Things to see and do in Aberdeen
The region is also famous for its castles. Dunnotar castle is spectacularly situation on a cliff top, surrounded on three sides by the sea. Drum Castle is a Jacobean mansion with a 13th century tower. Craigievar Castle is made from pinkish stone. Castle Fraser is a grand castle in 160 hectares of landscaped grounds. Some castles like Cluny Crichton and Corse Castle are romantic ruins. There are also many other castles in the region.
The best known castle in the region is Balmoral (see the photo on the right). Balmoral is 50 miles from Aberdeen and has belonged to the British royal family since 1852. Only one room of the castle is open to the public, but areas of its estate are open to walkers.
Aberdeenshire has over 260 kilometres of coast, with a dramatic mixture of sandy beaches and huge cliffs. Fowlsheugh is a RSPB nature reserve a few kilometres south of Aberdeen where you stand a good chance to see puffins as well as huge numbers of other seabirds as well as dolphins, whales and porpoises and interesting plants. There are also small harbour and fishing villages such as Portsoy, which are worth a visit.
The conference centre
MB2024 will be held in the P&J Live conference centre. It is very new, having opened in 2019, and has all the modern facilities that we will require. We will have our own separate are of the conference centre, so there will be no interference from other events going on at the same time. It is within walking distance of Aberdeen airport and has good public transport connections. Delegates will get a Grasshopper public transport pass included with the registration fee. It is one of the most sustainable conference centres in the UK.
The conference centre has plenty of hotel rooms for a good price. Most likely, we will arrange a bulk booking so that all MB delegates can stay together. More details will be announced here nearer the time. There are also a wide range of hotels in Aberdeen, should delegates prefer that.
Northern Highlights Pass
You can purchase a pass to The Northern Highlights, which gives you a discount on various activities. More information here.