3rd most populous city in Scotland, Aberdeen is also known as "Granite city", "Silver city with the golden sands"and "Oil/Energy capital of Europe". No prize for guessing, Aberdeen has a lovely coast line. Situated North East of Scotland, Granite, oil & gas are some of the main industries. It is also an important port in Scotland. Probably because of their North sea oil industry, Aberdeen has always been a prosperous city with least unemployment and crime rates.
Because of its high mica content in the granite, the buildings actually sparkles when its sunny! The city is dotted with grand and ornate granite buildings around. The above clock tower is a part of local town house and county hall located near to city centre.
Since Aberdeen is far up North, it does not attract as many tourists. But this is a great place to see / stop by. Dunnottor Castle in Stonehaven is about 15 miles away from Aberdeen.