Trains to Aberdeen

Cheap Trains to Aberdeen

"When I was 12, we went from Glasgow to Aberdeen on a school trip. It was called ``fresh air fortnight.” Billy Connolly

Known as the Granite City, most of the structures in Aberdeen are built from a beautiful, silvery-grey granite. Aberdeen is a centre for Britain’s North Sea oil industry. This has made it one of the costliest places to live in the UK, but don’t let this stop you from discovering this lovely city. In fact, most of its cultural attractions, including the Aberdeen Art Gallery and Maritime Museum, are free!

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Visiting Aberdeen by Train

The Aberdeen railway station is located in the city centre of Aberdeen, at Guild Street, next to Union Street. It’s the busiest station in northern Scotland, providing inter-city, regional and sleeper train services. The journey from Montrose and Stonehaven to Aberdeen is one of the most scenic train rides in Britain. Spectacular cliffs can be seen rising from the North Sea below. The view is even more impressive at sunrise.

The Aberdeen Maritime Museum, a museum that overlooks the nautical bustle of the Aberdeen Harbour, is one of the most visited attractions in the city. Centred in a three-storey replica of a North Sea oil platform, the museum explains everything that you need to know about the petroleum industry. Another museum to visit is the Gordon Highlanders Museum. This museum holds the history of one of the most famous fighting units of the British Army.

For art lovers, the Aberdeen Art Gallery would be a great place to visit. The stylish, marble-lined gallery space exhibits the great works of contemporary English and Scottish painters, including the works of Stephen Conroy, Gwen Hardie and Trevor Sutton.

Other attractions to check out in Aberdeen include St. Machar’s Cathedral, St. Nicholas’ Church and the King’s College Chapel which are recognized for their beautiful facades. Provost Skene’s house is also a famous attraction in the city. This late-medieval townhouse used to be the residence of the 17th-century provost, Sir George Skene.