Aberdeen

Aberdeen

Celebrated for stunning landscapes, single malt whiskies, castles, golf and great food...

Marischal College, Aberdeen, Scotland

  • Located in Scotland’s northeast, Aberdeen, known as the ‘Granite City’ for its many grey-stone buildings, is Scotland’s third largest city and a power-house in the UK’s economy. Aberdeen is home to the headquarters of multinational companies, and with an offshore petroleum industry, has been named Europe’s Energy Capital. The city also proudly claims extensive expertise within technology, nutrition and life sciences. It’s a major city for international conventions and business events.
  • Aberdeen is in an area celebrated for its single malt whiskies, castles, golf and great food wildlife. Yet, aside these renowned traditions, sits a quirkier side to city life. You can walk in daylight until 11pm in the summer, see dolphins leaping in the harbour, stroll on sandy beaches and enjoy the produce of rich pastures inland and seafood from fertile waters.
  • The city has over 50 venues and 4,000 modern, traditional and luxury hotel bedrooms. Its hotel stock ranges from 5 star hotels to historic castles. The city is home to two university campuses and a selection of unique as well as conventional venues.
  • The Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC) accommodates up to 2,000 people for business events in 7,500sqm of space. In 2019, a new AECC will open, with capacity for 12,500 people, at a venue campus that boasts 48,000sqm of space and three on site hotels.

The city is in easy reach. Aberdeen International Airport connects to 50 European destinations, via direct flights, and the travel time to either Edinburgh or Glasgow by train and road is around two and a half hours.

For expert help organising your event in Aberdeen, contact Visit Aberdeenshire.

Dunnottar Castle
Dunnottar Castle

Ardoe House Hotel
Ardoe House Hotel

Beach Ballroom
Beach Ballroom