A seat of learning and a thriving fishing port for centuries, Aberdeen is one of Scotland’s great cities. Nowadays it services the oil & gas industry around the world as well as acting as the centre of a thriving domestic oil industry. With a lively atmosphere, plenty of things to do and the Cairngorms National Park on the doorstep, Aberdeen is the perfect location to experience Scotland at its best.
Known universally as the ‘Granite City’ Aberdeen has a unique architectural heritage. The city’s abundance of parks and gardens is perhaps less well known - although as a record breaking eleven time winner of the “Britain in Bloom” gardening competition the city is obviously doing something right.
Aberdeen has some incredible public parks, in fact over a quarter of the city is devoted to all things lush and green. The beautiful Duthie Park, opened in 1883 is a fine example of a Victorian park. With exotic plants (including the UK’s largest collection of cacti!), pretty waterways and a family friendly atmosphere Duthie is a rewarding day out
At over 440 acres, Hazlehead Park is over ten times the size of Duthie Park but no less distinctive. It is heavily wooded making it a popular location for walkers, picnickers and cyclists. Seaton Park, beside the historic St Machar’s Cathedral, is very popular with travellers and particularly beautiful when the sun shines.
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