Guide To Holidaying In Aberdeenshire
A guide by Tasha Sewell
The Granite City, The Flower of Scotland, The Silver City by the Golden Sand, Aberdeen wears its titles with pride. A prosperous cosmopolitan city, with a historical old town, Aberdeen has one of Scotland's most striking skylines. Here is a quintessentially northern city, whose granite makes buildings sparkle after rain; whose outlook is across the seas rather than to the Central sector; and whose speech retains the Scots individuality as part of normal everyday life.
Aberdeen has won the 'Britain in Bloom' competition many times and has taken its floral pulling power on to the European stage. The statistics are all there: two million roses, eleven million daffodils, and three million crocuses.
The granite buildings such as Marishal College, His Majesty's Theatre and St. Machar's Cathedral give the city its distinctive look, whilst historical Old Aberdeen and the fishing village of Footdee, have an incredible air of time gone by.
Where other cities resort to grass, Aberdeen employs petal-power. One top attraction is the Winter Gardens in the Duthie Park, home to the stunning Rose Mountain. Even in the depths of winter, the 'Winter' Gardens provide colour and scent. At two, it provides what some say is the largest greenhouse in Europe!
The City of Aberdeen with a proud and fascinating history presents a modern cosmopolitan image to visitors. A thriving cultural calendar, lively theatre, and vibrant nightlife, along with excellent restaurants and attractions makes Aberdeen an energising city break choice.
Fill your days with long walks around the castles and towns, try some of the native foods for lunch and experience the religion, history and culture of Scotland.
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