Aberdeen: A must for 2015

Published on 2nd February 2015

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St. Mark’s – Aberdeen

Aberdeen has immense appeal for commerce and leisure visitors. It is studded with outstanding architecture, which celebrates the granite influence, complemented by the Mica in the stone that sparkles like silver in the sunlight. Notable buildings include St. Mark’s Church, the Salvation Army Citadel, the Sherriff Court and Head Post Office, the extension to Marischal College and a wealth of other beauties on Union Street. Today modern retail parks and shopping centres including the £190 million retail development in Union Square cater for those with purchases of all types on their minds.

With 45 parks and gardens, the city has been the winner 10 times over of The Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain Best in Bloom “Best City” award. Stroll through Duthie Park on the banks of the River Dee with its boating pond and bandstand or visit the natural amphitheatre in the Denburn Valley.

Duthie Park Winter Garden

Duthie Park Winter Garden

Whilst embracing Mother Nature, why not visit one of the numerous Nature Reserves, where wildlife can be spotted anytime of the year. Following the outdoor lifestyle, of course there is a choice of more than 15 golf courses within 15 minutes of the centre and a further 30 beyond.

For the more creative amongst us Nick Nairn Cook School has 2 hour quick cook sessions to full day classes – so learn how to produce the perfect Angus steak or maybe a variation on a more traditional dish.

Tempted to visit? Click here for Dreamhouse Aberdeen.