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Aberdeen

Overview of Aberdeen

One of the most captivating locations in the UK, Aberdeen is affectionately known as the ‘Granite City’ thanks to its many stately grey granite buildings. Famous for being a nucleus for industry, this dazzling destination is the Oil Capital of Europe and is also noted for its granite quarries, fishing industry and seaport. Positioned beside the North Sea, Aberdeen boasts an abundance of natural resources and is rich in maritime history. If you’re keen to get outside, why not take a hike across the breath-taking Bennachie Hills for beautiful views? You’ll also find over 45 parks and gardens, including the Union Terrace Gardens and Hazlehead Park.

Events and attractions around Aberdeen

What better way to get to know a city than by soaking up the cultural attractions? For a fascinating feel of Scotland's dark past, take a trip to one of the city's oldest buildings, The Tolbooth Museum. One of the best-preserved 17th century gaols in the UK, it's claimed to be the most haunted building in Aberdeen. If you fancy something a little more light-hearted, you could always visit the Aberdeen Art Gallery and the award-winning Maritime Museum, which tells the story of Aberdeen's ancient relationship with the seas. Make time to wander and take snaps of the magnificent architecture, including an endless array of sweeping granite buildings that give this city its signature silver colour. Those that like a bit of sporty exhilaration can head down to Aberdeen beach for a spot of surfing or kayaking, whereas nature-lovers can enjoy spying on dolphins at the Torry Point Battery. Science buffs will delight in wiling away the hours at Satrosphere, a hub for planetary exhibitions and extra-terrestrial discovery.

Travel to and from Aberdeen Airport

Aberdeen Airport is well served by local public transport and taxis so it's easy to travel between the city and the airport.

IATA code: ABZ

Name: Aberdeen Airport

Address: Aberdeen Airport, Dyce, Aberdeen, Scotland, AB21 7DU