Aberdeen is known as the Granite City, from the sparkling silver rock used in the constructions of its many fine buildings. It is Scotland’s third largest city and grew thanks to a thriving North Sea fishing and oil industry. In recent year’s the addition of Trump International Golf Links and the hosting of the 2014 Scottish Open at Royal Aberdeen has enhanced its reputation as a world-class golf destination.

Aberdeen is the gateway to Royal Deeside, where you’ll find Scotland’s Castle Trail and the Malt Whisky Trail. There are incredibly more than 300 castles within a one-hour drive of Aberdeen. Here you can also visit many of the world’s most famous malt whisky distilleries located alongside the River Spey. Golfers will find 30 courses within a half hour drive of the city. Highlights include the spectacular Trump International Golf Links set amidst towering coastal dunes, the historic Royal Aberdeen, which was founded in 1780 and played host to the 2014 Scottish Open and last but not least Cruden Bay, a pure seaside classic with magnificent views of the coastline.

Map of Aberdeen