Aberdeen, North East
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Scotland's third largest city has been thriving since the discovery of North Sea Oil. It has a closely packed city centre made up of dark granite buildings that can make it a overcast and gloomy place at times. However there is a charm and vitality about the city that is reflected in its restaurants and night-life. Union Street is the city's main artery and is a mile long and built on pillars. North-east of the city centre on the banks of the river Don stands the ancient suburb of Old Aberdeen with its fortified cathedral, cobbled streets and houses that date from the 15th Century.
Things to do in Aberdeen
Dunnottar Castle is a ruined medieval fortress located upon a rocky headland on the north-east coast of Scotland, about 3 kilometres south of Stonehaven.
Aberdeen Art Gallery
The Aberdeen Art Gallery is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city and has one of the best art collections in the UK, including paintings, sculptures, and graphics.
Ben Macdui is the 2nd highest mountain in Scotland, after Ben Nevis, and the tallest of the Cairngorm Mountains. Its name means 'Mac Duff's Hill.'