With a name meaning ‘at the mouth of the Dee’, Aberdeen’s fortunes have been inextricably linked to its position on the river estuary ever since it was settled. As Scotland’s third-largest city, it is a busy sea port with a thriving centre. Much of Aberdeen began to grow after the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314, after Robert the Bruce rewarded the loyal townspeople for their help. Soon the then-town had expanded, and was one of Scotland’s largest fishing centres. In later centuries this trade had increased Aberdeen’s wealth, which led to the building of many grand buildings. Much of the centre – including the roads – is made of granite.
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What to See & Do
With a name meaning ‘at the mouth of the Dee’, Aberdeen’s fortunes have been inextricably linked to its position on the river estuary ever since it was settled - there are many things to See & Do in the Granite city!
Our Hints and Tips
Take a walk down the docks and see the ferries that go to and from Shetland.
Across from the docks you can find the very interesting and free Maritime museum which is well worth a visit.
At 480 feet deep, the Rubislaw Quarry is the biggest man-made hole in Europe. The fine grey granite from the quarry is visible in the majority of Aberdeen’s buildings. It closed in 1971 and is now full of water.
Hazlehead Park is popular with sports enthusiasts, walkers, families and picnickers – and is also home to Provost Alexander’s Maze, Scotland’s oldest maze.
Nightclubs, Bars, Cinemas and Theatres
Food and Drink
Why not try Haggis & Neeps in one of Aberdeens many quality restaurant!
Sample a wee dram in a traditional scottish pub.
Foot, Bus, Bike there are many ways to explore Aberdeen.
Contact us for information on day tours by rail from Aberdeen.
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This feature is available here on our website.
- Select Search Rail + Hotel or Search Hotel.
- Enter your station from and destination to (over 200+ UK Mainline railway stations available)
- Enter Outward Journey Date and Train Departure Time window.
- Enter Return Journey Date and Train Departure Time window.
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- Enter the Number of Rooms required, Number of Adults and Number of Children.
- Select Search – the options available and live pricing will then be shown.
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INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR RAIL CONNECTION
Booking your Rail Connection
On some journeys you may have to change trains at intermediate stops along the route – we will advise this on our final booking confirmation.
Currently single journeys are not available via this booking system, however these can be booked via our office.
At present our system is connected to the fares of the following train operators LNER, Avanti West Coast and GWR – this means that for example Dundee to London or Dundee to Newcastle is loaded in as this is LNER route. It means that Preston to London or Preston to Glasgow is loaded in as this is a Avanti West Coast route and another example would be Bristol to London or Plymouth to London as this is on the GWR route. Our system currently has access to and from over 200 cities and towns in the UK. If you are unable to find your destination from your origin station for example Durham to Liverpool as this is a Transpennie route please email the office for a quotation.
Tickets and Seat Reservations
Confirmed outbound and return rail times, ticket collection code or E-Tickets will be sent to you no later than 7 days before departure.
Where possible seat reservations will be included.
No discounts are currently offered via our online booking system.If you require a discount for example if you hold any railcards i.e. HM Forces, Two Together or Senior railcard please contact our office on firstname.lastname@example.org
Changes to rail services due to Engineering work or strikes etc are out of our control.
If your booking is affected by any of these events we will advise you at our first opportunity.
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INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR HOTEL BOOKING
When you search for your ideal UK Rail Break, please note the following information regarding the Hotels you search and book.
If you select a Superdeal rate for a hotel, please note that these hotel bookings are non-flexible and non-refundable. If the booking is later cancelled no money will be refunded for any bookings in which these Superdeal rates have been booked.
Full payment is also required at the time of booking.
Please click on the Policies link within the search results to view the flexibility of the hotel that you are booking.
Children are classed as 12 years old or under at the time of check out.
At present Ancillary services like Theatre and attraction tickets are not available via the portal.Please contact our office for a quotation to include these.