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Aberdeen City Break

Aberdeen City Break


Fantastic Scottish cuisine, an excellent choice of popular high street shopping, a city buzzing with bars and entertainment…just some of the reasons why Aberdeen makes the perfect weekend city break in Scotland.

Skene House Apartment Hotels are ideal for getting a group of friends or family together, or for couples looking for a well deserved weekend away that won’t break the bank.

To make your trip as seamless as possible we’ve put together our recommended list of fun things to do for a chilled out weekend in Aberdeeen city centre.

#1 Check out our three city centre locations, Skene House Rosemount, Skene House Whitehall or Skene House Holburn online. The toughest choice will be choosing from our diverse range of apartments where every one is different! Our galleries on Pinterest might help you decide. Or see what everyone else is saying about us on TripAdvisor or Facebook. Still can’t decide which property to choose?  call our reservations team to discuss your needs and the differences between each property. They are a highly experienced bunch who know each property and apartment inside out and will be able to allocate you to the best one to suit your individual needs.

#2 Apartment booked! Get some inspiration for your weekend trip on our Pinterest boards. Here you’ll find tips on what to pack, where to go and expert travel hacks to make sure you get the best out of your precious weekend away. Keep up-to-date with events going on in the city during your visit by following us on Twitter @SkeneHouse

#3 Arriving by car? park in our secure on-site car parking and spend the rest of the weekend exploring the city on foot. You save on the cost of car parking, leaving you with more to spend in the shops…bonus!

#4 Our friendly reception team will check you in and a porter will show you to your apartment, (don’t forget to check-in on Facebook too!). Put the kettle on, settle in, and plan how you’re going to make the most of the rest of the weekend in Aberdeen.

#5 Let’s get out and about! If you need directions, a taxi or even an umbrella, our concierge team and 24 hour reception will always be on hand throughout your stay.

#6 First stop Union Square, where you will find all the major UK high street stores under one roof. Apple, Zara, MAC, Michael Kors and much more. Stop for a bite of lunch in one of the many restaurants and bistros such as Carluccio’s or indulge at Patisserie Valerie. Next you might want to make your way across to Marks & Spencers at the St Nicholas centre and then through to the Bon Accord Centre, where you will find John Lewis department store and Jo Malone for fine British fragrances.

#7 All shopped out? Give your wallet a break and take some time out in the city’s maritime museum or a stroll through the old town.

#8 Back at your Skene House Apartment Hotel, give your feet a rest and prepare for a night out on the town. Perhaps call in some pampering – get your hair, nails or make-up done in your apartment.

#9 Check out our partner restaurants for inspiration on where to dine in the city.

#10 Are you ready to party? Head to Soul for great music and atmosphere, a bar in a unique converted church setting in the centre of town.

To book your city break in Aberdeen, contact our reservations team on 01224 659 392 or email

We love to see our guests having fun in the city, why not share your best pictures with us by tweeting them to @SkeneHouse or tagging us on Facebook.



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