The Royal Burgh of Aberdeen is Scotland’s third most populous city. Also know as ‘The Granite City’, ‘The Grey City’ and ‘The Silver City with Golden Sands’, these nicknames reflect the number of buildings constructed from local granite, which can sparkle like silver in the sunshine.
Aberdeen’s traditional industries included fishing, paper making and textiles but oil is now the number one industry. Aberdeen hosts two universities, with students contributing to the vibrant feel of the city.
Fantastic shopping, dining and self-catering options abound. Visitors can enjoy a range of activities, from visiting historical buildings in the old town, to playing on the beach. Wandering through the famous parks and gardens, visiting the many theatres, museums and galleries, admiring entries for Britain in Bloom, joining the annual literary or jazz festivals, Aberdeen and its surrounds offer an ideal year-round base for enjoying a fabulous city self-catering break.
From luxury apartments and self-catering flats in the city centre to lodges and cottages in the nearby countryside of Aberdeenshire, our holiday properties provide an ideal base to explore the city and the castle, whisky and coastal trails of the region.