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Don’t let Aberdeen’s nickname of the “Granite City” put you off; from beautiful sandy beaches and ocean views to the stunning architecture of the old town, Aberdeen is one of Scotland’s most stately cities. But if you hire a car and hit the road, you’ll be within easy reach of some of Scotland’s finest treasures, including the stunning Cairngorms National Park and Scotland’s spectacular Castle Trail.
Visitors arriving in Aberdeen will most likely find themselves at either Aberdeen International Airport (ABZ) or the train station, both of which provide easy access to the city’s hotels, restaurants, shops, and Aberdeen car hire services.
Aberdeen Airport is home to leading car rental companies including Hertz, National, Europcar, and Enterprise. The airport is located just five miles north of the city centre, and those choosing to drive can reach the city centre via the A96. Alternatively, the Jet Service bus takes about 35 minutes.
Car hire brands available in Aberdeen include Avis, Europcar, Budget, Sixt and Hertz.
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If you’re a veteran at driving in the UK, you might think that the uncongested roads of the Scottish Highlands will be a breeze. However, there are a few things to be aware of if you’re driving through the Highlands, especially in winter. The weather can change suddenly, so if your route takes you through exposed sections, it’s worth checking the forecast (or even checking with locals) before hitting the road. There are also a number of mountain passes which are not suitable for learner drivers, and which are sometimes closed in poor weather; again, check your route before you leave.
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