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Aberdeen has an interesting mixture of traditional and modern, with colleges that date back hundreds of years sitting next to upmarket contemporary developments. This cultural and bustling city hosts many major arts events throughout the year, and has been dubbed the energy capital of Europe thanks to its close proximity to the North Sea. You'll find unique architecture across the city, with Old Aberdeen being a particularly popular spot to see beautifully restored buildings.

Things to see

The modern, glass fronted Union Square Shopping Centre has 2 levels of popular high street shops, casual restaurants, a cinema, and even an attached hotel. Situated in the heart of the city it's the perfect place to shop on rainy days, and has long opening hours for those hardcore shopping addicts. Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre has also been built in a contemporary style, with the gleaming windows giving it a silvery sheen, and this impressive center has an area with live music from world-class acts, stand-up comedy, wrestling, and a full calendar of major events. There are also several spacious banqueting suites and conference spaces, and you'll find corporate events, exhibitions, and busy conventions happening on a daily basis. The University of Aberdeen dates back to the 15th century, and has several grand buildings that have become iconic within the city. From elaborate gothic revival to challenging modern architecture, there are several places to explore set in different areas of Aberdeen, and there are fascinating guided tours available for those interested in the history of the college.

Hotels in Aberdeen

If you're planning a trip to the city then you'll find lots of luxury hotels in Aberdeen where you can enjoy excellent business and leisure facilities. Hotels have features such as 24 hour business centers, restaurants, bars, complimentary WiFi, laundry facilities, guest parking, fitness facilities, luggage storage, and room service. When you're tired out after a long day you can also enjoy plenty of amenities in your room, and you'll find extras to help you relax such as LCD televisions, pay movies, complimentary toiletries, separate bathtubs and showers, refrigerators, blackout curtains, and MP3 docking stations.

Where to stay

Old Aberdeen is a popular area with tourists who want to learn about the history of the city, and here you can walk along narrow, cobbled streets, surrounded by brick homes, tea rooms, gift shops, and craft stores giving it a charming and welcoming atmosphere. There are also plenty of traditional pubs, all with their own history and stories to tell, and here you can stop for a pint or enjoy some rustic Scottish cuisine. The city center also has plenty of older buildings and dramatic spires, but this is mixed with the modern, and you'll find streets full of large shops, as well as smaller boutique stores, restaurants, and contemporary styled cafés.

How to get to Aberdeen

Aberdeen Airport is in the northwest of the city, and here you'll find flights arriving from across the UK and Europe. There are regular, direct buses from the airport to the city center which take about 40 minutes, or you can pick up a rental car and drive there in about 20 minutes. Many visitors also arrive via Aberdeen Station which is conveniently located in the city center, and there are regular services arriving from London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and other major cities.

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