Destination guide

Delight in the waterfront landscape of Aberdeen

Take a holiday to Aberdeen and enjoy the area's history, theatre scene and museums. This welcoming city attracts visitors thanks to its university setting and shopping. Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Aberdeen Art Gallery and Marischal Museum are a few of the top cultural sights. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, Vrbo has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Sightseeing in and around Aberdeen

Are you looking for things to do during your stay? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Aberdeen a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Codonas Amusement Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • King's Links (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Royal Aberdeen Golf Club (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Satrosphere Science Centre (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Balnagask Golf Course (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Hazlehead Golf Club (3.1 mi / 5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Aberdeen

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Aberdeen is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Duthie Park Winter Gardens (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Cruickshank Botanic Garden (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Hazlehead Park (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Balmedie Country Park (7.7 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Union Terrace Gardens (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Aberdeen City Beach (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Aberdeen

Fly into Aberdeen (ABZ), the closest airport, located 5.4 mi (8.7 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, Aberdeen Station, Dyce Station and Aberdeen Portlethen Station are the main stations in the city.

Can I find a vacation rental around Aberdeen?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 173 vacation rentals near Aberdeen. From 116 flats & apartments to 30 cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Aberdeen for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Aberdeen?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Aberdeen. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Aberdeen City Beach: 130 vacation rentals
  • Aberdeen (ABZ): 182 vacation rentals
  • Central Aberdeen: 100 vacation rentals
  • Bucksburn: 15 vacation rentals
  • Aberdeen West End: 45 vacation rentals

And Vrbo UK offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Aberdeen! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.