Best known for its parks, gardens and flowers, Aberdeen is the third largest city in Scotland and the main seaport in the northeast. Nicknamed the âGranite Cityâ, the many of the historical buildings here sparkle in the sunlight, while the bohemian Belmont Street is home to trendy cafÃ©s, live music venues and impressive art galleries.
The city has a number of pedestrian malls, making it easy to get around on foot, although many visitors also tour the streets by public bus or taxi. Kingâs College, Aberdeenâs university, dates back to 1495 and consists of some of Europeâs oldest university buildings, while the fast growing Bridge of Don suburb is one of the continentâs largest.
Aberdeen has been attracting golfers for years, as it is surrounded by a number of top-notch courses including the Royal Aberdeen and the Royal Deeside. It is also a great base for visiting the Oakney and Shetland Islands, with ferries departing daily.
Aberdeen is located approximately 150 miles north of Edinburgh, and is the third largest city in Scotland.
Aberdeen's music scene includes a variety of live music venues. The bars of Belmont Street are particularly known for featuring live music. Each year, Aberdeen hosts the Aberdeen International Youth Festival, an event which attracts some of the most talented performing arts companies from around the world.
And of course, there's golf. The Royal Aberdeen Golf Club is the oldest golf club in Aberdeen and the sixth oldest in the world. The club has a second course, and there are public golf courses at Auchmill, Balnagask, Hazlehead and King's Links.
Staff's pick: The City Wharf Apartments. Ideal for business travel or vacation accommodations. All of the apartments have modern furniture and flat-screen TVs and WiFi. The concierge staff is well experienced to assist you with any requests, including scheduling those hard to get tee times on some of Scotland's famous golf courses.