Cheap flights to Aberdeen
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Catch the next airBaltic flight to Aberdeen for:
- the chance to visit one of the 40+ whisky distilleries in Scotland
- a business meeting in the Oil Capital of Europe
- outdoor adventures in the Scottish Highlands.
Located on the east coast of Scotland, Aberdeen literally means "between the Don and the Dee", the two rivers which define the location of the city itself.
Aberdeen is most famously known as the "granite city" due to the large number of buildings made from the rugged local stone which make it one of the most architecturally interesting cities in the whole United Kingdom. Prime examples include an impressive turreted town house on Union Street and the Castlegate Citadel.
Surrounding Aberdeenshire boasts some of the finest wilderness in Britain, particularly in the huge Cairngorms National Park. With mountains, forests, heathland and lochs, it's a paradise for nature lovers, climbers, hikers, cyclists fishermen and - if you're lucky with the snow - winter sports enthusiasts. Just one cheap flight to Aberdeen and the whole lot is yours.
Summers are warm - though swarms of midges can be a problem in the countryside - and while Aberdeenshire is known for the speed with which its weather can change, just copy the locals and be prepared for everything from glorious sunshine to driving sleet!
English is the most common language, albeit Scots English with a distinctive Aberdonian accent that may take a little getting used to! Occasionally you may also hear the ancient and beautiful Scots Gaelic language being spoken - Aberdeen University even boasts a department specialising in its study.
See and do
The so-called 'Granite Mile' of Union Street is the main shopping district with everything from designer names to traditional craft shops where you can order your clan tartan by the metre.
As the main settlement for many miles around, a major port, a financial centre and the main embarkation point for oil rig workers, Aberdeen is not short of excellent pubs and places to eat to suit all budgets. Though it has become something of an international joke, a properly-made haggis really is delicious and just the thing to fill you up on a chilly day, ideally washed down with a "wee dram" - a tumbler of whisky from one of the famous highland distilleries.
The three most popular tourist attactions: Provost Skene's House, Aberdeen Art Gallery and the Aberdeen Maritime Museum, can all be visited free of charge, making your cheap flight to Aberdeen even better value!
Pictures of Aberdeen