Visit Aberdeen, Scotland’s modern engine room. The ‘Granite City’ is a prosperous financial centre at the heart of the country’s thriving oil and gas industry. Historical attractions include the city's ancient university and Balmoral Castle. Aberdeenaccommodation ranges from luxury retreats and excellent independent hotels to low cost guesthouses and self-catering apartments. Many of the independent hotels really allow you to immerse yourself in the culture and local hospitality of this fine Scottish city.
Should you decide to stay in Aberdeen city centre you will have a number of popular attractions on your doorstep. Pay a visit to Marischal College, one of the largest granite buildings in the world, which combines Gothic and Victorian architectural styles to spectacular effect. You can visit the city’s art collection at various venues including Aberdeen Maritime Museum and Drum Castle – Aberdeen Arts Centre is undergoing major refurbishment until 2017.
Royal Deeside Aberdeenshire has been the holiday locale of choice for the British Royal Family since they constructed Balmoral Castle in the area during the 19th century. Visit the castle and its stunning grounds on your way to the Cairngorms National Park, one of the UK’s great wildernesses and beauty spots. You will soon discover why the Aberdeenshire countryside has some very famous fans!
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