Aberdeen is a historical seaport in the northeast of Scotland .
Now the third largest city in Scotland, Aberdeen has been referred to as “the Granite City” and “the Silver City” due to the grey, sparkling granite that was used to construct the majority of its older buildings hundreds of years ago.
Today, Aberdeen is called “the Oil Capital of Europe”. It is the largest producer of crude oil in Europe thanks to the large reserves in the North Sea.
Aberdeen is also home to two universities, including the University of Aberdeen which was founded in 1495.
Aberdeen is easily reached by plane, train, boat and car.
The Aberdeen-Dyce Airport (airport code ABZ) is only seven miles from the centre of the city; flights are constantly arriving and departing to and from London, Paris, Amsterdam, Manchester, and multiple other western European hubs.
The airport operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, serving approximately 3.3 million passengers per year, almost 9,000 per day.
Twenty airlines serve Aberdeen-Dyce Airport, accounting for 281 flights arriving and departing each day to 40 destinations.
Aberdeen-Dyce has recently invested £10 million in the refurbishment of a departure lounge.
Aberdeen Railway Station services multiple trains a day and is located in the centre of the port city, and a ferry runs from the harbour to Lerwick and Kirkwall. Aberdeen is also accessible by car.