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What are the major attractions in Aberdeen?

If your trip to Aberdeen is all sorted out but your itinerary is looking a bit empty, let us give you a helping hand.

You'll need to rise with the sun if you want to see all the interesting sights this place has to offer. Provost Skenes House and Aberdeen Maritime Museum are no-brainers. Aberdeen Art Gallery and Marischal Museum can't be missed either.

Not far from the city center, Union Square Shopping Centre is one sight you might like to consider putting on your to-do list. If you still have some room on your itinerary, Aberdeen Harbour and Seaton Park will keep you entertained too.

What are the best road trip destinations near Aberdeen?

If you've visited all the major sights in Aberdeen, there's plenty more to explore down the road. Slide back behind the wheel and enjoy a new adventure in Alford. This great day-trip destination features some fascinating attractions, such as Craigievar Castle.

Where are the best beaches near Aberdeen?

Beaches can be excellent places for kite flying. If it's a windy day, why not buckle the little ones into the car and take a trip to Balmedie Beach? It's 7 miles from Aberdeen and is a wonderful place for some family fun in the sun.

Where are the best convention centers near Aberdeen?

If you're here for primarily work-related reasons, you'll probably be going to Beach Ballroom Bathing Area. It's situated 1 mile away.

How can I get a cheap car rental in Aberdeen?

Here are our top tips on how to hop behind the wheel of a rental car with extra cash in your pocket:

  • Compare as many different deals as you can (we make that job child's play!);
  • By entering only your email address into our Price Drop Alert, you'll know all the unbeatable deals for your desired destination;
  • Before you jump behind the wheel, take a look at both airport and non-airport pickup and drop-off outlets to make sure you're getting the cheapest deal around;
  • If you're not worried about which day of the week you get the keys to your car and your plans are flexible, play around with days and dates to find the best rates;
  • To avoid paying for an extra day or a late fee, try to keep your pickup and drop-off times as similar as possible;
  • If you're hoping to save a few dollars, pay as soon as you book and enjoy some of the best rates around;
  • Last of all, secure your favorite set of wheels as soon as possible to bag the biggest savings!

What kind of rental car should I get for Aberdeen?

Having your own wheels in Aberdeen will give you the freedom to squeeze in as many attractions as you can. Maybe you can't wait to leave the big city behind, hit the country roads, and go where the wind blows. If that's the case, grab one of our SUVs and explore the beautiful cliffs in the surrounding area. If you'd prefer to experience city life, something small will be a better fit. Zipping around bustling streets and heavy traffic will be a lot less stressful with a compact or mini car.

Should I get a luxury rental car in Aberdeen?

There's more than enough choice when it comes to rental cars in Aberdeen. From luxury models to agile compacts, you'll find it all here. Choosing your ride of course depends on your budget and what activities you've got planned. There are some road trips that are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas others don't need more than a bargain, no-frills type model. Which will it be this time?

What do I need to know about driving in Aberdeenshire (county)?

From its expressways to its alleys, discovering Aberdeen is a cinch with your own rental car. But before you merge into the fast lane, here's what you should know about driving around this city:

What side of the road do they drive on in Aberdeen?

Keep on the left-hand side of the road in Aberdeen. If you're planning to explore this destination on wheels, take note that the driver's seat will be on the right. It may take a little getting used to!

Is it difficult to park in Aberdeen?

It's relatively easy to find a car space in Aberdeen, although it can be a challenge to nab a spot in the busier areas. Booking a hotel that has on-site parking is a wise idea.

Does Aberdeen have peak-hour traffic?

As with most destinations, roads get busier in the morning and afternoon rush hours. However, due to its smaller population of roughly 196,700, traffic congestion isn't a big problem in Aberdeen.

Are there speed limits in Aberdeen?

The residential zones in Aberdeen have a 20 mi/h speed limit. Outside these areas, the speed limits typically range between 20 mi/h and 70 mi/h.

What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Aberdeenshire (county)?

Most of the time, your chosen rental car company will bill the amount listed on the fine to your credit card, including local taxes. Otherwise, they may provide your contact details to the relevant local law enforcement agency, who'll then send a fine straight to you.

Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Aberdeen?

It is against the law to use your cell phone while driving a car in Aberdeen, and you could even be hit with a fine for just holding a phone when you're in control of a vehicle. That said, the use of hands-free or Bluetooth functions is permitted, as long as your focus remains on the road.

What are the rules around drink driving in Aberdeen?

While behind the wheel in Aberdeen, it's against the law to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) above 0.05%. Planning to have a few beers while you're out? Consider using a ride-sharing service or taking a taxi.

Is turning on a red light allowed in Aberdeen?

It's prohibited to turn at a red light in Aberdeen. When you come across one, take the opportunity to enjoy a mindful moment until the light changes to green.

Are seat belts compulsory in Aberdeenshire (county)?

Seat belts must be worn in Aberdeenshire (county). Having said that, these rules may not apply for certain vehicles, such as those used by public transportation networks.

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