Aberdeen, Scotland

Being the 3rd largest city in Scotland, Aberdeen is known as a superb place for a day trip with a human population of over 200,000 as well as many well-liked local points of interest. There are a lot of attractions here that appeal to any types of likes and ages.

 

The city itself is located just more than 100 miles from the capital city of Edinburgh, however don’t let it’s comparable remoteness deceive you – Aberdeen is often a bustling city and has a fantastic nightllife – this is certainly no sleepy backwater. The great thing about Aberdeen however, is the fact that you could end up out in the wild in under an hours commute and be skiing or rock mountaineering on the same day which you go nightclubbing in a few of the best night clubs in Scotland.

 

The region has a rich historical past as well. Robert The Bruce granted Aberdeen a Royal Burgh status in 1319 and the city has been a center for trade since that time. With the development of North Sea Oil in the early 70’s Aberdeen became an important player in the world economy and the heritage still remains today. It is still, however a beautiful and relaxing city and the initial city of Old Aberdeen keeps some of the best granite structures to be found anywhere in the world.

 

The stone used to make many of the buildings in the city has earned it the nickname of The Granite City. This was the building material of choice in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries and gives the city its discincy shimmering appearance. Unfortunately, its a very expensive material to build with and more modern buildings tend not to use it.

 

If you are planning some Aberdeen days out then be sure to visit Provost Skenes House, the Fun Beach and, of course enjoy some of the world class shopping available at the new Union Square complex. For fun, heritage and entertainment, it really is hard to top Aberdeen, so make it your first port of call when planning a vacation in Scotland.

 

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