Aberdeen is a harbour city, on Scotland's north-east, 190 km north of Edinburgh and 650 km north of London. It is third most populous city in the country. The city features an oceanic climate although a few degrees colder than much of the rest of Britain. The days are really short during winter. After December, the length of the days grows quickly. And when the summer comes twilight sometimes lasts the entire night. Contrary to expectations, it doesn’t rain often and there are many sunny days in one year. However the weather is very changeable. Rains are heavy enough to break your umbreally, for instance.
The Aberdeen district has been settled for 8000 years; there were prehistoric villages here laying around the mouths of the rivers Dee and Don. The city received Royal Burgh status from King David; and this transformed the city economically.
Events, Landmarks, Activities
The city is famous for its parks, gardens and important buildings mostly. Also the sandy beach is very well-known among tourists. Some of the notable buildings in Union Street are, the Music Hall, Trinity Hall, the former office of the Northern Assurance Company and the National Bank of Scotland. The floral displays in the city include two million roses, eleven million daffodils and three million crocuses. You can see all of these beautiful flowers in many parks and by the streets. Duthie Park, opened in 1899, was named after by Miss Elizabeth Crombie Duthie of Ruthrieston. It has extensive gardens including a rose hill, boating pond, bandstand, and play area. Hazlehead Park is situated outskirts of the city. It has a large forest. There are also some activities you can do here such as horse riding and golf. Explore more of the city by choosing cheap hotels in Aberdeen. Find the right Aberdeen hotels for you at otel.com as it offers the best selection reservations and lowest rates in cheap hotels.
Aberdeen has a compact city centre and walking is the best way to explore it. By walking, you can also view many architectural beauties. If you want to go outside the city centre, you can use bus services. Taxis are also widely used, especially at nights. It’s a bit hard to find a cab during these busy hours.