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Aberdeen Overview

Aberdeen city is located between the River Dee and Don in Scotland.

Aberdeen is a seaport, centre of the British North Sea oil industry, and the business capital of northeastern Scotland. Aberdeen's source of income was mostly from fishing, shipbuilding, and papermaking. It is now however, more focused on the oil business. However, they are working on other projects involving renewable energy resources.

Things to do in Aberdeen

There are a lot of places you can go if you ever get bored or lonely in Aberdeen. Let's name a few, shall we?

Johnston Gardens
This beautiful garden is the best place to go whenever you need to be by yourself or if you miss nature. You can listen to the gentle sound of streams and waterfalls, enjoy the soothing sounds and relax.

Aberdeen Harbour
Do you love dolphins? If you do, then you should visit Aberdeen Harbour. You can see the dolphins from the shore, and there are boat tours available as well.

St Machar's Cathedral
St Machar's history goes back to the 12th century with a beautiful heraldic ceiling. Scotland’s greatest hero William Wallace also known as Braveheart, after he was executed in 1305, it is said that his body was cut up and sent to different parts of the country. It is said that his left arm was buried in the walls of the cathedral.

Seaton Park
This park has many beautiful areas, including flowerbeds, rose beds, and the walled garden beside the old stables. You can also access the River Don from this park. The Aberdeen Kayak Club offers taster sessions for those who have never use a kayak before.

Sport in Aberdeen

Sport Aberdeen is a private limited company that inspires and encourages people through sport and physical exercise. They are committed to providing opportunities for everyone to be active regardless of their age, gender or ability.

There are many exercise classes for every taste. Below is a list of some of these classes:

  • Adventurous activities (This class is great for anyone who wants to learn new skills and test their limits. Some of the exciting activities you can do are canoeing and kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, mountain biking, rock climbing, etc.)
  • Golf (Golf Aberdeen manages four of the most beautiful public 18-hole golf courses in the UK including the MacKenzie Championship Course, Hazlehead Pines, Balnagask and Kings Links.)
  • Gymnastics
  • Swimming sessions (Aquatics Aberdeen offers public swimming sessions at six pools across the city.)
  • Tennis (Aberdeen Tennis Academy structure is in line with the British Tennis framework and offers classes for different ages and abilities.)

Escape Aberdeen

There are beautiful and historic places near Aberdeen that you must see.

Dunnottar Castle
The castle sits on the edge of the North-Sea. It's a romantic and breathtakingly beautiful place that you will never forget. The ruined cliff-top fortress belonged to the Earls Marischal, one of the most powerful families in the land.

St Cyrus National Nature Reserve
This place is a piece of heaven in Britain. If you want to see the most beautiful wildflowers and mysterious volcanic cliffs, you should definitely visit St Cyrus.

Macduff Marine Aquarium
Hundreds of local sea creatures from different species are on display in this incredible aquarium.

King’s College
King’s College is the original home to the University of Aberdeen and is the fifth oldest college in the UK. Also, its chapel is a popular venue for weddings and concerts.

Transport in Aberdeen

People in Aberdeen prefer to use public transport instead of driving. The good news is that you can go to most parts of the city using Aberdeen's buses. Also, for those who want to explore other parts of the UK, the railway network is the best way.

Bus services usually run at 15 minute intervals during the day, and in the evenings and on Sundays, the intervals are every 30 minutes. Keep in mind that you should purchase your tickets in advance because the bus drivers do not carry cash.

If you’re an athlete or you simply enjoy cycling, then you’re in luck. Aberdeen has a relatively good network of cycle paths that connect a number of suburbs through the city centre.

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