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Bubble football

An incredible number of people around the world love football, and Great Britain is no exception. If you are also a fan of this popular sport and have nothing against playing the game with your friends on days off, Bubble Soccer Scotland in Aberdeen is a must-visit place. In this center, you will be able to get acquainted with quite an unusual way of playing this game. It is called bubble football.
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This way of playing football was invented by two Norwegians, Henrik Elvestad and Johan Golden. They decided to combine elements of the classical football and zorbing (zorb is an orb with a human inside, who uses zorb to roll down the hill, cross a pond or another water reservoir, etc.). So, bubble football players get into big orbs made of transparent material and the game starts. Everyone tries to shoot a goal. The first game of such an unusual football took place in 2011. The game was even broadcasted by the “Golden Goal” TV show.
After that, bubble football appeared in all European countries. In Aberdeen, it is currently available in more than one sports complex. Such an unusual entertainment is a great way to have fun, launch a lot, practice somersaults, and, of course, get quite a serious physical training. One more advice – do not forget to take more drinking water as it is quite hot inside the bubble and you will have to move a lot. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Skiing and snowboarding

Scotland is rich in ski resorts, with skiing usually available from November to April. Therefore, if you like active recreation, open-air activities, and extreme, you will enjoy a visit to the Aberdeen Snowsports Centre in Garthdee. This center has the largest ski slope in the area. Beginners will be pleased with an artificial slope that has the special Snowflex surface. The latter has an area of 900 square meters.
Dunnottar Castle The slope has enough space for up to 48 skiers. The main slope has the same surface and is suitable for different groups of skiers. If you would like to master the art of alpine skiing or snowboarding, a team of professional coaches will gladly give you several lessons. It is a great way to have fun, enjoying active pastime and popular winter sports.
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Distillery

While exploring Aberdeen, it is impossible to fail to remember that Scotland is famous for its whiskey. The description of this process can be seen in manuscripts that date back to the 15th century. When you explore northern suburbs of the city, you will reach Speyside that is an important stop in a “whiskey tour”. There are as many as 7 distilleries in the region, such as Glenfiddich, Glen Grant, and Strathisla. Strathisla is considered the most famous distillery in the region.
Kings College Unlike one might think, such tours do not promote alcohol, and tourists of different gender and age are welcome to attend them because any visit to a whiskey distillery is, first of all, an interesting excursion, during which it is possible to find out much interesting about local traditions and visit historical places. Of course, in any distillery, it is possible to see how whiskey is made, smell it, and sample the famous elite drink.
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Distilleries are open for tourists all year round, but the schedule may be changed in winter, so it is better to check it in advance. If you decide to attend a group excursion, it will cost roughly 5 pounds, and whiskey sampling is included in that price. However, tourists should keep in mind that it is better to seek driver services in case you plan to use a private vehicle.
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Mither Tap Climbing

When you’re in a mood for a hiking tour in the mountain region of Scotland, it is high time to head to the north of Aberdeen, to the area close to the Garioch Chapel. This is where tourists will find the Bennachie Mountain Range, the shape of which is reminiscent of a female bust. There was a colony in this area that survived until the middle of the 19th century. Scientists also think that Mons Graupius battle took place in this area.
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Mither Tap is the most famous peak in the region, which rises beautifully not far from the city. There is a magnificent fortress on the top. Don’t forget to attend this fabulous place to enjoy a breath-taking view of rural Scotland right up to the North Sea. However, the wind is always very strong on the peak, so it is important to put on warm clothes. Many also prefer to take a flask of whiskey with them.
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Survived castles around Aberdeen
♥   Castle 'Fetteresso Castle' , 20.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Muchalls Castle Kincardine' , 21.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Crathes Castle' , 22 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle Fraser' , 23.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Tolquhon Castle' Grampian, 24.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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