City Centre Shopping Walk, Aberdeen

City Centre Shopping Walk (Self Guided), Aberdeen

When you are in Aberdeen city center, a vast range of shopping opportunities are within very easy reach. All of the city's big shopping centers can be found here, and they are only a short walking distance from each other. Among them is Union Square, the newest and largest shopping center in Aberdeen, featuring well-known high street brands and upmarket shops. In addition to the numerous stores, cafés, restaurants and bars, it also hosts the city's largest cinema.

Another must-see on your shopping itinerary is the Academy, a large retail center situated in a converted Victorian school building. It features a wide selection of shopping brands, some of which are exclusive to Aberdeen. After shopping for designer brands, enjoy a cocktail in the Academy’s pleasant courtyard.

Other large malls include the Trinity Shopping Center and the Bon Accord & St Nicholas Shopping Centers. As well as these large and diverse retail spaces, there are the streets, which are lined with popular names.

Aberdeen's main thoroughfare is Union Street, a mile-long road filled with shops and restaurants from top to bottom. Some of the brands you will see here are Hugo Boss, Topshop and Waterstones. There is also a selection of upmarket shops.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,500 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from Apple App Store or Google Play Store to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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City Centre Shopping Walk Map

Guide Name: City Centre Shopping Walk
Guide Location: Scotland » Aberdeen
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
Author: Linda
Union Street corner with South Silver Street

1) Union Street corner with South Silver Street

Union Street, Trinity Centre

3) Union Street, Trinity Centre

Guild Street, Union Square

5) Guild Street, Union Square

Union Street

6) Union Street

Belmont Street

9) Belmont Street

Belmont Street

10) Belmont Street

George Street corner with John Street

12) George Street corner with John Street

George Street

13) George Street

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