Enjoy A Budget Shopping Break in Aberdeen

Budget Shopping Break in Aberdeen – A shopping trip away with pals is a great way to spend quality time with friends and have a good catch up. If you’re considering combining a girls’ shopping trip with healthy living, within a sensible budget, then here are the best tips covering where to shop, eat and drink when staying at Skene House Apartment Hotels. We’ll show you how to get the most for your money in Aberdeen.

Skene House Apartment Hotels offer one, two or three bedroom accommodation. This can prove highly economical if shared between friends (and especially if you book the January Sales 15% off offer* below!). Close to Aberdeen’s shopping districts, and with ample free parking, it’s straightforward to drop off the car, walk to the shops and then load up your bargains when it’s time to return home.

Shopping – Aberdeen is home to some of the biggest names that drop their prices drastically when the sales hit. All Skene House Apartment Hotels are notably central and within walking distance of the city’s large shopping centres.

For fashion bargains the Bon Accord Centre is a solid first choice. Just a few minutes from Skene House Rosemount it’s home to John Lewis, Next, Coast, Monsoon, Karen Millen and Hobbs, all renowned for knock down price-tags when the sales start. The St Nicholas Centre next door offers up Marks and Spencer, Office and The Body Shop which can be great treasure troves for bargains.

The nearby Trinity Centre is home to Debenhams which has sales offers running across all three floors. Book lovers can explore Waterstones. And for music, games and entertainment try HMV.

Aberdeen’s newest shopping centre, Union Square, has a wealth of stores competing for your custom in the sales. Next, Dune, Hollister, Apple, Michael Kors, Boux Avenue, Fatface, River Island, Rox and Boss to name a few. And if you’re considering a holiday bargain then it’s worth dropping by Barrhead Travel.

For the West End of the city Skene House Holburn is ideally placed. If designer bargains appeal then Cruise, Pure and Kafka are located on Union Street and Alford Place. Thistle Street has a host of independent shops including Bellino and Hamish Munro for shoe lovers, Esslemonts for menswear and Esslemonts 2 for Womenswear, which may all offer up a bargain.

Where to Eat – There’s a range of quality cafes offering light lunches at good prices in Aberdeen’s shopping areas. Books and Beans on Belmont Street, Contour Cafe on the Green, The Kitchen Works on Summer Street, Foodstory Cafe on Thistle Street and So… on Union Street provide hearty food that doesn’t break the bank.

Where to Stay – Each Skene House Apartment Hotel offers comfortable, stylish and relaxing accommodation in the heart of the city. Indulge in your own apartment or cut costs by sharing with friends. Each apartment has its own living room and kitchen so it’s tempting to buy quality ingredients at the nearby supermarkets and rustle up healthy, hearty food at little expense. If it’s more relaxing to dine out then reasonably priced eateries include Amarone (Italian), Boozy Cow (burgers) and Howies (Scottish) near Skene House HolburnNargile Mezeriye (Turkish), Christos Greek Taverna and Rye & Soda (Scottish) near Skene House Rosemount; and Bhan Thai, Muchacho (Mexican) and No.1 Bar and Grill (Scottish) close to Skene House Whitehall.

And if you really love a bargain then complimentary teas, coffees and hot chocolates are available in all the Skene House lounges. A complimentary drink, soft or alcoholic, is available for every guest at Skene House Rosemount and Whitehall. An extensive breakfast buffet is included at all properties when you book directly by phone, email or on the webiste. And with excellent free Wifi you can carry on the Sales shopping from the comfort of your own apartment. Bargain! *And don’t forget to check out our 15% off January Sales offer here.

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26 thoughts on “Enjoy A Budget Shopping Break in Aberdeen

  1. Cathy Glynn says:

    Aberdeen sounds like the perfect place for a shopping spree and the apartments sound ideal as a base, who can resist a bargain x

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      It’s such a walkable city too so you can literally visit almost 100 stores, big names, so easily, only stopping for coffee and cake!

  2. Talya says:

    Oooh love a shopping break and Aberdeen sounds so tempting!

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      If you haven’t been you should try it. Lots going on, as well as good shopping!

  3. Sophie says:

    Great post! I’d love to pop up to Aberdeen for the weekend!

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      Always great to try somewhere new.

  4. I’ve never been to Aberdeen but it sounds fab, especially for shopping! I would love a shopping break – child free!!

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      Aberdeen is a great destination for a girly break. We’ve got a new champagne bar, lovely cocktail bars as well as the shopping. Hopefully you’ll visit soon.

  5. Aberdeen is on our list to visit next year. The shopping might just tip the balance 🙂

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      Wonderful. There’s so much to do for families as well. We have a blog post on that very subject if you wish to take a look. Please get in touch nearer the time.

  6. Nice guide of sales, specially now that everyone is spending lots of money in gifts for Christmas! 🙂 x

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      Thank you. Sometimes if you return goods or receive a gift voucher for Christmas you end up in the sales too so the best the of both worlds!

  7. Kara says:

    We are coming to aberdeeen in february, cannot wait

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      Fantastic. We’ll have to swap notes! Have you got your accommodation sorted out?

  8. Sounds like fun. I would love to visit Aberdeen 🙂 Love the sales too!!

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      Please do!

  9. This sounds like a great shopping trip, and a great place to stay too. I feel a little girlie treat coming on

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      Go for it! I love visiting new cities so if you haven’t been here before hopefully we can welcome you soon. p.s. there’s also a new champagne bar you might also quite like!

  10. We’ve never been to Aberdeen but would love to visit. Sounds like the shopping is pretty epic!

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      The shopping here’s just getting better and better. Lovely city to visit. Hopefully you can visit soon.

  11. Oh my gosh,
    I might share this with my dad, he was bought up for sometime in Aberdeen & thats where is mother lived when she was young.
    Could be another reason for him to visit!

    Got to love a bargain

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      It’s a beautiful city now. So much has modernised yet the handsome granite buildings of Union Street remain and your father would recognise them in an instant. I hope he gets an opportunity to come home soon.
      [The Skene House apartments are great for multi generational trips as you have your own rooms yet a shared living room and kitchen so there’s privacy yet you’re together. All the best.]

  12. How great does that sound!!! I’d love to go on a shopping break to Aberdeen. Might have to wait until mini man is older unfortunately.

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      He’d be very welcome but sometimes shopping requires dedicated focus 🙂

  13. Evelina says:

    I haven’t been to Aberdeen, just another reason to visit it.

    1. Skene House Blogger says:

      Always lovely to go somewhere new. Thanks for dropping by.

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