Things to See in Aberdeen During the Summer

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Aberdeen is one of the best known cities in Scotland, and after St Andrews, Glasgow and Edinburgh the Granite City is a key stop for most tourists. It is also a thriving town with people moving in to attend university or take up jobs in the oil industry. Indeed, there is stiff competition for flats to rent in Aberdeen thanks to this influx of people. If you are visiting Aberdeen in the summer there are few things which you must see.

The Great Outdoors

Summer is without a doubt the best time to visit Aberdeen. The rain abates (slightly), the daylight hours are incredibly long and the temperature is reasonable. This makes it the perfect time to get out and explore the fabulous wilderness surrounding the city. A good place to start is the National Nature Reserve at Sands of Forvie which is one of the country’s biggest dunes. There are also plentiful hiking opportunities which will allow you to spot wildlife like golden eagles.

The Aberdeen International Youth Festival

The Aberdeen International Youth Festival is generally in late July or early August. This great event brings together talented youths from up to 70 countries and includes a vast array of fun things to see and do. The city is incredibly busy and fun at this time of year and it is definitely worth checking out.

Taste of Grampian

Finally, it is worth checking out the Taste of Grampian. This festival is in June coinciding with the longest nights of the year, and it is a treat for foodies. Celebrity chefs will help you celebrate Scotland’s incredible produce – you certainly won’t go hungry here.

Aberdeen is a lovely place to visit at any time of year. But it is truly at its best in the summer – thankfully there is plenty to see and do then.

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