Aberdeen Maritime Museum
The 17th-century Mercat Cross bears a sculpted frieze of portraits of Stuart monarchs.
Provost Skene's House
Surrounded by concrete and glass office blocks in what was once the worst slum in Aberdeen is this late-medieval turreted town house...
Aberdeen's coolest club – though admittedly there isn't much competition – cosy Snafu offers a wide range of rotating club nights and...
Musa Art Cafe
The bright paintings on the walls match the vibrant furnishings and smart gastronomic creations at this great cafe-restaurant, set in a...
Lonely Planet review
Overlooking the nautical bustle of Aberdeen harbour is the Maritime Museum. Centred on a three-storey replica of a North Sea oil production platform, it explains all you ever wanted to know about the petroleum industry. Other galleries, some situated in Provost Ross's House , the oldest building in the city and part of museum, cover the shipbuilding, whaling and fishing industries. Sleek and speedy Aberdeen clippers were a 19th-century shipyard speciality, used by British merchants for the importation of tea, wool and exotic goods (opium, for instance) to Britain, and, on the return journey, the transportation of emigrants to Australia.