|Aberdeen is Scotland's third
most populous city and one of Scotland's 32 local government council areas.
It has an official population estimate of 210,400. Nicknames include
the Granite City, the Grey City and the Silver City with the Golden Sands.
During the mid-18th to mid-20th centuries, Aberdeen's buildings incorporated
locally quarried grey granite, whose mica deposits sparkle like silver.
The city has a long, sandy coastline. Since the discovery of North Sea
oil in the 1970s, other nicknames have been the Oil Capital of Europe or
the Energy Capital of Europe.
The area around Aberdeen has been
settled for at least 8000 years, when prehistoric villages lay around the
mouths of the rivers Dee and Don.
In 1319, Aberdeen received Royal
Burgh status from Robert the Bruce, transforming the city economically.
The city's two universities, the University of Aberdeen, founded in 1495,
and the Robert Gordon University, which was awarded university status in
1992, make Aberdeen the educational centre of the north-east.
|The traditional industries
of fishing, paper-making, shipbuilding, and textiles have been overtaken
by the oil industry and Aberdeen's seaport. Aberdeen Heliport is one of
the busiest commercial heliports in the world and the seaport is the largest
in the north-east of Scotland.
Aberdeen has won the Britain in Bloom
competition a record breaking ten times, and hosts the Aberdeen International
Youth Festival, a major international event which attracts up to 1000 of
the most talented young performing arts companies.
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The Copthorne Hotel Aberdeen
- Aberdeen’s 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
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. Check out
the attractions page to see what Aberdeen has to offer - whether you are
travelling for business or pleasure, a warm welcome awaits you at Copthorne
The Britannia Hotel in Aberdeen
is located two miles from Aberdeen Airport. Located four miles from Aberdeen
city center, this hotel is an ideal destination for the business and leisure
traveler. Only a mile from the Auchmill Golf Course, this hotel is four
miles from the Maritime Museum. Other area attractions convenient to the
hotel include Castle Trail and Whisky Trail. Enjoy fine surroundings and
competitive rates at this property, where guests are treated like royalty.
At the end of the day in Aberdeen, retire to a large, spacious guest room.
The accommodations at the Britannia are richly appointed and thoughtfully
equipped for your comfort and convenience. Each room has en-suite facilities
such as coffee maker, bath and shower, satellite TV and a stocked mini-bar.
At Britannia Hotel, Aberdeen, the well-trained staff will graciously meet
all your needs to make sure your stay is as comfortable as it is enjoyable.
The hotel is minutes to dining, shopping and entertainment venues.
Aberdeen Treetops, Aberdeen
Hilton Aberdeen Treetops
is a modern low-rise hotel set in gardens three miles from the city centre,
and four from the Storybook Glen children's theme park. The Bar Bacoa Cafe
Bar is an informal bar-restaurant serving food throughout the day. The
menu offers hot and cold dishes using local produce, as well as wines,
cocktails and classic malt whiskies which are available from the bar. Guests
can work in the LivingWell Leisure Club's cardiovascular gymnasium with
free weights, or relax in the swimming pool, sauna and steam rooms. Guests
can practise their serves on the two full-size tennis courts at the rear
of the hotel; equipment is available from the Leisure Club. There is a
playground for children and a pool table on site. Nearby attractions include
the Gordon Highlanders Museum, one mile away, and a dry ski centre, three
miles away. The old market area of Mercat Cross can also be found three
miles from the hotel. Aberdeen Airport (ABZ) is six miles away, around
20 minutes by car.
Jurys Inn Aberdeen hotel
is ideally located in the heart of Aberdeen, situated on Guild Street between
the Rail and Bus stations and just a couple of minutes walk from Aberdeen
Harbour and the Ferry Terminals. Union Street, “The Granite Mile” is just
a few short steps away with all the bustling shopping, entertainment and
nightlife that Aberdeen has to offer. Jurys Inn hotel in Aberdeen is the
perfect choice whether you are visiting Aberdeen for business or leisure
and offers great value in comparison to other hotels in Aberdeen. Like
all Jurys Inn hotels, Aberdeen offers great value in a perfect location.
Aberdeen Caledonian, Aberdeen
building, Thistle Aberdeen Caledonian, is located in Aberdeen city center.
Overlooking Union Terrace Gardens, the hotel is set 400 meters from the
train station. After breakfast the concierge and staff at front desk are
on hand to help guests explore all that the area has to offer. Business
guests can make use of the four meeting rooms, the largest of which seats
30 theater style. The Cafe Bar Caley offers drinks, snacks and meals throughout
the day, and in the evening guests can dine alfresco at the Terrace Restaurant,
enjoying international and traditional Scottish cuisine. Located in Aberdeen
city center, the hotel is within easy walking distance of many attractions;
guests can visit the art gallery, 200 meters away; see the Maritime Museum,
800 meters away; or play a round of golf, one mile away. The hotel also
has excellent transport links, located 400 meters from the train station,
1 mile from the car ferry, and 7 miles from Aberdeen Airport.
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