The Granite City takes the full force of the North Sea in its stride – and still has room for a warm welcome.
As the UK’s oil and deep sea trawling HQ, it has experienced all manner of economic ups and downs and weathered them all. Come to this proud highland gateway for bracing walks, Royal Deeside fishing, fine sandy beaches and the freshest fish and chips.
You can get to Aberdeen on ScotRail from Edinburgh and Glasgow, as well as Dundee, Perth, Stirling and Inverness. It’s also the north-eastern terminus of the Caledonian Sleeper service from London Euston. East Coast services reach Aberdeen from Leeds and London King’s Cross, and, on one of the UK’s longest mainland routes, you can take the CrossCountry service to and from Penzance in over 12 hours.
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Scotland’s gateway to the Grampians is the place to come if you want to get high – head west and you’ll be at altitude in no time. For golf, you couldn’t be better looked after with 45 inland courses in the county. Meanwhile, for SPL football with a sea view, head straight for Pittodrie, home of Aberdeen FC and former stomping ground of Sir Alex Ferguson.
When Aberdeen Joint Station was built during World War I, it unified all the lines serving the city. Now, almost a century later, and with the ‘Joint’ monicker gone, it has undergone an upgrade to bring it into the 21st century.
Aberdeen Station - http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/ABD.html
5 W North St
Aberdeen City AB24 5HT