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You Never Knew About Aberdeen by Adam Singleton
The city of Aberdeen is one
of Scotland's most thriving cities and is a fantastic place to visit, whether
you're from the south of England or the south of Scotland! The culture
difference will surprise you no less, though Scots may have a better chance
at fully understanding the local accent than those not yet accustomed to
the sound of the Scottish tongue!
is a city of many nicknames. It's known as the Granite City, the Grey City
and, far more majestically, as the Silver City with the Golden Sands. The
titles clearly refers to the material and colouring of Aberdeen's buildings,
though the city has managed to attain an attractive charm that makes several
areas ideal for snapping a few attractive photographs. The city has many
fascinating facts that will help boost any tourist visit, however - some
of which may not even be known by the locals.
For example, the north east
area of Scotland that Aberdeen occupies has been settled for some 8000
years, when settlers decided to make the most of the area's two rivers,
the Dee and the Don, for protection and water supplies in their habitation.
The city itself began as two distinctive burghs, Old and New Aberdeen.
Old Aberdeen was positioned at the mouth of the River Don and New Aberdeen
at the Denburn estuary of River Dee. Over the centuries, the city played
host to a great many political events and, during the wars for Scottish
Independence, fell under English rule only to be reclaimed by the locals
under the leadership of Robert the Bruce. In retaliation, the English burnt
the city down, but this was not enough to stop the Scottish people. They
rebuilt the city, calling it New Aberdeen, and ensured that their new home
was strongly fortified against further attacks.
Today, Aberdeen is known
as a city with a strong presence in the oil industry and has received yet
another couple of nicknames as the Oil Capital of Europe and the Energy
Capital of Europe. The industry has helped boost Aberdeen's economy, but
the city certainly doesn't rely on this side of its personality to impress
tourists: Aberdeen has won the prestigious Britain in Bloom award ten times,
breaking the record for its fantastic floral displays.
Aberdeen is truly a fantastic
city to visit. You can check out all the historical sights with a car hire
Aberdeen and soak up some of the fascinating secrets and history for yourself.
About the Author: Adam Singleton
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by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but
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The Britannia Aberdeen hotel
is an attractive, modern hotel located in the thriving, cosmopolitan heart
of Aberdeen, northeast Scotland. The Hotel is near to Aberdeen International
Airport, Business Centres and bustling Shopping malls of St Nicholas Centre,
Mall Trinity and The Academy. The hotel features the Village Bar, offering
a more traditional setting, a favourite for Aberdeen locals and guests.
Millers Brasserie & Lounge is a delightful brasserie style dining experience
with a la carte menu and daily chef's specials. The Britannia Aberdeen
accommodates a Health and Leisure Club, a great way of relaxing with facilities
including Gym, Sauna and Indoor Heated Pool.
The Copthorne Hotel Aberdeen
- Aberdeenís premier 4* hotel - is located in the quiet West End of the
city centre, within easy walking distance of the city's sights, shops and
nightlife. Behind the granite facade of this historic building you
will find traditional charm combined with modern amenities and impeccable
service. The tranquillity of the North East countryside and an array of
the finest whisky distilleries and castles are just some of the superb
local attractions. A warm and friendly welcome awaits you in the comfortable
surroundings of Mac's Bar. Open all day every day for drinks and
bar meals; an ideal place to meet whether it be for business or pleasure.
Wharf Apartments Aberdeen
In the heart of Aberdeen's
city centre, these stylish and contemporary serviced apartments offer luxurious
accommodation, free Wi-Fi, a continental breakfast and a welcome hamper.
Attractive and modern, the apartments were fully refurbished in 2007 and
are redecorated annually. Each apartment has a modern, fully fitted kitchen
with a Smeg dishwasher, a fridge freezer and a washer dryer. The lounges
boast plasma flat-screen TVs, DVD players, Hi-Fis, leather sofas and dining
by Hilton Aberdeen City
Located less than a mile
from Union Street with excellent road, rail and airport links, the Doubletree
by Hilton Aberdeen City Centre hotel in Aberdeen offers picturesque coastal
views and is only a short distance from the long, sandy beachfront. Be
welcomed at Reception with a warm, freshly baked chocolate chip cookie
before checking-in to your comfortable guestroom. Keep fit in our Aberdeen
hotelís modern gym or the indoor swimming pool, indulge in a treatment
in Breakers Beauty Spa or savour 4-star dining in the stylish Footdee's
Enjoy the best of both worlds
at the Hilton Aberdeen Treetops hotel, ideally located for business and
leisure guests. Only 10 minutes from the city centre and 8 miles from the
exhibition centre, business is easy here with 16 meeting rooms and a ballroom
for 5-1000. Keep fit with the gym, pool and tennis courts. Savour traditional
British cuisine at this Aberdeen restaurant at the Hilton Aberdeen Treetops
hotel. Meet with friends in Springfield's Bar and enjoy lunch or
dinner from our varied bar menu. With 2 large screen televisions and a
6ft screen, all live sporting events are shown in SkyHD.
St Magnus Court Hotel Aberdeen
Originally the Caledonian
Railway Hotel, the 32 Bedroom Sopranos is a little turreted extravaganza
over looking the coastal harbour. This gem is an architectural miniature
of the awe-inspiring baronial and gothic splendours that nestle in Old
Aberdeen. A wee beauty concealing a mysterious past. And Sopranos boasts
Aberdeen's most envied location. Itís in the epicenter of café culture
- and the cityís Merchant Quarter - the bohemian historical part of the
city that attracts the cityís visitors to itís hospitable bars, convivial
brasseries and live music and arts venues. For good measure, the city is
on the doorstep of the North Eastís newest and largest shopping centre
Ė Union Square.