Located in between two of Scotland’s major rivers, the River Don and the River Dee, Aberdeen is often referred to as the Energy Capital of Europe. This is due to the large deposits of oil that were found in the North Sea where the two rivers flow into the sea. This discovery has helped transform the city into one of the wealthiest regions in the UK. This thriving city has a low unemployment rate and has been named one of the “Best Places to Live in the UK,” by numerous polls. The city has also won the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom award for ten consecutive years, because of the numerous gardens located throughout the city. Aberdeen has seen an increase in visitors to the city and the airport has seen more and more flights landing each year, including flights from Manchester to Aberdeen.
Things to do in Aberdeen
Aberdeen is well-known for the number of castles located in and around the city, including Crathes Castle, Balmoral Castle and Estate, Dunnottar Castle and Craigievar Castle. Many of these castles are just a short drive away from Aberdeen. This city also has a number of museums that display the rich history of this city, such as the Aberdeen Maritime Museum, the Provost Ross’ House and the Gordon Highlanders Museum.
The city is also known for its lavish architectural buildings designed out of granite, many of them serving as governmental buildings. These structures can be toured and include the Town Hall building, the Aberdeen Central Library and the North of Scotland Bank building.
Travelling to Aberdeen from the airport
Located just 11 kilometres from the centre of the city, Aberdeen Airport is one of the busiest airports in Scotland. Passengers arriving on flights from Manchester to Aberdeen will notice a variety of services at the airport designed to make travelling easier such as internet service, left luggage, business facilities, restaurants, shops, bars and an executive lounge.
Travellers will also find several transport options like car hire services, taxis, buses and trains. For those who want to travel on their own, Avis, Alamo, Hertz and Europcar all provide car hire services directly at the airport. Those looking for a direct route from the airport to their destination may want to take a taxi.
You can also take the 80 Airlink bus service from the airport to the Dyce train station located only 3 kilometres away. At the train station, you can board that train for the short 10 minute trip to Aberdeen.
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