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Aberdeen is located in the northeastern part of Scotland, and this port city is the third biggest Scottish city behind Glasgow and Edinburgh. Aberdeen has an attractive coastline and the biggest Scottish national park is close nearby. Aberdeen lies on the banks of rivers Don and Dee, and is widely recognized as the Granite City. This is because of the main material used for its distinct architecture. In the old part of town you will find the attractive ancient bridge called Brig O`Balgownie. Another fantastic landmark is the five centuries old King`s College with its nice tower. The Town House built in gothic architecture, the Citadel, and the Marischal College are a few other notable sights of Aberdeen.
Aberdeen has an oceanic climate. Statistically it belongs to the coldest cities in the UK, and the winter days are stunningly short. For example, the length of day in December is just six hours on average. Months between June and September are pleasantly warm and days are long. Spring months bring most of the rainfalls, and autumn months are known for heavy rainfall.
Aberdeen has an international vibe, and there are many artistic and cultural events going on throughout the year. Annual events cover all kinds of things from jazz and theatre to science and sports. When it comes to dining, in Aberdeen you will find something for everyone - from traditional old tea-rooms to exclusive restaurants. Aberdeen has also been very attractive for golf enthusiasts and interesting fact is that the US Presidential Candidate Donald Trump opened a fantastic golf complex worth a billion pounds a few years ago. It consists of an amazing golf course, a golf academy and a luxury hotel.
Union Street is the heart of Aberdeen where you will find many of the city`s major attractions. Union Street Bridge from the 19th century, Aberdeen Art Gallery and St. Nicholas Kirk with its ornate relics are some of the most interesting things to see. Marischal College is one of the largest structures made of granite in the world. The architecture is amazing and this building is worth seeing both from the inside and outside. Aberdeen Science Center is the place where you can visit planetarium shows or check out science exhibits. Maritime Museum is a nice place to visit in the old harbor area. Duthie Park borders the River Dee, and is ideal place for relaxation. It covers over forty acres of land and it features large wildlife, boating bonds and play areas. Aberdeen Beach is an ideal place for walking on the long promenade dotted with many picnic spots and cafés with nice sea views and a great location for spotting dolphins.
A couple of interesting excursions which you can take from Aberdeen include visiting Balmoral Castle and the Glenfiddich Distillery. Balmoral Castle is famous for being a summer vacation residence for the Royal Family. It is about eighty kilometers away from Aberdeen and there you can take a tour in the grand Ballroom or go on a guided walk through fantastic scenery. Glenfiddich Distillery is one of the best Scottish distilleries that produces top quality malt whiskey. It is located in Dufftown, which is just over eighty kilometers from Aberdeen.