Discover Aberdeen

Known as ‘the Silver City with the Golden Sands’, Aberdeen is lively, full of history and an amazing place for international students. With its beautiful surrounding countryside and stunning coastline, Aberdeen has recently been named the best city to live in Scotland, and the second best in the UK by PricewaterhouseCoopers.


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Aberdeen city front

Living history

Experience Aberdeen’s intriguing history at the award-winning Maritime Museum. Meanwhile, the beautifully preserved 17th century Tolbooth Prison Museum offers fully interactive displays, models and exhibits. Outside the city, you can explore the incredible 400-year-old Craigievar Castle, located in the nearby Grampian Mountains.

Aberdeen City at Night

Art, creativity and culture

Aberdeen is one of Scotland’s most culturally important cities. It has a thriving theatre scene, hosting ballet, drama and opera performances at His Majesty’s Theatre throughout the year. Aberdeen is also well known for its first-class literature events and comedy nights.

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Entertainment everywhere

Aberdeen is a great place to socialise and have fun. Find everything you need at 4 large shopping malls, unique independent stores and designer boutiques. The city’s cultural diversity means you can try delicious food from all over the world. You can also enjoy the varied nightlife, ranging from trendy bars to quiet old pubs.

Aberdeen beautiful scenery

Beautiful scenery

Over a quarter of Aberdeen is made up of green space, and the city’s parks and gardens have won several awards. It’s easy to find the perfect place to take a walk, go for a run or simply enjoy the weather in Scotland’s sunniest city.

Aberdeen student Rui from Angola

Rui from Angola

Student at the University of Aberdeen

Coming to Aberdeen was a life-changing decision on both an academic and personal level. It's very multi-cultural and offers the right balance of busy city life and calm spaces.

Aberdeen student Supriya from India

Supriya from India

Student at the University of Aberdeen

Aberdeen is the one of the most beautiful cities I have ever been to. The place has great scenic views with a remarkable history. The people are warm-hearted, very friendly and helpful.

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