Aberdeen is a picturesque coastal city in the north-east of Scotland, famous for its sparkling granite architecture. Around 1.5 hours flight from London and just 2 hours drive north of Scotland’s capital city Edinburgh. The city boasts the best of both worlds with an amazing coastal location and ease of access to the world famous Cairngorm mountains.
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In Aberdeen you get to see all the unique landscapes, it has it all: mountains, meadows with cute highland cows and everything else. The city itself is a masterpiece of architecture with all the narrow alleys and bridges. I also have to mention that it feels more secure than London.
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The climate throughout the UK is similar due to its small size. On average there is little more than 2 or 3 degrees difference in temperature between London and Aberdeen throughout the year. Snow is rare in the city due to its coastal location. As Aberdeen is on the east coast of the UK, the city enjoys drier weather than cities in the west of the country.
Frequently voted one of the safest cities in the UK, Aberdeen is home to almost 30,000 students who enjoy a high quality of life while benefiting from the low living costs. With a host of shopping options – from top designers to high street stores across three shopping centres – students will be spoilt for choice. The city also boasts bars, restaurants, cinemas, sporting facilities, and music and theatre venues, providing the perfect location for a fantastic student experience. The tourism, entertainment, and hospitality industries within the area provide students with plenty of opportunities to work part-time while they complete their studies.
Home to the numerous internationally recognised companies servicing the oil and gas industry, Aberdeen is the Energy Capital of Europe, one of the UK’s most affluent cities, and an exhilarating and fascinating place to live.
Aberdeen, known as The Silver City, is a thriving and cosmopolitan city located amid stunning beaches and beautiful countryside, on the north-east of the UK. It is sometimes known as the Silver City with the Golden Sands, due to its shimmering granite and spectacular coastline.
Aberdeen has six city parks, seven local parks, 32 neighbourhood parks and many more green spaces around the city. Visitors can enjoy these all year round, from music events at Duthie Park, golf courses at Hazelhead, to relaxing in the sun at Union Terrace Gardens – located in the heart of the city centre. These parks have hosted a variety of annual events, including Aberdeen’s own Oktoberfest and live opera entertainment. Our gardens here in Aberdeen have even made the final of the annual Britain in Bloom competition over 20 times already!
Not only does the city boast beautiful open spaces, but the surrounding areas allow for surfing, kayaking, hill walking, mountain climbing and white water rafting – all to be enjoyed in Scotland’s world-famous scenery.
With over 300 castles waiting for you to explore, Aberdeenshire boasts outstanding historical buildings. There’s Craigievar Castle, Walt Disney’s inspiration for the castle we see in his films; the spectacular ruins of ancient Dunnottar Castle; and the castle that provided Bram Stoker with the inspiration for Count Dracula’s castle, Slains.