Welcome to Aberdeen. Named the "Granite City' or "Silver City" because of its sparkling granite buildings – Aberdeen is Scotland's third largest city with a population of around 210,000. As the centre of the North Sea energy industry, it is also known as the "Oil Capital of Europe".
It also has been dubbed as Britain's "Flower Capital " because it has won the Beautiful Britain in Bloom title no less than 10 times. There are fabulous floral displays throughout the city - arising from a base of 2.5 million roses, 11 million daffodils and 3 million crocuses.
And not only a sensational, vibrant modern city, home to a superb university, superb shopping and nightlife, and of course Aberdeen FC, one of Scotland’s best Premier league football clubs – Aberdeen is blessed by being surrounded by a hinterland as tourism rich as anywhere on Scotland, featuring the superb Grampian Whisky, Victorian Heritage and Grampian Castle Trails, glorious Royal Deeside, the lovely fishing villages and towns of the North East – and not far away the delightful Moray Coast with superb beaches, wildlife and dolphin watching opportunities.
Enjoy this section of the site and discover the delights of touring and travelling around Aberdeen and the Grampians. For short breaks, weekend leisure breaks and holidays and vacations in Scotland with a difference – it might just be for you.