is well known for its Stone Circles, Pictish Burial Sites and Standing Stones. They appear to date from the Bronze age!

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Mar Lodge Estate

Mar Lodge Estate is one of the most important nature conversation landscapes in the British Isles and is home to a vast array of wildlife.

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Storybook Glen

Storybook Glen is a magical world of make-believe for all the family. Homes more than 100 of your favourite nursery rhyme and fairy tale characters.

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Craigdon Mountain Sports

Craigdon Mountain Sports in Inverurie - providing everything you need for the great outdoors!

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Hazlehead Golf Course

Hazlehead Golf Course, Aberdeen is one of the best golf courses in the North East of Scotland. Several well-known competitions are held here regularly

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Satrosphere Science Centre

Is one of Aberdeen's leading attractions for fun, interactive exhibits and live science shows help visitors to learn more about the world around them!

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Garioch Indoor Bowling Centre, Inverurie

Provides fantastic all-weather fun for everyone. Challenge your friends to a ten-pin bowling match or try your hand to indoor bowling!

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Bennachie Hill and Visitor Centre

One of the best known and most popular places to visit in north east Scotland and its rated in the top 5 of 90 things to do in Aberdeenshire!

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Balnagask Golf Course

Balnagask Golf Course is one of the best municipal courses in Scotland and the views over to Aberdeen Harbour are exceptional!

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Aberdeen Arts Centre

Aberdeen Arts Centre is a venue with a difference - playing host to amateur and professional theatre as well as conferences and events in Aberdeen!

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The Beach Leisure Complex

There is family fun for all ages at Aberdeen's beachfront leisure complex.

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Aberdeen Maritime Museum

Aberdeen Maritime Museum is an award winning museum, in Aberdeen's historic Shiprow, telling the story of the city's unique fishing & port history.

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Inverurie Golf course

Inverurie Golf Club is a friendly members club with over 750 golfing members. The clubhouse is on two levels with a veranda overlooking the course!

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Doonies Farm

A well loved family attraction that's home to over 16 rare breed endangered animals, in a scenic location on the cliff tops between Aberdeen and Cove.

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Haddo House

Is an elegant mansion house boasting extravagant Victorian interiors beneath a crisp Georgian exterior, which houses a superb collection of paintings.

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Kellock County Emporium

A Garden Centre, Gift Shop and Coffee Shop! A must stop destination especially for tourists.

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Fyvie Castle

Fyvie Castle is famous for its art collections, arms & armoury and its origins traced back to the 13th-century with the splendid Edwardian interiors.

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James Kelly Photography

"Capture the moment and capture it beautifully!" with James Kelly Photography

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Pitmedden Garden

There are some picturesque walks through the estate and you can even enjoy a game of boules on the pétanque piste!

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Garioch Sports Centre, Inverurie

Garioch Sports Centre is a Trust run facility and offers an extensive range of activities to suit everyone's recreational needs.

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Aberdeen Art Gallery

Aberdeen Art Gallery boasts one of the finest art collections in Britain with paintings, sculptures and graphics from 15th-century to the present day.

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Leith Hall

Is famous for its beautiful gardens with roses, fruit, vegetables and ornamental grasses giving year-round interest and spectacular views of the hills

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Glen Garioch Distillery

Visitors are welcome to take a guided tour of Scotland's most easterly distillery to learn more about its history and making exceptional malt whisky!

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Craigievar Castle

A fine example of Scottish Baronial architecture and the stunning great tower stands just as it did when completed in 1626.

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Provost Skene's House

The house is named after one of Aberdeen's most famous residents, Lord Provost George Skene, who is thought to have commissioned the carved ceilings.

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Aberdeen City Summer Festival

Exciting family fun throughout summer for all the family at Aberdeen's Summer Festival!

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Drum Castle

A 13-century tower with a Jacobean mansion house, visitors can climb a ladder to the battlements and make sure you explore the Old wood of Drum!

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