If you want to get cosy and loved up, then Skene House is an indulgent home from home. Not just a perfunctory hotel room, but a spacious living room, fully furnished kitchen and separate bedroom. Let’s face it, an apartment or suite is far more romantic than a bed in a room. Chill the bubbles in the fridge before heading out for a romantic meal, get ready for date night as your other half chills in the living room (a little privacy can be appreciated). Or stay in, and prepare dinner à deux in your own Skene House kitchen.
Date Destinations – Dip into Nargile for Turkish mezze, savour local produce in Moonfish or find harmony at Harmony restaurant on Justice Mill Lane, a minute’s walk from Skene House Holburn. Reserve seating at Grape & Grain on Thistle Street (reopening planned for September 2020) for wine, gin and craft beers in smart surroundings where you can hear yourself think. Walk hand in hand along Aberdeen beach – sweeping white sands, cute cafés, hot chocolate and ice cream galore.
Art lovers will also relish Aberdeen. The newly opened and refurbished Aberdeen Art Gallery is a joy, and it’s open seven days a week. Discover Alison Watt, Joan Eardley, Joyce Cairns and Martin Parr on Schoolhill.
Alternatively, get out and about on a crisp winter’s day for a self-guided Nuart Street Tour. Nuart is a street art festival, transforming old and occasionally unloved buildings across the city centre into works of art, adding a unique, vibrant stamp to the city. Click here to view a Nuart Trail and map.
Aberdeen takes its food seriously, and with a larder rich in fantastic seafood, game, cereals and fruit, this city is in a prime location to offer it all.
Vegans can drop by Bonobo, meat lovers call into Vovem or Miller and Carter, consider the Silver Darling or The Pier for views out to sea, it’s got to be Almondine for macarons, The Grill for a traditional whisky bar, craft beers options are multiple (click here), make it the Cult of Coffee for a caffeine fix, and Cup for the cutest Afternoon Tea. Room for a wafer thin mint anyone?
Aberdeen is rich in history. From great people, such as Lord Byron, who grew up here, to world leaders in industry and incredible stories. Visit the free Tollbooth Museum on the Castlegate to uncover horrible history, from murder to witchcraft, and discover the unbelievable but true story of Peter Williamson, an Aberdeen lad kidnapped and sold overseas in a shocking 18th century trade of enslaved youngsters.
Step inside the free Maritime Museum to get to grips with Aberdeen’s whaling, shipbuilding, fishing and modern oil industry.
Head out to Old Aberdeen to discover the UK’s fifth oldest university, and a host of beautiful parks and gardens such as Seaton Park and the Cruickshank Botanic Garden, step inside the Zoology Museum for creatures great and small, and visit the city’s former cathedral, St Machar.
-For the lowdown on Nuart visit TwoScotsAbroad.
–Dinner Stories raves about Grape and Grain here.
-And for a list of Aberdeen foodie options explore this delectable list from the Foodie Quine.
Consider Skene House Holburn Hotel Suites, a boutique all-suite hotel with thirty-five 1, 2 and 3 bedroom suites, each with a separate living and dining room, and kitchen, available for five nights or more (5 night minimum stay), located where the West End meets the city centre. Call +44 1224 659 392 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to welcoming you.