Just minutes from the centre of Aberdeen, the Great Western Hotel is a short drive to the stunning scenery of Royal Deeside. Also nearby is the University of Aberdeen which was founded in 1494.
This Magnuson Hotels affiliate offers a full cooked breakfast during the week and a continental breakfast at the weekends, free wireless internet, local cuisine at the Paula Miewen Restaurant, and refreshment from the two bars on site.
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Things to do
Tours and Attractions
The Gordon Highlanders Museum Admission Ticket
The Gordon Highlanders Museum is a 5-star Visit Scotland attraction and tells the compelling and dramatic 200 year story of the Gordon Highlanders from the Napoleonic Wars to the modern day, using spectacular displays, film and the passion and knowledge of our guides.
Following in the footsteps of serving soldiers, the museum takes you on an eye-opening journey through the history of “the Finest Regiment in the World“ (Sir Winston Churchill, 1900), with a story spanning 200 years of world history which includes 19 Victoria Crosses with 11 on display!
With a fabulous Tea Room serving cakes, sandwiches, panini's, hot and cold drinks as well as a fully stocked Gift shop and FREE parking on site, a day out at the award-winning Gordon Highlanders Museum is a must when in the North East of Scotland.
The Dark Side of Aberdeen Self-guided Audio Tour by VoiceMap
Explore the murkier corners of Aberdeen at your own pace with this highly acclaimed self guided audio tour of Aberdeen. Beginning from the Mercat Cross, you'll weave your way through hundreds of years of history while discovering the stories of piracy, slavery, and insurrection that the city hides in plain sight. Hear about "Indian Pete" and his efforts to banish child slavery. The tour is ready whenever you feel like taking a stroll. It plays audio automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smart phone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline. It does not need a network connection to work. If you've got an hour and want to see some of the grisly and gloomy corners that Aberdeen has to offer – this is the tour for you!
Explore Union Street in Aberdeen a Self-guided Audio Tour by VoiceMap
Explore Aberdeen at your own pace with this acclaimed self guided audio tour of Aberdeen. Beginning from Holburn Junction at the west end of Union Street, you'll weave your way through timeless streets while discovering the stories that the city hides in plain sight. The tour is ready whenever you feel like taking a stroll. It plays audio automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smart phone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline. If you've got an hour and want to see all the major historical and cultural themes that Aberdeen has to offer – this is the tour for you!