32 Reasons You Should Never, Ever Visit Aberdeen

Granite City? More like ban it city.

1. Don’t be fooled by people who say Aberdeen is beautiful.

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Aberdeen harbour at sunrise.

2. As you can see, it’s ugly as hell.

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Fishing cottages in Fittie/Footdee.

3. Aberdeen University is the worst, a complete dump.

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King’s College.

4. Honestly, who in their right mind would want to study here?

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Aberdeen University New Library.

5. The coastal areas are particularly rubbish.

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Aberdeen Harbour Masters’ Tower.

6. In fact, you’d barely know that Aberdeen is near the sea at all.

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The mouth of the River Don at low tide.

7. Aberdeen doesn’t even have any wildlife to speak of.

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Dolphins, Aberdeen harbour beach.

8. Move along, wildlife fans, there’s nothing to see here.

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Sanderlings, Greyhope Bay.

9. It’s basically completely dead and lifeless.

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Grey seal, Nigg Bay.

10. There’s nowhere to shop…

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Union Square Shopping Centre.

11. …no cute or quirky cafes to visit…

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Books and Beans.

12. …and certainly no nice bars to enjoy a quiet drink in.

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The Machar.

13. Nope, not a single one.

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BrewDog Aberdeen.

14. There is literally nothing good to eat.

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Battered haddock, The Ashvale.

15. And no delicious local delicacies to speak of.

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Aberdeen rowies.

16. There are no interesting sights to see nearby…

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Dunnottar Castle, Stonehaven.

17. …or scenic day trips to take.

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Stonehaven Harbour.

18. In fact, there’s nothing interesting for miles around.

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Craigievar Castle.

19. Aberdeenshire is a boring, desolate part of the world.

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Pitmedden Garden.

20. When it comes to history, Aberdeen is a no-go zone.

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St Machar’s Cathedral.

21. There are no interesting or historic buildings.

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Marischal College.

22. It’s all so modern and tacky.

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High Street, Old Aberdeen.

23. There are no attractive or historic parks to enjoy either.

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Hazlehead Park.

24. It’s essentially a park-free zone.

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The David Welch Winter Gardens in Duthie Park.

25. There’s absolutely nothing exciting to do in Aberdeen.

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Kite surfing on Balmedie beach.

26. In fact, it’s a total fun vacuum.

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Codonas Amusement Park.

27. Aberdeen has no pretty nooks and crannies…

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Mitchell’s Hospital, Old Aberdeen.

28. …charming, peaceful lanes…

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The Chanonry, Old Aberdeen.

29. …or quaint and cheerful spots.

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Brightly painted sheds, Fittie / Footdee.

30. In short, it really is absolutely terrible.

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Duthie Park at dawn.

31. It has no redeeming features whatsoever.

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Aberdeen at sunset.

32. You should cross it off your bucket list right now.

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Hilary Mitchell is the Scotland editor for BuzzFeed and is based in Edinburgh.
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