Aberdeen, otherwise known as â€˜The Granite Cityâ€™ because of the material from which its buildings are made, is the most desirable place to live in United Kingdom and it shows. People from all over England are moving there because of its deep roots in history, low unemployment rate and low crime statistics. Itâ€™s little known, however, that Aberdeen is truly a young city with a diverse night life, making it the perfect spot for a weekend away. So read this guide, grab your girls and get yourself to Aberdeen. Weâ€™ve put together recommendations for whatever kind of night you want to experience, be it beach, hen party or musical.
Union Terrace in Aberdeen by Library of Congress
If you fancy a higher-class do or something a little different from the standard drink and dance, look no further than Aberdeenâ€™s beach. Located within the city, itâ€™s a great spot to spend with your ladies. You could make your own party, by cracking open the champagne, getting a good quality food hamper, and plugging your phone into a mini-amp to play your favourite BeyoncÃ© Spotify playlist. You donâ€™t have to spend tons of money to have a fantastic time. There have even been sightings of dolphins in the sea, so bring your binoculars, kick back and relax, unless youâ€™re brave enough to actually attempt to ride them.
Aberdeen Beach Front by Gordon Robertson
Has he popped the question or are you sure heâ€™s going to? Well then, this is the section for you. If done properly, a hen do can be the best night of your life. We actually think it is much more fun than your wedding night! Make sure that you do it in style â€“ you are marking the end of an era after all. To ensure a fantastic transformation from singleton to married woman, prestigious hen events organisations like Hen Heaven have a variety of packages, from clay pigeon shooting to cocktail making lessons. Better yet, you wonâ€™t have to sort out a hotel as it is all included in the package, as is a queue jump to the local nightclub. Pretty good, huh? If youâ€™re interested, check out their website for prices.
Cocktail making equipment by Callum Mckain
As Aberdeen is surrounded by forests and sea, the city has many fine eateries, each selling fresh produce that visitors of the area adore. Bistro Verde, a localâ€™s favourite, is the prime location for the fresh catch of the day from Aberdeenâ€™s fresh waters.
After youâ€™ve finished wining and dining your girls, be sure to move to the nearest jazz club, The Blue Lamp. The club is a localâ€™s favourite, sponsored by Jazz Scotland, the prestigious music promoter. The Blue Lamp puts on nights from orchestra to experimental and people from all over Scotland flock to experience the internationally-renowned talent that perform on the prestigious stage such as the Aberdeen Jazz Orchestra. Donâ€™t believe us? Weâ€™ll leave you with one of AJOâ€™s top hits, Belly Roll:
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