Nearest town: Dyce (5m from Aberdeen), Scotland
Phone: 08700 400 006 (Aberdeen Airport Ltd); 01224 723 714 (NATS Ltd).
Landing fees:£4.63 for the first 25MT and £5.15 thereafter.
Runway: 1829m x 46m, Grooved Asphalt; 260m x 23m, Asphalt; 476m x 36m, Asphalt; 581m x 36m, Asphalt.
Opening times: Summer – 0510-2130. Fixed wing aircraft only (PPR) – 2130-0510; Winter – 0610-2230. Fixed wing aircraft only (PPR) – 2230-0610.
Fuel: AVGAS 100LL, AVTUR JET A-1
- Taxis: ComCab (01224 353 535).
- Car Hire: Hertz (08708 502 660), Avis (08445 446 010), Europcar (08706 086 327), National (01224 595 366 ), Enterprise (01224 348 484), and Budget (01224 771 777).
- Nearest railway stations: Dyce 2 nm
- Passenger facilities: Two Hotels, 500 meters. Restaurant/buffet and bar. Bureau de Change. First aid treatment. Customs and immigration.
- Cock and Bull, Ellon Rd, Blairton, Balmedie (01358 743 249, www.thecockandbull.co.uk). Whitewashed 19th century pub and conservatory complete with North Sea views and bags of atmosphere, courtesy of characterful artefacts.
- The Grill, 213 Union St, Aberdeen (08719 170 007). The ultimate whisky pub.
- The Prince of Wales, 7 St Nicholas Lane, Aberdeen (08719 170 007). The emphasis here is on beer with an ever growing and solid selection of drams.
- The Eating Room, 239 Great Western Rd, Aberdeen (01224 212 125, www.eatingroom.com). Small, contemporary restaurant in a granite house.
- Nargile, 77-79 Skene St., Aberdeen (01224 636 093), Traditionally decorated Turkish restaurant complete with subdued lighting from Turkish lamps and an open-plan kitchen.
- The Marcliffe Hotel & Spa, North Deeside Road, Pitsfodels, Aberdeen (01224 861 000, www.slh.com/pitfodels). A country house nestled among eight acres of landscaped, wooded gardens on the outskirts of Aberdeen with access to the Royal Aberdeen Golf Club and some of Scotland’s best fishing.
- Norwood Hall, Gathdee Road, Cults, Aberdeen (1224 868 951, www.norwood-hall.co.uk). The warm Victorian mansion in the leafy West End of Aberdeen offers log fires, wooded grounds, secluded gardens and the best of Scottish hospitality.
- Mercure Ardoe House Aberdeen, South Deeside Road, Blairs, Aberdeen (01224 860 600). Inspired by the royal residence of Balmoral Castle, this 4 Star 19th Century mansion house offers 109 en suite rooms with state of the art conveniences.
- Royal Aberdeen Golf, Links Road, Bridge of Don, Aberdeen (01224 702 571, www.royalaberdeengolf.com). The sixth oldest golf course in the world.
- Footdee. A lovely 19th century fishing village just south of Aberdeen‘s harbour. All the cottages face inwards in squares away from the ocean.
- Codona’s Amusement Park and The Boardwalk, Beach Boulevard, Aberdeen (01224 595 910, www.codonas.com). A seafront complex with a live music and entertainment stage, a 3D motion ride theatre, an amusement park with roller-coasters, and all the other usual gut-churning rides.
- Duthie Park, Polmuir Rd, Aberdeen. (01224 523 201). Founded in 1883, 44 acres of exotic international plants, a Japanese water garden, a reindeer park, and a tropical glasshouse of birds, fish, and plants.
- Gordon Highlanders Museum, St Luke’s, Viewfield Road, Aberdeen (01224 311 200, www.gordonhighlanders.com). A vibrant military museum housing uniforms, weapons, medals and the diaries of soldiers who served with this historic regiment.