Aberdeen is the third largest city in Scotland. It is known as the Granite City or the Oil Capital of Europe. With settlements dating back thousands of years this historic city has some fine examples of architecture and a long sandy beach that has not been extensively developed as a tourist attraction.
Aberdeen with its international airport also has one of the busiest heliports in the world. With so many offshore oil rigs this is often the only way of transporting much needed supplies and personnel from sea to shore and back. Aberdeen has won the Britain in Bloom contest ten times.
With plenty of good restaurants and an interesting city centre Aberdeen has much to offer in terms of places to visit and good shops and facilities. If you are planning a visit make sure you book your hotel early as hotel prices can be higher here due to demand.