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Dating in Aberdeen has never been easier than with Flirtio. You won’t need any other dating sites, or events like speed dating, because, with Flirtio, we have you covered.
Being the third-largest city in Scotland, Aberdeen has a lot to offer both residents and visitors alike. This beautiful city is also known as The Silver City due to the many buildings built using locally quarried granite that sparkles in the sun.
From its fishing and shipping industries and ties to the North Sea, through to its history and the well-connected and buzzing bar scene, there is plenty to do for that first (and second and twentieth) date!
Summer days in Aberdeen can last as long as almost 18 hours, so there is plenty of time to pack lots of activities into your date if you so wish! Having won the award from Britain In Bloom ‘Best City’ ten times, and the ‘Scotland In Bloom’ award twenty times, it is clear that Aberdeen is a beautiful city for any of your dating choices.
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Whether you prefer the laid-back and casual kind of date or the high-end wining and dining, Flirtio has all the recommendations you’ll need in The Silver City.
If you prefer a serene date where you can chat in comfort, Aberdeen Beach is perfect. You can walk the award-winning two-mile stretch of sandy beach or cycle along the higher promenade at your own pace. Between May and August, you may be lucky enough to spot a pod of dolphins or even the odd seal or whale! Dusk is a beautiful time to take a picnic on the beach and let the sun go down on a fabulous, romantic date.
If you don’t feel like going home and the night is young, head over to Dusk Bar in Aberdeen’s West End. You will find an array of both classic cocktails and craft ales. Dusk Bar is an intimate venue that provides a memorable experience for your date night. Brewdog is another bar worth a visit. Situated on Castlegate, with 16 lines of craft beers and a decent menu to boot, this is a buzzing venue for date night.
Slain’s Castle is another venue, this one having a gothic vibe, offering cocktails, great draught beers and live music and dancing. Nights include open-mic, live DJs and acoustic sets. You could also dance the night away at one of the many ceilidhs held throughout the city.
If you enjoy looking at old castles, Aberdeen and the surrounding area has some of the best in the UK. Dunottar Castle is a 14th-century historical site, with remains of a ruined fortress and village and possesses the most arresting scenery. There are many steps to climb so it may not suit everyone or those that are frightened of heights!
Craigievar Castle is a pink-hued Disneyesque turreted castle. This castle was inhabited until the 1960s and is rumoured to be the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Cinderella Castle. You will have many steps to climb and within narrow corridors, so if you suffer from painful knees, it may not suit you. There are woodlands trails you can wander at your own pace with beautiful scenery to be had.
The Grill has a long-established history, first opening its doors in 1870. The pub has maintained its traditional look and ambience. The Grill offers a broad range of drinks, not least including its renowned range of whiskies. With The Music Hall just over the road, this also makes a great starting or ending point to an evening of music.
For a quick coffee date, look at Thyme Out, Blether or The Bread Maker. Serving great coffee, brunch, afternoon tea, and fabulous cakes and desserts, any of these venues will make an excellent setting for a cosy catch up.
Pay a visit to Footdee, known locally as Fittie. A quaint fishing village that hasn’t changed in over three centuries, Footdee is full of old and quirky fisherman’s cottages and boasts a superb seafood restaurant, The Silver Darling. Grab a window seat and marvel at the view over the North Sea.
If you both enjoy shopping, there are many places you can visit. Union Street and George Street are great places to wander along and if you prefer larger venues, you have the Bon Accord Centre and Trinity Shopping Centre. With your big high street names and food and drink venues contained within the centres, you can browse until your heart’s content.
For the more adventurous, have a go at orienteering in Duthie Park. You can easily navigate around the park with a specially drawn map, finding various paths, trees and water features. The park boasts beautiful gardens, a boating lake and a bandstand. The Winter Gardens are the second-largest enclosed gardens in Europe.
Hazlehead Park is situated on the outskirts of the city. With free car parking, the park is very popular with walkers, so a romantic stroll is guaranteed. There are two golf courses for you to enjoy some healthy competition, and a pitch and putt course if golf seems too daunting. There is also a maze, Pets Corner and a cafe offering simple snacks, ready for you to recharge! There are also plenty of benches and lawns where you could share a dreamy picnic.
If that all seems relatively tame, you could try Go Ape which is set on the grounds of a sixteenth-century castle with tremendous scenic views. You can try your hand at rope walks and zip wires – not for the faint-hearted!
The UK’s National Cycle Network connects Aberdeen with many places along the Scottish North East coast. The routes are for anyone who possesses a reasonable level of fitness.
Aberdeen has so much more to offer than just the venues above. The Aberdeen Maritime Museum showcases the area’s history with the sea and hosts a superb collection of exhibits. The Tolbooth Museum is a 17th-century gaol with fascinating artefacts and history. Wander around the labyrinthine ruins of Slains Castle, and pay a visit to Aberdeen Art Gallery. Take in a show at His Majesty’s Theatre, where Billy Connelly once mused it was akin to playing a gig in a wedding cake!
Aberdeen spoils you for choice which makes for only one problem – it is extremely difficult to choose where to go!