Our road trip leads us to Scotland’s third most populous city: Aberdeen.
Aberdeen is also known the Granite City or Silver City. Both of these names come from its buildings that were built during the mid 18th to mid 20th century, which incorporated locally quarried grey granite that sparkles like silver in the light. Thanks to the use of this hard grey stone, the city’s buildings look brand-new when they have been newly cleaned.
A little known fact about the city is that is has the busiest Civilian Heliport in the World. It has four runways and a traffic of 2.5 million passengers every year. So if you’re thinking of going there you can always make and entrance in style…
Aberdeen has long been famous for its 45 outstanding parks and gardens and its floral displays including two million roses, eleven million daffodils and three million crocuses. As you see, it’s reason enough to include at least one or two walks in one of the many parks into your schedule.
Nature spots in the city we recommend for a stroll:
- Aberdeen Beach
What not to miss in Aberdeen:
Activities for holidays with kids:
Where to go…
- The Athenaeum, City Centre
- The Stage Door, City Centre
- The Tolboth, Stonehaven
- Cinnamon Indian Restaurant, City Centre
- Cock & Bull, Seafood Chef of the Year 2011, Balmedie
- The Foyer, City Centre
In case you want to take a trip out of the city, we would recommend these destinations: