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This winter, take the time to explore Aberdeen and discover why the North-east continues to captivate visitors from around the world thanks to its strong music, heritage, festivals and food and drink experiences. Home to a varied and vibrant collection of cultural celebrations, featuring traditions both old and new, Aberdeen is transformed into a winter wonderland, promising to capture the magic of Christmas.

Get into the festive spirit at one of the city’s award-winning bars, where you can sample whisky, craft beer and gin all produced in Aberdeenshire. The city centre is set against an urban backdrop rich in history, culture and heritage, with many citing Aberdeen as one of the most architecturally unique in the world thanks to the grand granite buildings. The compact layout of the Granite City makes Aberdeen a shoppers’ paradise, where you can finish your Christmas shopping at west end boutiques and high street fashion brands.

They say variety is the spice of life, so when you need to take a break from the shops to refuel, Aberdeen offers a truly international flavour, sample mouth-watering menus at every turn, all produced with the finest local ingredients from the famous Aberdeen larder.

There are few places that capture the magic of Christmas better than a grand Scottish castle, and with 300 located in Aberdeenshire you’ll be spoilt for choice, as many of them host popup Christmas markets selling locally handmade gifts.

So, don’t go cold turkey this festive season, discover a Christmas adventure none of the family will forget. Plan your Scottish winter break at

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