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Aberdeen (Scottish Gaelic: Obar Dheathain) is Scotland's third largest city, with a population of about 212,000. Aberdeen is the county town of Aberdeenshire, and the chief seaport in the north-east of Scotland.
Aberdeen is commonly referred to variously as "the Granite City", on account of the main building stone used in older buildings in the city, and the "Flower of Scotland", Aberdeen long having been famous for outstanding parks, gardens and floral displays.
These days, Aberdeen also boasts the title of Oil Capital of Europe thanks to the supply of crude oil in the North Sea, and stands on a bay of the North Sea, between the mouths of the rivers Don and Dee.
Aberdeen is a relatively small city. It has a harbour and pleasant beach. It has a distinct identity from other Scottish cities, especially the two largest in the Central Belt. It has some of the oldest university buildings in Europe (King's College was founded in 1495). It's nickname of The Granite City is well deserved as nearly all the buildings in the centre are made of the grey, occasionally sparkling stuff.
The local dialect is Doric, very different from Lowland Scots or Gaelic. At first hearing it (and the distinctive accent) is utterly impenetrable, even to other Scots. It has its origins in the farming communities nearby and is not as spoken as widely as it used to be.
Aberdeen International Airport is situated 7 miles from the city centre in Dyce. The airport offers a wide range of domestic and some international flights. The following airlines operate out of Aberdeen:
For domestic flights
For international flights
Buses run from the airport to the city centre throughout the day. The nearest railway station is Dyce, and connects to stations in Aberdeen and Inverness. Taxis are available outside the terminal and will cost around £20 to Aberdeen City Centre.
Aberdeen Station is located right in the middle of town, next to the Harbour and Bus Station, slightly down from Union Street, the main thoroughfare. Services come from the South via Perth and the North to Elgin, Inverness and similar places.
Aberdeen lies halfway along the long A90 arterial road that hugs the eastern, North Sea coast of Scotland between Dundee and Peterhead.
Museums and Galleries
The nearest Aberdeen has to a Bohemian Quarter is centred around Belmont Street, halfway down Union St. It has a couple of nice cafe / bars and an arthouse cinema.