“The Caledonian is a fairly small and intimate hotel. Inside, there are plenty of traditional touches in keeping with the building’s heritage. The Caledonian Thistle Hotel Aberdeen is perfect for city breaks in northeast Scotland” 

For various reasons we’ve come to know Ireland as “The Old Smoke”, London as “The Big Smoke”, Bristol as “Brizzle” and so on and so forth. “The Granite City” is the most well-known nickname for Aberdeen, due to the copious use of local grey granite in the city’s older buildings.



Aberdeen’s city centre is full of attractions. Late-medieval turreted town houses like Provost Skene’s House, marble-lined spaces like the Aberdeen Art Gallery and St Machar’s Cathedral just to name a few. Lonely Planet describes Union Street as the main shopping street which runs along the crest of this ridge between Holburn Junction in the west and Castlegate in the east. It’s the city’s main thoroughfare, lined with solid, Victorian granite buildings.



With a delightful mosaic lining the pavement directly outside the hotel, The Caledonian Thistle Aberdeen overlooks Union Terrace Gardens. Union Terrace Gardens are used for occasional concerts and leisure activities as well as providing an oasis for relaxation in the city centre. It’s a stone’s throw from the train station, Robert Gordon University and the St Nicholas Academy.



This is a great location for exploring the many parks and gardens of Aberdeen, most notably Union Terrace Garden. Aberdeen Airport is seven miles away. For those travelling by car, limited parking is available onsite at no extra cost.

With its elegant Victorian charm, The Caledonian Thistle Hotel Aberdeen lies in the heart of the Granite City. If you’re out exploring Aberdeen City Centre, pay us a visit at the Cafe Bar. Open throughout the day, it serves modern European and British cuisine. Call 0871 977 2323 for more information. 

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