Aberdeen

ABERDEEN:

        The third most popular city of Scotland is Aberdeen. It is a port city located in the northeast Scotland. The word Aberdeen means “the mouth of the two rivers”.

A Little History:

        The origin of the name Aberdeen is still unclear. Some Gaelic scholars believe it to come from ‘Aber’ and ‘da-aevin’ meaning “the mouth of two rivers”. Adding weight to this is the Roman name Devana, which could clearly have come from ‘da-aevin’. Others are of the view Aberdeen comes from its location at the mouth of the Don. While a third theory is that it derives from the Norse ‘Apardion’.

Here are a few interesting facts about this fascinating city:

The most famous nickname for Aberdeen is Granite City. It is named so because nearly all of the buildings there are made up of pale granite. Built from Aberdeen’s Rubislaw Quarry granite. Until its decline in the mid-20th century, the quarry exported granite all over Britain.

The Aberdeen area has one of the biggest number of whiskey distilleries of any whiskey producing area in Scotland. Most of the 17 distilleries are open to visitors.

The business tycoon, Trump, fell in love with Aberdeen’s coastline and landscape so much that he built a Golf Links and Hotel in Aberdeen.

About 10% of Britain’s stone circles are located in Scotland. A unique feature is the horizontal stone circles, which feature one stone on its side flanked by two upright ones.

Aberdeen used to be known as the energy city because of its booming offshore oil industry. Aberdeen’s vast oil reservoirs are predicted to last.

Cairngorms National Park near Aberdeen contains five of the UK’s six highest mountains. The park is twice the size of the Lake District and features huge forests, waterfalls and abundant wildlife.

 7. BRIG O’BALGOWNIE; THE OLDEST BRIDGE

The Brig o’Balgowne near Seaton Park is Aberdeen’s and Scotland’s oldest bridge. Construction started in the late 13th century and was completed in 1320.

 THE HALLMARK HOTEL ABERDEEN:

  • Golf lovers should stay at the Hallmark Hotel Aberdeen because there are over 70 golf clubs within an hour’s travel.
  • Non-golf lovers visiting Aberdeen or staying overnight before a flight, will realize that this is the best place to stay in Aberdeen.
  •  This hotel has 212 beautiful bedrooms and has a brasserie-style restaurant that serves the best of modern European and British cuisine.
  • This hotel is also a popular venue for not just business meetings and conferences but for team-building events, as well.

ATTRACTIVE 4-STAR HOTEL IN ABERDEEN’S WEST END HOTEL:

  • If you choose this hotel you’ll be staying in a stunning, historic building conveniently located in Aberdeen’s West End district.
  •  The city center is a small walk away for restaurants, bars and even shopping centers.
  •  The countryside can easily be reached for a few hours of peace.

COPTHORNE ABERDEEN HOTEL:

  • The Copthorne Hotel Aberdeen is one of the optimum hotels in Aberdeen.
  • With its granite frontage, it is one of the most charismatic hotels in Aberdeen, adding contemporary luxuries and modern facilities to its allure.
  • It is a 4-star hotel with a historic stone building. The hotel provides easy access to the city’s venues and attractions, as well as to the tranquil countryside
  • More information about a budget hotel in Aberdeen
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