Five top sights to see in Aberdeen when visiting #DanceLive17
You might have a busy festival schedule planned but if you can spare some time in between performances I recommend seeing some of Aberdeen’s iconic sights:
It’s the second largest granite building in the world and it towers over our architecturally distinctive city centre. The grand building can be admired from a number of viewpoints but I suggest getting really close if you want a great selfie ;)
Old Aberdeen is the oldest part of the city. It is here that monks and scholars settled and the 1495 University of Aberdeen, Kings College building was erected. Today, Old Aberdeen is famed for its cobbled quaint streets, parks, museums and impressive buildings.
It doesn’t only sit in picturesque surroundings but has a long, and interesting, history too! The bridge is said to have been built in the late 13th century and was completed by Robert the Bruce! Today the Brig (Bridge) is a scheduled ancient monument!
There’s not many places that you could venture on a 10 minute walk from festival venues and end up at a mile-long beautiful beach… and even catch a glimpse of dolphins! Wrap up warm, pack a picnic and enjoy a quick lunch watching the waves crash on our golden sands.
For me this has to be one of the city’s most spectacular, and unusual, sights to see in Aberdeen. Watch on from our high street as large working ships dock up close to the city streets. You can even board a dolphin cruise from here!
For more information about what there is to do in Aberdeen and to plan your trip visit www.visitabdn.com.