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Best free things to do in Aberdeen 

Having an active student life can be expensive (especially if you want to have a good one). If keeping up with social commitments has you reaching for your wallet a little too often, it might be time to look for something more budget-friendly.

Are you looking for affordable things to do in Aberdeen? Here are some of the best ways to enjoy uni life in Aberdeen, without running up your overdraft. 

Things to do for free in Aberdeen: 

  • Sunbathe in Aberdeen Beach 
  • Get creative at Aberdeen Art Gallery 
  • Go dolphin and whale spotting 
  • Explore Footdee 
  • Visit Aberdeen Maritime Museum 
  • Venture through Old Aberdeen 

Sunbathe in Aberdeen Beach 

There’s not many cities in the world where you have the luxury of heading to a beach whenever life inconveniences you. Located just a short distance from the city center, Aberdeen Beach is perfect if you want to enjoy golden sand, beautiful scenery, and sunny weather – all at no expense to your pockets.  

Get creative at Aberdeen Art Gallery 

Do you have an artistic side that you want to explore? Aberdeen Art Gallery is the perfect place to do it. With your free admission, you can get access to a wonderful range of up to 700 years of different artworks, from artists as diverse as Claude Monet to Barbara Hepworth. If you do an art based subject or simply want a break from your studies, this is a must visit! 

Go dolphin and whale spotting 

Yes, you read it right! Located close to the sea, Aberdeen is an unexpectedly popular place to spot dolphins and whales. Easier to spot in the summer, keep your eyes peeled and you might have the chance of sighting these majestic creatures. All you need is a pair of binoculars and tons of patience! 

Visit Aberdeen Maritime Museum 

Aberdeen is a city shrouded in unique history, and there’s no better place to learn about it than the Aberdeen Maritime Museum. Come and discover Aberdeen’s long history with the sea and shipbuilding industries, and come face to face with the world’s largest oil platform model – a towering replica of the Murchison Oil Platform!  

Explore Footdee 

If you ever need a quick walk to clear your head at University, you’ll struggle to find a more tranquil location than Footdee. Located at the edge of Aberdeen, Footdee is a charming fishing village hidden away from the crowds. With its picturesque coloured houses and quaint cottages, you’ll feel like you’re living in another century! 

Venture through Old Aberdeen 

Looking for some scenery to take your breath away? Look no further than Old Aberdeen. One of the most unique-looking parts of Aberdeen, you can spend a lot of time wandering these cobble-stoned streets, whether you are marveling at the Gothic architecture, exploring the beauty of Cruickshank Botanical Garden, or enjoying a stroll through Seaton Park! 

With an Every Student apartment, you’ll get the perfect platform to enjoy student life in Aberdeen. With student rooms that help save you money on bills, you can also take advantage of the the free entertainment of our communal rooms!  

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