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Hertz at Aberdeen

Located on Scotland’s north-east coast, Aberdeen is a prosperous, cosmopolitan city that has benefited greatly in recent years from its role as a major sea port and the hub of the North Sea oil industry.

Often referred to as the ‘Granite City’ thanks to its former reliance on the north-east’s most prevalent resource in its construction, Aberdeen is one of the most architecturally distinctive cities in Europe. The silvery-grey hues of granite can still be seen across the city to this day, causing the buildings to adopt a mystical sparkle when the sun comes out.

Aberdeen is an important cultural centre, home to several key museums, including the insightful Aberdeen Maritime, which makes use of a number of original waterside buildings to take you on a trip through time, exploring the city’s long and buoyant relationship with the sea.

The city is also the gateway to Royal Deeside, serving as the perfect base from which to visit many of Scotland’s finest castles, glorious golf courses and wonderful whisky distilleries.

All of this and more opens up with car rental in Aberdeen at one of our convenient locations, including at Aberdeen Airport and across the city. So whether you’re visiting on holiday or for business, we’ll have you in your car and on the road as quickly as possible.

Hertz Aberdeen Locations

Aberdeen Airport

Car Rental Building Aberdeen Airport,
Upper Farburn Road,
Scotland

+44-(0)-843-309-3001*

A quick guide to Aberdeen

The highlights of a visit to Aberdeen are both plentiful and varied, ranging from the city’s shimmering granite buildings to the striking coastline and countryside all around, peppered with romantic castles, picturesque whisky distilleries and pristine golf courses.

Delve into maritime history

Uncover Aberdeen’s beating heart with a visit to Union Street, a granite-lined thoroughfare where many of its finest shops and restaurants take pride of place. Venture to the eastern end, where you’ll find the Tolbooth Museum, which can claim to be one of Aberdeen’s oldest buildings, a stunningly preserved nod to the storied past of 17th-century justice in one of the country’s oldest remaining gaols.

Among the gruesome exhibits on display, look out for the blade of Aberdeen’s 17th-century guillotine, a visceral reminder of the harsh nature of the time.

To explore further, make sure you venture down to the harbour to see where the seeds of Aberdeen’s growth were sown.

As well as the fantastic Maritime Museum, you’ll also be able to hope aboard a harbour cruise, on which you can get up close and personal with the dolphins who call the coastline home. 

Silver screen castles

If history tickles your fancy, Aberdeen is one of the finest cities in which to take a step back through time. There are no fewer than 263 castles in and around the Granite City, the beauty of which has inspired many an imagination.

Bram Stoker wrote Dracula while on holiday at the eerily evocative clifftop site of Slains Castle, near Cruden Bay. Gorgeous Craigievar, with its cartoon-like pink walls and elaborate confection of turrets and towers, is said to be the possible prototype for Walt Disney’s iconic Cinderella Castle.

Franco Zeffirelli also used the spectacular ruin of Dunnottar Castle, on a rocky headland near Stonehaven, as a backdrop for his film version of Hamlet.

The most famous castle of all, however, sits at Balmoral, nestled in Royal Deeside. The castle and estate was purchased by Queen Victoria in 1848 and to this day it remains the summer residence of the Royal Family. When they aren’t in residence, visitors are welcome to explore the regal estate and its gorgeous grounds.

Down to a tee

Scotland is also famous as the birthplace of golf and there’s no shortage of classic courses within driving distance of the city. At the north end of the city is Royal Aberdeen, or ‘Balgownie’, the sixth-oldest golf course in the world. Also nearby, at Bridge of Don, you can discover the excellent Murcar links course.

Further north, Cruden Bay is a links course with teeth, overlooked by Slains Castle. If you’ve got the time for a day trip, head south to the north of Fife and discover the stunning town of St Andrews and its awe-inspiring course, long celebrated as the birthplace of golf.

The whisky trail

North-west from Aberdeen sits Speyside, the acknowledged ‘Malt Whisky Capital of the World’. Stretching from the Moray Coast to the Cairngorms National Park, this beautiful region boasts mountains, glens and fast-flowing rivers aplenty, as well as being home to over half of the whisky distilleries in Scotland.

There are more than 60 working distilleries scattered around the region, many of which can be visited on guided tours. Among the best known are Glenlivet, south of Ballindalloch, and Glenfiddich, which is near Dufftown.

Both of these are included on Visit Scotland’s excellent Whisky Trail. You’ll need a designated driver to sample the goods – or park up and stay overnight at a nearby hotel.

Car hire at Aberdeen is the key to unlocking not just the city itself but much of Scotland beyond.

Driving in and around Aberdeen

Aberdeen’s airport is located inDyce, 10km north-west of the city and easily reached by taking the A90 out of the centre to meet the A96 and then following signs to the turn-off on the A947.

Driving in and around Aberdeen is relatively straightforward. The A90 is the main route south to Dundee and Perth, from where you can take the M90 to Edinburgh.

The A96 runs south-west to the town of Huntly, the gateway to exploring the wonders of whisky country, as well as Grantown-on-Spey, a great base from which to bask in the views of and embark on a mountainous climb in the Cairngorms National Park.

Head west along the spectacular Moray Coast to reach the thriving Highland capital of Inverness, or drive west into Royal Deeside to discover the rural delights of Scotland’s most picture-perfect region.

Take the B9077 out of the city towards Banchory, where it meets the main A93 which heads west to Balmoral Castle, passing the lovely towns of Aboyne and Ballater along the way. 

The sights and shops clustered around Aberdeen’s main thoroughfare, Union Street, and the harbour are easily navigable and there are car parks handily placed for visiting these, as well as the Maritime Museum on Ship Row and around Union Street.

It’s worth noting that Aberdeen is a busy working city and rush-hour traffic can be heavy in and around the centre, so it’s best to plan your journey ahead of time.

In Scotland you’ll drive on the left and overtake on the right. Distances are shown in miles, and speed limits signs are in miles per hour. The top speed on motorways is 112km/h (70mph), while in urban areas and the heart of the city it will slow to 48km/h (30mph).

HERTZ ABERDEEN LOCATIONS

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Aberdeen Airport

Address:Car Rental Building Aberdeen Airport,
Upper Farburn Road,
Scotland

Phone:+44 (0) 843 309 3001**

Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0700-2300, Sa 0900-1800, Su 0900-2300