Weekend in Aberdeen - what/how to do
February 2, 2014 6:27 AM Subscribe
Late afternoons/evenings next weekend in Aberdeen: tips to make the most of?
posted by runincircles to Grab Bag (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm in Aberdeen for college next weekend, and am free from 5 Fri, Sat and Sun. I'll be based in Bucksburn, getting in and out of town on the bus/taxi. Have never been into Aberdeen before, intend to go my own, want to a. stock up on UK groceries also clothes and b. have a look round and a drink etc (am also posting to IRL)
People who know Aberdeen: what are the main shopping areas for chain stores, and are there any slightly "alternative" areas/places for clothes etc like Afflex/Northern Quarter in Manchester?
What bus ticket should I get for maximum freedom/flexibility?
Is there anything particular on next weekend/gigs etc and whats the best listings site/publication?
What is Aberdeen centre/port area like for going round on your own?
(I would love to go to the Maritime Museum but it closes too early, where else can I (easily, safely) go to get a feel for the maritime/industrial action of the city
Anywhere particular to avoid? How mad/dodgy does it get on a Friday and Saturday evening in comparison to eg Liverpool/Manchester etc, and are there any particular pubs or caffs where a woman on her own can have a pint, listen to music/comedy and not get looked at funny/hassled? When does Saturday change from a shopping crowd to a going out crowd?
Also any particularly good Indian/Japanese places?
this got vague, appreciate any info!