Aberdeen is the urban centre of the North East of Scotland and the third biggest city in the country after Glasgow and Edinburgh. After North Sea oil was discovered in the latter part of the 20th century the city became Scotland’s ‘engine room’ and a prosperous financial centre. Modern development has not however stifled the city’s rich architectural heritage which is on show for all to see in the historic Old Town.
The Great Outdoors
The Green, just south of Union Street, links the harbour to the main shopping centre of the city and has been a place of religious and mercantile activity for centuries. Parts of the area have changed since medieval times but it still retains an antique feel. Outdoor activities in Aberdeen are by no means limited to urban sightseeing - discover a wealth of exciting activities in the surrounding countryside.
Cairngorms National Park
With the Cairngorms National Park only a stone’s throw away from the city, Aberdeen is a great place for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Keen to get to grips with nature? Enjoy rock climbing, skiing, gorge waking and other adrenaline fuelled activities in the Cairngorms. If you prefer to take it easy, try a spot of fishing or bird watching in the rolling Aberdeenshire countryside which is among the best loved in the UK.
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