Aberdeen attractions

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Aberdeen is Scotland's third largest city, prosperous and cosmopolitan, and the gateway to Royal Deeside, an area of outstanding beauty, sparkling Highland rivers and misty mountains. Aberdeen and Grampian is an ideal place for outdoor activities of every kind and is a mecca for golfers with 69 golf courses to play. Sitting on the banks of the rivers Don and Dee, it is commonly known as the granite city and is a striking granite cityscape created in the 19th century by 3 fine architects. The flower gardens in the urban parks are some of the most beautiful in Britain. There is a lively harbour, splendid Art gallery and new Maritime museum.


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Attractions Aberdeen Art Gallery, Schoolhill, Aberdeen, Grampian, AB10 1FQ. Tel: 01224 523700. The gallery is situated in the heart of the city, with its impressive architecture, fine collections and excellent special exhibitions, it attracts some 300,000 visitors a year. There is a most impressive collection of 20th century British art with work by Stanley Spencer, Ben Nicholson and Francis Bacon, and works by French Impressionists and Post Impressionists Monet, Renoir, Sisley, Bonnard, Toulouse-Lautrec and Degas.www.aagm.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Aberdeen.

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Attractions Aberdeen Maritime Museum, Shiprow, Aberdeen AB11 5BY. Tel: 01224 337700. The exhibitions bring the North Sea experience to life using models, real equipment and computer displays. Visitors can discover what it is like to live and work on a huge oil platform in the middle of the North Sea. There are models of fast clipper ships, fishing displays and outstanding views of the harbour. Location: In the centre of Aberdeen.

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