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Preparing your trip to Aberdeen: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

Nigg Church 1. The transportation system of the city is well-developed, so you can easily move around the city by buses. Tickets can be purchased from a driver. Travellers, who expect to ride a bus a lot around the city, are recommended to purchase a special pass called «FirstDay ticket», which is valid for one day.
2. Taxi is better to be called by phone as it’s really hard to stop a free car on the streets of the city. You can also find a taxi on a special parking located on Back Wynd Avenue or near the train station.
3. «1car1 Car Hire» and «Arnold Clark» are considered the best car rental stations in terms of price. In order to rent a vehicle you will need an international class driver's license and a credit card of any international bank.
4. Large shopping complexes are simply the best place for shopping. They feature not only largest selection of products, but also more beneficial prices comparing to small boutiques. «Bon Accord Centre», «The Academy», «St. Nicholas Centre», «Union Square » and «Trinity Centre» are considered the largest shopping centers of the city. On weekdays large shopping malls are open until 20:00, and small shops usually work until 17:30.
5. Fans of exciting excursions are recommended to participate in a ride on the train named Northern Belle. The route passes through the most beautiful places of Scotland. You can sign up for a ride in any tourist bureau. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. You can also easily participate in bus tours to London, Edinburgh and Glasgow from Aberdeen. Bus tours to certain cities are organized several times a day. In order to learn more about the travel, visit the bus station, which is located near the railway station.
7. The port area, which is located to the east from the railway station, is the place where you can sign up for a ride to the Shetland Islands. The ferry leaves several times a day.
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What to visit being in Aberdeen - unique sights

Dunnottar Castle

From the series “Fabulous Nooks of the World with Striking Colorful Shades”
According to another legend, the castle is inhabited by a mysterious ghost of the Green Lady, which can occasionally be found in its corridors. A woman dressed in a green dress, according to an old legend, wanders through the castle in search of her children. Fans of Hamlet movie will find it interesting to visit the amazing historic landmark, as some scenes were shot in Dunnottar. The castle is surrounded by picturesque scenery. Next to it, you can see unique white cliffs, as well as many other unusual natural formations. … Read further

Dunnotar Castle

From the series “The Greatest Castles of Scotland”
The historical documents say that in the 5th century at the place of the castle was built the first Christian church. Right there Britts and Picts were converted to Christianity. The modern castle also has a church. It has appeared there in 1276 that bears Saint Ninian’s name. People who dare to visit the mysterious castle, will spend a great time here. The castle has long lasting and wonderful excursions. Tourists can see the residential accommodations, stores and stalls, barracks and other constructions of the inaccessible castle. … Read further

Tolquhon Castle

From the series “The Greatest Castles of Scotland”
Some rooms of the castle are open for visitors. Tourists can see the gun room, saved towers that have a great view on the outskirts. During the excursion to the castle, visitors can see a lot of original decoration elements. There also has saved the stone tiled floor and fireplaces. Some rooms have open terraces where people can adore the nearby forest and fields. If you visit the castle in summer, you can walk in the green fields. The castle looks marvellous at the background of them. … Read further

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Travelling to Aberdeen - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Aberdeen. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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