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What to do in Aberdeen

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Aberdeen is a major city on the picturesque East Scottish coast. It is located 120 miles north of Edinburgh and 30 miles east of the spectacular Cairngorms national park. The local economy has been built around the North Sea Oil industry. However, the city centre has developed in accordance with modern-day demands. Visitors are absolutely spoilt for choice with regards to cultural and social venues in Aberdeen. Our serviced apartments are a welcome alternative to a hotel and the ideal choice whether you are visiting the Granite City on business or for a break.

Those of you visiting during the summer months will undoubtedly enjoy visits to Aberdeen beach. You'll be able to lay back and enjoy ultimate tranquility on the golden sands or try your hand at sea fishing. It might even be possible to spot bird species such as the Storm Petrel and Little Egret along the Eastern coastline. You'll discover that there are a number of scenic walking trails in the city and you can even take the opportunity to visit the glorious Union Terrace Gardens for a family picnic in the sun.

Those of you with an interest in urban architecture may well be impressed by Aberdeen's granite buildings. You may also take the opportunity to view the locally inspired paintings in the Aberdeen art gallery. The knowledgeable cultural workers will provide details of works by Scottish greats such as Reaburn, Hogarth and Ramsay.

You'll also be able to listen to traditional Scottish tunes during one of the regular lunchtime concerts.You'll discover a great range of fine dining establishments in Aberdeen and can stop off at one of the many local caf├ęs for a refreshing cup of coffee and some traditional Scottish cake. Alternatively you may take your pick from traditional Scottish favourites at bistros and restaurants.

There are plenty of options when it comes to evening entertainment in Aberdeen. You can catch some of Scotland's top musical performers at the major concert venues. It's even possible to watch the latest independent films at the inner city cinemas. The finest Scottish ales and whiskeys are served at the traditional drinking establishments. However, you'll also discover a great variety of high quality nightclubs.

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