Sandwiched between the rivers Dee and Don, Aberdeen is a cosmopolitan city with so many sides to it that it warrants serious attention for a city coach break.
Known as the ‘Granite City’, Aberdeen has a distinguishable appearance thanks to its stunning architecture, built from local granite torn from Rubislaw Quarry, which shimmers with a silver hue.
With its wealth fuelled by the North Sea oil industry, the city is filled with impressive attractions and a vibrant shopping scene which complement its historic buildings perfectly.
Whether you fancy a shopping trip with friends, a weekend soaking up the sights and culture, or just want to explore great attractions, you can get to Aberdeen for less with Caledonian Travel. Our packages holidays are brilliant value for money and include hotel stay, inclusive excursions and coach travel.
Aberdeen - The Granite City
The discovery of oil in the North Sea has transformed Aberdeen from a sleepy fishing town into one of the UK’s wealthiest cities. Since then Aberdeen has become a thriving, modern city with a flourishing arts scene and a cosmopolitan vibe to match. Yet the city’s 8000 years of history is never lost. Walk around the city and you can’t fail to be impressed by the exquisite grand buildings built from local granite stone that twinkle in the sun.
Head into the Merchant Quarter and admire the opulent architecture of the Marischal College, Europe’s second largest granite building, and the Tower House which dominates the city.
Follow the granite trail into Old Aberdeen and find other masterpieces that showcase the city’s origins, including St Marchar’s Cathedral and Brig O’ Balgownie. The city centre is dominated by the mile long Union Street, where you will find a wealth of designer boutiques, high street stores, trendy bars and classy restaurants. Down by the harbour you can discover more about Aberdeen’s industrial past at the glass fronted Maritime Museum, where the city’s long-established relationship with the sea is celebrated including herring-fishing, shipbuilding and lighthouses through to oil and gas production.
Despite its industrial heritage, Aberdeen is surprisingly green in patches with seven parks and floral displays sprinkled throughout the city which have helped the city win the prestigious Britain in Bloom title no fewer than 11 times.
A harmonious blend of old and new make Aberdeen a great place to visit with Caledonian Travel.
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