When to fly
The best time to take a flight to Aberdeen is during its peak tourist season which takes place in June and July when the weather is driest and warmest and periods of daylight are the longest of the year.
The Aberdeen Highland Games in July has been entertaining hundreds of people every year and is classed as Aberdeen’s most spectacular event. The day kick starts with a parade of bands which then introduces an array of traditional events that happen throughout the day such as Solo piping, Highland dancing and the Scottish tug-o-war championship. Throughout the day there is also activities for the whole family to enjoy such as a climbing wall, zip slide, 9-hole crazy golf and many more. To complete the day in true Scottish tradition there many stands offering the finest Scottish food and drink for all to enjoy. Book flights to Aberdeen and check out the city’s most popular events.
November through February is Aberdeen’s off season. Fewer tourists take a flight and visit during these months, as the weather is likely to be coldest and wettest this time of year. The drop off in tourists is reflected in accommodation prices and more cheap flights to Aberdeen are available. Days become very short during the middle of this time period, averaging a little more than six and a half hours between sunrise and sunset. However, the Aberdeen Winter Festival, which runs from November through January, does draw in visitors.
Take a cheap flight to Aberdeen, Scotland’s third most populous city known as the Silver City or the Granite City (due to the profusion of granite, with its sparkling mica, in the city’s Victorian architecture) and the Flower of Scotland (due to the picturesque countryside in which it is nestled). The city is renowned for its many splendid gardens, parks and floral displays, having been named Best City in the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom awards 10 times.
Although Aberdeen was supported by industries such as textiles, fishing, papermaking and shipbuilding in prior decades, the city owes much of its modern day prosperity to the discovery of oil in the nearby North Sea in the mid-20th century.
Many visitors to Aberdeen work in the oil industry and the city is sometimes known as the “Oil Capital of Europe” due to the oil companies’ vast investment in off-shore drilling in the region, which has boosted the local economy and aided the city’s development toward becoming the modern and cosmopolitan destination it is today.