Tourist Information

Tourist Information

The Visitor Information Centre in Aberdeen is located at:

Aberdeen Visitor Information Centre 23 Union Street Aberdeen Tel: 01224 288 828 Aberdeen Visitor Information Centre Location

Aberdeen caters for all cultural, leisure and entertainment tastes.

regularly attract national and international artists and companies.

The city also boasts four cinema multiplexes, Aberdeen Art Gallery, a Maritime Museum and first-class sports facilities.


The main high street in Aberdeen is Union Street where you will find most buses stop.  Union street has many high street shops, bars and restaurants.  There are 3 main shopping centres in Aberdeen City Centre:

Union Square is the newest shopping centre in Aberdeen which opened in late 2009.  It boasts many high street shops, coffee shops, restaurants, a spa and a cinema complex.  Union Square also benefits from being located next to the rail and bus stations.


Scotland's position on the edge of the European continent with sea on three sides means that the weather is very varied!  In April the weather is usually quite cold so warm clothing is recommended. 

The average high temperature is 10ºC, with the average low temperature being 3ºC. Metoffice For more information please visit the Metoffice or the BBC Weather forecast

Eating Out in Aberdeen

As with other cities, Aberdeen has a wide range of eateries catering for most tastes! You can get links to a range of restaurants from most of which provide a sample menu and an indication of price.

Currency and Banks

The official currency of UK is £ sterling. Commonly accepted credit cards are Visa, and Mastercard. Display signs are usually visible in all restaurants and shops indicating which cards they accept.

Travellers' cheques can be cashed at most banks. Most banks are closed on Saturdays and all day Sunday. There are foreign exchange booths at all major airports and in Aberdeen city centre. There are ATMs at the RGU Campus at Riverside East (Sir Ian Wood building).  There is one ATM at the AECC but this incurs a charge for use.  There is a full range of Banks in Aberdeen city centre. 

Extending your Visit

If you are keen to stay longer either in the local area, or visiting the rest of Scotland, you can find information at our Tourist Information page or from the Visit Scotland website. 

Dunnottar Castle is a twenty five minute drive from Aberdeen for those looking to experience a part of local Scottish history.

Other resources:

Video of Things to do in Aberdeen Aberdeen City from above Castle Trail Whisky Trail What's on

For tourist information, see VisitAberdeen website.