About Aberdeen

The Oil and Gas industry has helped to bestow upon Aberdeen all the credentials you would expect of a modern, cosmopolitan city. The city and its surroundings have a population of around 450,000 people, enjoying a quality of life based upon a unique 'city and shire' lifestyle.

Aberdeen itself boasts all the entertainment, social and cultural offerings you would want to find in a thriving, bustling city with an international outlook and the city’s rural hinterland is home to a diverse range of natural assets, often only minutes from the ‘Granite City’ itself.

Highlights include:

  • Nearly 400 pubs, clubs, restaurants and hotels.
  • Theatres, museums and arts centres.
  • A plethora of sports facilities.
  • Big-city shopping, centred around Aberdeen’s famous old thoroughfare, Union Street.
  • A 500-year old university that sits as the centrepiece of beautiful Old Aberdeen.
  • A coastline that ranges from vast stretches of sandy beach to spectacular cliffs.
  • The winter sports and mountain walks of the Cairngorms.
  • More than 70 golf courses, including some of the most testing courses to be found anywhere.
  • Angling on ‘Royal’ rivers like the Dee.
  • World-famous distilleries.
  • Historic castles.

Aberdeen has excellent transport links and is continually improving. New air routes are continuously being opened from the city’s international airport to new destinations around the UK and into Europe. London is little more than an hour away by air and the rest of Scotland is easily accessible by road and rail. Over the years many thousands of energy professionals have come to work in Aberdeen. They've loved it, and stayed.

Official Tourism Site for Aberdeen City and Shire

http://www.aberdeen-grampian.com/