Aberdeen Railway Station (center of town) is located 500 meters west of the harbor in Guild Street and is a 5 minute walk to the ferry terminal. Taxis are available at most times on the station rank. City center 1.2km.
Cruise vessels normally berth at Telford Dock, Victoria Dock or Albert Basin. The harbor expansion project which was completed in 2020 which will allow large vessels to berth alongside the 1400 meters quay.
Printable map of Aberdeen to take along on the cruise.
Cruise calendar for this port.
Check here for festivals and events in Aberdeen when you are in port.
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Aberdeen (Scottish Gaelic: Obar Dheathain) is Scotland's third largest city, with a population of about 202,000. Aberdeen is the county town of Aberdeenshire, and the chief seaport in the north-east of Scotland. Aberdeen is commonly referred to variously as "the Granite City", or the "Silver City" on account of the gray, occasionally sparkling building stone used in older buildings in the city; and the "Flower of Scotland", Aberdeen long having been famous for outstanding parks, gardens and floral displays. These days, Aberdeen also boasts the title of Oil Capital of Europe thanks to the supply of crude oil in the North Sea, and stands on a bay of the North Sea, between the mouths of the rivers Don and Dee.
Almost all the places of visitor interest - Art Gallery, Marischal College, Provost Ross's House, Maritime Museum, shopping malls, Provost Skene's House, harbor and Union Street - are within easy walking distance of each other.
Pedestrian Maps There are quite a few of these located around the city center, mainly in points of interest. They are very useful for navigating the rather random layout of the city center and also give details of where to go to catch a particular bus.
Head out into the Aberdeenshire countryside and delve into Scotland's Castle Country. Why not include the striking Crathes Castle and its neighbor Craigievar Castle – both with magnificent painted ceilings? Take in Castle Fraser with its historic furnishings, paintings and fine embroidery and of course, one of Scotland's most famous castles, Dunnottar, a dramatic cliff top ruin located south of Stonehaven.
Whisky lovers will want to head for Moray were some of the World's most famous malts are produced. Glenfiddich, The Glenlivet, Benromach and Glen Grant are just some of the few you can sample! Whilst in the region be sure to visit the splendid Elgin Cathedral, Baxters of Speyside or the Moray Firth Wildlife center (Spey Bay).
Superb shops and department stores, including three major shopping malls, are to be found in and around the impressive architecture of the mile long Union Street.
The currency throughout the UK is the pound (£). You may also hear the slang term quid for pounds. Scottish bank notes are frowned upon in other parts of the UK, so change the notes before leaving Scotland.
Cash machines (ATM) or less formally 'holes in the wall' are very widely available and usually dispense £10 and £20 notes.
Visa, Mastercard and Maestro, are accepted by most shops and restaurants.
English is spoken throughout the country, but sometimes with heavy accents!
Most cafe's and restaurants offer free WiFi.
The local emergency telephone number is 999, however, the EU-wide 112 can also be used.
Shopping hours are in general:
Small stores 6 or 7 days a week (10am - 6pm)
Larger stores in general stay open till' 9PM
Hyper marts often 24/7
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