Aberdeen in General Reviews
Description:Aberdeen, often called The Granite City or The Silver City, is Scotland's third largest city, with a population of ... more
Aberdeen in General ... approximately 202,370. Aberdeen is the chief commercial centre and seaport in the north-east of Scotland. The city is often referred to as the Oil Capital of Europe thanks to becoming, in the 1970s, a major service base for the extraction of crude oil in the North Sea. The city forms the Aberdeen City unitary council area, and it is surrounded by the Aberdeenshire council area. It mostly stands between the mouths of the rivers Don and Dee.
Newest Review: ... size of Sunhoney is very impressive especially when you consider who moved the large rocks, and why. Firstly, the rocks would have required a large amount of people to move them, especially when the main recumbent is over 30 tonnes in weight. According to Aberdeenshire Council, Sunhoney as well as other various Stone Circles were used as burial areas. This was ascertained after the ... more
Customer Aberdeen in General Reviews (15)
by - written on 14/08/09 (Very useful, 43 readings)
I'm going to talk about important aspects of Archaeology in Aberdeen. This is one of my favourite aspects and is a must for anyone interested in Archaeology or history in the North of Scotland. The site with the most archaeological importance in Aberdeen I feel is Recumbent Stone Circle in Echt. It is currently the biggest, oldest, and best preserved stone circle in Aberdeenshire. It dates from between the 2nd and 3rd Millenium BC, and was excavated in the middle of the 19th Century after several burnt bones were found at the site. The recumbent contains at least 28 cup marks (as shown in picture A), which is indicative of many other stone circles. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 14/07/09 (Very useful, 683 readings)
Situated on the north east coast of Scotland is the city of Aberdeen, it has a population of just under 250.000 inhabitants & is Scotland's third largest city. It's about 120 miles north of Edinburgh, 150 miles north east of Glasgow & around 100 miles south west of Inverness. It is sandwiched in between two rivers, in the north of the city by the River Don & in the south by the River Dee & has the Cairngorm National Park about 45 miles west of the city. Its main industry is oil, making it now the oil capital of Europe which has turned the city into a more cosmopolitan place than ever before. For tourism in loses out to the larger city ... Read the complete review
by - written on 24/02/09 (Very useful, 90 readings)
As an Aberdonian I felt it was time to add my opinion of my home city. Aberdeen or the Granite City as it is affectionately known is a city situated in the North East of Scotland and is famed for being the Oil Capital. However ask most Scots and you will be told that Aberdeen is known as "furryboots toon" because of the local dialect of Doric, where most locals will as "fur aboots yeh fae?" (Where are you from?). Aberdeen is steeped in history but today boasts a decent number of shops and places to go and things to do. We have the Galleria Shopping Centre, The Academy, The Bon-Accord Centre, The Trinity Centre (unless you're tryng to ... Read the complete review
by - written on 16/01/09 (Very useful, 560 readings)
Aberdeen is a fantastic city in the North East of Scotland and despite living here for more than 20 years, i still appreciate everything it has to offer. ~~~Getting there~~~ There are a variety of ways to get to Aberdeen as it features an airport, train station and bus station. You can also go by car via the A90 but this road can be extremely busy, especially if you hit at rush hour. The train station and bus station have just been refurbished so they are a lot better than they used to be. ~~~Finding your way~~~ All of the main stations feature leaflets and maps leading you into the centre of the city or to tourist attractions ... Read the complete review
by - written on 12/01/09 (12 readings)
The famous granite city - Aberdeen is the third largest city in Scotland but it is also known for being a "village". It is a very friendly place - once you get hour head around the local accent. It has the advantage of being on the east coast of Scotland and has the most fantastic beach that is about two miles long. It is a great place for a sunday morning walk/run followed by a coffee or breakfst in one of the many cafes lined along the beach front. also at the beach there is an amusement park several chain restaurants a cinema and even a retail park. The main shoppin centre of the city is varied - as well as all the usual high street names take a walk .. Read the complete review
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