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Aberdeen tourist information


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Aberdeen is the third largest city, after Glasgow and Edinburgh, in Scotland with 202,000 inhabitants. It has an identity different from other Scottish cities. The city of Aberdeen is known as "the Granite City" for the colour of old buildings and also as the "Flower of Scotland" for its wonderful parks and gardens. Recently Aberdeen has been nominate as the "Oil Capital of Europe" because of North Sea's oil stocks. Although Aberdeen remain a quite small city, it has seen an important growth after the discovery of oil in North Sea.

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In Aberdeen there are many museums and historical places to visit. You don't have to miss a visit to the Art Gallery where you can find hundreds of Impressionist paintings and sculptures. There is also a exposition of antique silverware and decorative pieces. A suggested stop for people interested military history is at The Gordon Highlanders Museum where you can re-live the story of British Army.

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The Maritime Museum gives an extraordinary insight into the mechanics and technology of ships and oil rigs. Inside there is a spiral walkway rising upwards around an eye-catching model of an oil rig. There are also the oldest buildings linked to the structure which take visitors through corridors to the numerous room sets and historical artifacts. A highly recommend visit.
The Marischal Museum covers quite 8000 years of history both local and world. This museum houses pieces from such diverse locations as the Balkans and Tibet that are results of numerous expeditions by local people.

If you want to get around, within 30 miles you can find Crathes, Drum and Dunottar Castles. North you can visit The Malt Whisky Trail route which involves a number of distilleries including the Glenfiddich and Glen Grant.