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Easter Egg Hunts in Aberdeen and Shire

  Looking for an Easter Egg Hunt in Aberdeen and Shire? Look no further. Easter is approaching, and many of our mini guests enjoy hunting for eggs at this time of year. We don’t blame them, as usually these eggs are of the delicious chocolate variety. Here’s the latest, and a great offer to conclude […]

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    Stay as Long as You Want at the New Long Stay Skene Whitehall

    Aberdeen is known for big business, and big projects. This means that people often commit to the city for extended periods of time. If you, or your boss, need to spend potentially months in Aberdeen on a project, or if you’re relocating to the Granite City, our new offering at Skene House Whitehall may become […]

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    The Glamour of Graduation with Skene House

    You’ve worked for years, burnt the midnight oil and the relief and joy of actually graduating is just around the corner. The graduation ceremony is a time when, for better or for worse, families come together to celebrate. Bringing relatives into one room can be a joyous or, shall we tactfully say, ‘colourful’ experience and […]

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    Aberdeen, Wednesday 3rd August 2016

Aberdeen Performing Arts and QDos Entertainment- official launch of Aberdeen’s largest-selling panto, Dick McWhittington, which will run at His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen from Saturday, December 3 to Sunday, January 8, 2017

For more info contact Erica Banks, Communications Officer, Aberdeen Performing Arts, Tel 01224 337641 Mob 07919 565156 Email

Pictured is (l to r): Elaine C Smith, Alan McHugh, Jordan Young,  

Picture by Michal Wachucik / Abermedia

    Plan Your Christmas Panto Break in the Granite City

    Book a Christmas panto for a festive family-friendly weekend away, see a great show and watch children’s faces light up as they holler, ‘OH NO SHE ISN’T’ and ‘IT’S BEHIND YOU!!!’   Aberdeen’s renowned His Majesty’s Theatre is undoubtedly one of the most handsome and luxurious auditoriums in Scotland, so opulent it was once described […]

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    Wedding Accommodation Sorted

     Wedding season is upon us and Skene House is an extremely popular destination for bridal party and wedding guests’ overnight accommodation…in fact, we can accommodate up to 589 guests! With three city centre locations and each only a 30 minute drive from many popular wedding venues on the outskirts of the city centre, Skene House […]

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    Travel Tips from Dads

    To finish off this month’s family theme and remembering Father’s Day earlier this month, we asked dads at Skene House (members of the team) what they think about when planning family travel, and here’s a few of their top tips… >” If it’s not mentioned on the website then call the hotel or serviced apartment […]

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    Staycation at Skene House


      With so much to do in Aberdeen over the coming months, why go anywhere else? Forget the long journeys, airport struggles and of course the expense of going abroad. When you feel you need a break from it all, pack up the car or jump on the train to Aberdeen and discover the delights […]

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    Weekend breaks in the country

    Escape to the countryside

      During the month of April the blog focuses on exciting weekend breaks in Aberdeen for all the family. This week, we have carefully chosen four fantastic activities all within a one hour drive of our apartments. Skene House Apartment Hotels are the perfect base for exploring Aberdeen city and shire. Arriving by car you […]

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    Celebrate Mother’s Day with Skene House

    Mother’s Day is just around the corner so we thought we would celebrate some inspirational local mums and find out where they like to spend quality time with their loved ones in and around Aberdeen. Meet Jennifer, Suzanne and their mum Susan… This talented trio founded their family business Almondine in 2011, located on Thistle […]

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    Moving to Aberdeen for University

    Having a friendly and welcoming base from which to start flat/house hunting will make the search much more enjoyable and productive.

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