The third most populated city in Scotland, Aberdeen has been settled for at least 8,000 years. Nicknamed the Granite City, because of the number of buildings made of Granite, Aberdeen lies between the Dee and the Don rivers – the true translation of it’s name being the mouth of two rivers. Once an active commercial centre for quarrying (Waterloo Bridge and the terraces of the Houses of Parliament both use Aberdeen Granite), textiles, fishing, shipbuilding and paper making, Aberdeen is now better known for its links to the Oil industry and for electronics design and development. Culturally, there are a number of museums and galleries and the city plays host to the annual International Youth Festival, Jazz Festival, Student Show and a literary festival.
You can find more information on the Tourist Information website or through the links at the bottom of this page.
Other useful links
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Tourist information website for city
Tourist Information Official tourism site
Aberdeen Convention Bureau the Conference support section of the local council
Visit Scotland Guide to accommodation and attractions
Aberdeen Today Visitor information on Aberdeen and the surrounding area
Airport parking and airport hotels -