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Kings College Local people are very calm and polite. They are distinguished by modesty and respect for family. Oddly enough, but when dealing with local residents it’s recommended to talk less. Too "talkative" companion can be simply considered rude. The natives are distinguished by punctual and scrupulous approach to any matter, so any sign of negligence causes a feeling of contempt. Local residents have always been distinguished by kindness and hospitality. These are wonderful hosts, who will provide each guest with a warm welcome.
The main shopping street of Aberdeen is Union Street. Its length is about 1000 meters. On this street you can find clothing stores of popular European brands. You can visit a big Zara store, … Open
Local people are very friendly to visitors and are always ready to help them. May 7 is one of the most beloved national holidays which are celebrated by the residents of the city. The holiday is called «May Day». On this day the city’s streets and squares turn to venues for performances of musicians, acrobats, skillful jugglers and dancers. Thousands of locals and visitors of the city go out to the streets in order to share their joy with others and celebrate the long-awaited arrival of spring. It should be noted that during the holiday the restaurants and cafes of the city traditionally offer guests to try a special menu. Of course, dishes and sweets from the national cuisine become the main delicacies of the celebration.
Each year Aberdeen hosts the international festival of art, which traditionally attracts numerous young artists, theater actors and musicians. The festival is held in the middle of summer. During this period all theatre arenas of the city, galleries and concert halls are given to young talents. Music lovers will be genuinely interested in visiting the city during Aberdeen Jazz Festival. If you are not indifferent to sea travel, you will find much interesting in participating in Stonehaven Folk Festival. The festival takes place in Portsoy harbor, which is located in the city’s suburbs. During the festival you can see either new snow-white yachts or old sailing ships, which have been refurbished by experienced craftsmen. Copyright
Aberdeen is often called the city of granite, greenery and marine docks. This is a famous port city and an industrial region. In the 19th century Aberdeen was famous for its granite … Open
The Aberdeen International Youth Festival is the main international cultural event of Aberdeen. This amazing holiday provides young talents from Scotland and many European countries with the opportunity to demonstrate their talents on a big stage. During this event, hundreds of young musicians, dancers, artists, acrobats perform and entertain the public. The winners receive prizes and even monetary rewards. Fans of vegan lifestyle must attend the Aberdeen Vegan Festival held in late November. This is a comparatively young event but still, attracts many visitors. The main venue is the Pittodrie Stadium and claims to be the largest green celebration in the United Kingdom. Here you will be able to enjoy free vegan food, informative conferences, and cute, handmade Christmas presents.
Kings College In early July, every tourist to Aberdeen will be able to enjoy the Boat Festival. This is a fascinating event held on the ancient Portsoy harbor. Hundreds of the participants bring home-made boats, yachts, and other sailing vehicles and organize fun competitions. If you do not have any hand-made boat, then all you can do is to watch "regattas", listen to street musicians and have a snack from the city fair. If you came to Aberdeen with kids in November, be sure to check the Scottish Kids Show held in Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre. This large exhibition displays all the necessary goods, products, and services for children of all ages, as well as their parents.
Aberdeen is a great place for those who like to spend time outdoors and prefer active entertainment. A huge selection of parks and entertainment centers interesting for family visits as well … Open
As far as Aberdeen is a big port city, annually it hosts the largest exhibition - International Exhibition of Underwater Equipment and Technologies, or shortly Subsea Expo. If you are interested in underwater gadgets, visit Aberdeen in early February. The program includes a thematic conference and a gala dinner. Moreover, every visitor here will have the opportunity to donate to charitable purposes. This event attracts more than 5,000 delegates and about 150 exhibitors every year.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Aberdeen and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Aberdeen
♥   Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, Aberdeen, 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Brechin Cathedral, Brechin, 56.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Aberdeen
♥   Castle 'Drum Castle' , 15 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   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
♥   Castle 'Esslemont Castle' , 25 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique landmarks in Aberdeen and around

Dunnottar Castle

From the series “Fabulous Nooks of the World with Striking Colorful Shades”
In many ways, this strategically advantageous position explains the fact that Dunnottar remained impregnable for hundreds of years. Eleven buildings of the fortress survived to these days; the oldest among them dates back to the 13th century. As with many other castles in Scotland, many amazing legends associated with the Dunnottar Castle. If believe one of them, treasures of one of the former owners are hidden next to the dilapidated old church. A faithful servant hid them so skilfully that several hundred researchers failed to find them. … Read further

Dunnotar Castle

From the series “The Greatest Castles of Scotland”
For a long time, the fortress was inaccessible. In the beginning of the 12th century on orders of King William I the fortress was adopted in an administrative centre of Scotland. After these renovations, the castle was the main kings’ safe tower. Today a great number of legends are connected with this place. People say that the castle is full of ghosts. The most famous is a ghost of the lady in the green dress. Her favourite place is a castle brewery. According to the legend, that woman is still looking for her children that turned Christian. … Read further

Tolquhon Castle

From the series “The Greatest Castles of Scotland”
This castle doesn’t save only all construction but also wonderful sculptures. The main decoration of the fortress is an unusual gun ports. They saved from the time of their building. In front of the forest was made a spacious yard with a nice garden. Also, there were put several household buildings. … Read further
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