Aberdeen Town Guide
Aberdeen, Scotland's third largest city and known as the Granite City, has been the centre of the North Sea Oil Industry since the discovery of offshore Oilfields in the northern North Sea.
There are many delightful sandy coves, dramatic high cliffs and quaint fishing harbours for the visitor to explore in the immediate area of the City.
Inland of Aberdeen, stand the majestic Grampian Mountains, home of many of the Scotch Whiskey distilleries and renowned for their splendour and scenery.
The Malt Whiskey Trail guides the visitor to the distilleries. Here the wealth of experience and skill that goes into the creation of Scotch can be experienced, possibly with a sample or two as the moods fits.
For those planning an energetic break, there is trout or salmon fishing on the rivers Don and Dee, pony trekking, hill walking or golfing on one of the excellent golf courses. Being in the rain-shadow of the mountains the climate is much drier than that of the west coast, so a spot of sunbathing on Aberdeen's golden sandy beach is a possibility in the summer months.