Aberdeen is a vibrant and multicultural city, home to a population of over 220,000, including 20,000 students. It is rich in culture, with a range of museums, art galleries, cinemas and concert venues.

There are five shopping centres (including the brand new Union Square centre) with a wide range of well known shops, as well as boutiques, shops selling locally-produced goods and an international street market held at various times throughout the year. Hundreds of local events are organised throughout the year by the Council, event partners and the community. The Granite (or Silver) City is also very green, with a range of parks and open spaces close to the city centre.

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  • Aberdeen Beach
    Aberdeen Beach
  • Fun at the beach
    Fun at the beach
  • Aberdeen harbour
    Aberdeen harbour
  • Ardoe Hotel
    Ardoe Hotel
  • Central library & His Majesty's Theatre
    Central library & His Majesty's Theatre
  • Cityscape
  • Dogs on the beach
    Dogs on the beach
  • Duthie Park
    Duthie Park
  • Harbour at sunset
    Harbour at sunset
  • Hogmanay Street Party
    Hogmanay Street Party
  • Kite flying
    Kite flying
  • Round Tower
    Round Tower
  • The Green
    The Green