Local Area Tourist Information, Aberdeen Scotland

Aberdeen the "Granite City" of Scotland, is the perfect place for a holiday with a wide range of shops and local attractions.


His Majesty's Theatre

His Majesty's Theatre brings London's West End to Aberdeen through a variety of entertainment. Aberdeen Music Hall plays host to an ever widening range of events. Concerts of all descriptions are enthusiastically attended. Programmes of Classical, Folk, Rock, Pop and Jazz music are equally at home in the Hall while Exhibitions, Seminars, Conferences, Graduation Balls, Tea Dances and Craft Fairs all find a professional welcome.

The Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre, the north's premier meeting and events venue, boasts state-of-the art convention facilities, capable of housing up to 2000 delegates. The AECC website provides further information, events and activities.


Opposite the Art Gallery is The Academy an indoor shopping mall with boutiques, restaurants and bars. Union Street the main shopping area in the city centre, is a few minutes away, with The Bon-Accord-St Nicholas Centre, and The Mall shopping centre, also known as The Trinity Centre. Aberdeen's largest shopping centre, Union Square, is just a short walk from Union Street, towards the Railway Station. There is also the smaller Galleria centre, off Langstane Place in the city centre. Golf in Aberdeen and Grampian

Sports & Leisure

Aberdeen and Grampian boasts 70 different Scottish golf courses, with a great range of links, parkland and heathland courses for you to experience. There are 25 links courses and 45 inland courses to choose from.

Whisky distillery

Aberdeen is an excellent base for the Malt Whisky Trail with the opportunity to visit whisky distilleries, and the fascinating Castle Trail.

Royal Deeside is also nearby, including historical Balmoral Castle, the Scottish home of the Royal Family. The western half of Royal Deeside lies within the Cairngorms National Park and much of the area consists of beautiful mountains and glens. It is very sparsely populated with the biggest centre, Banchory, having a population of a few thousand people. Ballater, Aboyne and Braemar are other towns which are of interest to tourists.

Aberdeen Art Gallery, close to His Majesty's Theatre, holds a fine collection of paintings, sculpture, silver and ceramics. Aberdeen Maritime Museum tells the story of the city's long relationship with the sea. The Tolbooth Museum focuses on the history of crime and punishment within Aberdeen.

Aberdeen Scotland

Central location

The Aberdeen Northern Hotel is walking distance to Historic old Aberdeen and the five mile "Aberdeen and Beach Circuit", an unexpected mixture of seafront, picturesque riverside and woodlands combined with ancient buildings, cobbled streets and the University and Cathedral of Old Aberdeen. It is also minutes away from the city centre.

Astoria Restaurant and Ellington's Bar at Northern Hotel

Restaurant and Bar

Enjoy a meal at Ellingtons Bar Diner where a varied selection of dishes are prepared from fresh local produce. The Astoria Restaurant is available for private functions.


The Aberdeen Northern Hotel also has a bar with wide screen TVs and a pool table.

Weddings at Northern Hotel Aberdeen

Conferences & Weddings

The Northern Hotel offers excellent conference facilities and is the ideal venue for your wedding, function or party. We have a selection of rooms, depending on the size of your event.

Online reservations

Online Reservations

All rates are inclusive of VAT and a really good Scottish Breakfast. Prices are per room.


Single room - £51
Double room (single occupancy) - £60
Double Room - £66
Twin room - £66
Family room - £85

we reserve the right to alter rates

Please click here to be taken to our secure online booking service where you can check availability and make an instant reservation.


  • "Sandra and Douglas would like to thank all the staff who made our Ruby Wedding so enjoyable. The service like the food was great and I'm sure would not be beaten anywhere else. Thank you all again and Happy New Year"
    Sandra & Douglas
  • ..."Just a note to thank you for the lovely evening on Friday at our Diamond Wedding. The food was good and selection was superb. All our guests thought it was excellent. We would also like to thank the waitress who did a wonderful job.
    Thanks again, J & G Sinclair
  • ...Have stayed at this hotel a few times and now really should do a review as I have forgotten the last couple of times. Fantastic service, friendly staff and management... Room are always clean, fresh and comfortable. Whetever you pay full price or get a deal (some great deals to be had), I can always recommend this place as i have never had a bad room or experience here. The restaurant serves what can only be discribed as an amazing traditional Scottish breakfast and has by far the nicest haggis I have had whilist staying in Scotland. I will always try and stay here when on business but beware, this place is always busy and you need to book a few weeks in advance most times but well worth the planning. I really must try and come up stay here for personal pleasure soon."