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Things You Never Knew About Aberdeen   by Adam Singleton

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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!

Aberdeen 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.

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About the Author: Adam Singleton writes for a digital marketing agency. This article has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.


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Britannia Hotel Aberdeen
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.
Copthorne Hotel Aberdeen
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.
City 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 areas.
DoubleTree 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 Restaurant.
Hilton Treetops Aberdeen
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. 
Soprano 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.
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