Living in Aberdeen
The Granite City
Aberdeen is situated in one of the most dynamic, prosperous and beautiful regions of the UK. Known as the Granite City for its abundance of impressive granite architecture, it is the perfect centre for work, leisure and play, offering a lively combination of historic charm, thriving economy and friendly, cosmopolitan community.
Home to 250,000 people, Scotland’s third largest city has something for everyone – from the vibrant city centre of Europe’s energy capital to the rugged coastline and beautiful countryside boasting glorious ancient castles, picturesque fishing villages, whisky distilleries and an abundance of golf courses.
As the cultural centre of the north-east of Scotland, Aberdeen caters for all tastes in arts, culture, leisure and entertainment. Communication and travel links are excellent, which means getting around the rest of Scotland and the UK is easy.
Not just on a summer’s evening, when you can walk the main street in daylight at 11pm. Not just because that same main street – the mile-long Union Street – is lined with classic granite buildings that help make this “one of the most architecturally distinctive cities in Europe” (The Scotsman – one of Scotland’s national newspapers).
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Aberdeenshire stretches from “one of the last great places on earth” (the Cairngorms) to “one of the world’s top-rated coastlines”. So says National Geographic. And The Scotsman (one of Scotland’s national newspapers) calls its city of Aberdeen – where ships dock right up against the city-centre streets and dolphins leap in the busy North Sea harbour – “one of the most architecturally distinctive in Europe”.
source Visit Aberdeenshire