Destination guide

Delight in the waterfront landscape of Aberdeen

Take a holiday to Aberdeen and enjoy the area's history, theatre scene and museums. This welcoming city attracts visitors thanks to its university setting and shopping. Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Aberdeen Art Gallery and Marischal Museum are a few of the top cultural sights. Whether you're planning a family holiday, a trip with friends or a romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of holiday homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Sightseeing in and around Aberdeen

Are you looking for things to do during your stay? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Aberdeen a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Codonas Amusement Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)
  • King's Links (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Royal Aberdeen Golf Club (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Satrosphere Science Centre (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Balnagask Golf Course (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Hazlehead Golf Club (3.1 mi / 5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Aberdeen

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Aberdeen is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Duthie Park Winter Gardens (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Cruickshank Botanic Garden (1.4 mi / 2.3 km)
  • Hazlehead Park (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Balmedie Country Park (7.7 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Union Terrace Gardens (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Aberdeen City Beach (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Aberdeen

Fly into Aberdeen (ABZ), the closest airport, located 5.4 mi (8.7 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, Aberdeen Station, Dyce Station and Aberdeen Portlethen Station are the main stations in the city.

How many holiday rentals are available around Aberdeen?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 148 holiday lettings around Aberdeen. From 36 cottages to 89 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Aberdeen?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Aberdeen. From travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Dyce Airport (ABZ): 168 holiday homes
  • Huntly: 214 holiday homes
  • Montrose: 114 holiday homes
  • Ellon: 87 holiday homes
  • Banchory: 239 holiday homes offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Aberdeen! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Aberdeen?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Aberdeen with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Huntly: 214 holiday lettings
  • Montrose: 114 holiday lettings
  • Ellon: 87 holiday lettings
  • Banchory: 239 holiday lettings
  • Laurencekirk: 119 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Aberdeen? offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Aberdeen. From travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Balmedie Beach: 108 holiday rentals
  • Dunnottar Castle: 196 holiday rentals
  • Fyvie Castle: 144 holiday rentals
  • Crathes Castle and Gardens: 215 holiday rentals
  • Insch: 54 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Aberdeen listed on where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.