Scottish charm and history abounds in the busy port of Aberdeen, the third largest city in Scotland. Here you'll find the largest national park in the country, a magnificent, dramatic coastline and a city that happily combines Victorian architecture with modern facilities. And did we mention the whisky? That's reason alone to visit Aberdeen!
The city is built on the banks of two rivers - the Dee and the Don, and spreads around the busy harbour. It's a really attractive city, full of beautiful old churches, lush green open spaces and lots of history just waiting to be discovered. In the centre of the old city you'll find King's College with its famous dome-crowned tower, that dates back five centuries, as well the striking, Gothic Marischal College and the Citadel at The Castlegate.
Nicknamed Europe's Oil Capital because of oil discovered in the North Sea in the 1970s, the city has since become a popular tourist destination, and with entrepreneur Donald Trump creating a billion-pound golf complex here in 2012, more and more people are flocking to Aberdeen.
But there's more to Aberdeen than history, whisky and gold. There's also great shopping, with more than 800 lining Union Street, or the Granite Mile, as it's called, a vibrant nightlife, some excellent restaurants and traditional tea rooms, and the fact that the famous premier football club Aberdeen FC calls this city home.
Further afield you'll find lots to explore along the pretty Moray coastline, including pretty little towns and fishing villages, ancient castles and whisky trails.
- Wick Airport, EGPC
- Aberdeen Dyce Airport, EGPD
- Inverness Airport, EGPE
- Edinburgh Airport, EGPH
- Dundee Airport, EGPN