Getting to Know Aberdeen

I have always loved the city of Aberdeen. Maybe it is something to do with me having family up there when I was a kid and those weekend trips away, but I have always found it one of the most fascinating places in the whole of Scotland.

Today, although I lack the family ties I once had up there, Aberdeen is still a place I like to go to every couple of months. There is so much to offer for the traveler. Actually, in 2012, Aberdeen was named the 56th most livable city in the world, and fourth in Britain by Mercer. High praise indeed.


All About Aberdeen

If, like me, you like museums, the Aberdeen Maritime Museum, located in Shiprow is dedicated to showing the visitor the history of Aberdeen’s links with the sea. Marischal Museum has the principle collections of the University of Aberdeen, comprising of 80,000 items in the areas of fine art, archaeology and Scottish history.

I definitely like to come to Aberdeen during the Aberdeen International Youth Festival, which is the worlds largest festival for young performers. Also, though I’m not a huge jazz fan myself, the city is always buzzing during the Aberdeen Jazz Festival.

Aberdeen also has its own food which makes a visit here a real, unique experience. The Aberdeen buttery (also known as a rowie) is readily available around the city. It looks like a mix between a croissant and a pancake, and has a buttery, salty taste. It is eaten cold, and I have mine with jam. They are well worth a try!

The city of Aberdeen is one of the most beautiful I know. It has won the ‘Britain in Bloom’ horticultural competition a record ten times. That has to say something about what awaits anyone who takes a trip to Aberdeen.


To be fair, I always like to take a trip to Pittodrie, the home of Aberdeen football club. When I was a kid they were winning European competitions under the guidance of Alex Ferguson. These days Celtic dominate (with Rangers going bust and having to start from the bottom), but Aberdeen FC still has a great atmosphere, even if results on the pitch are not as good as they once were.

Take a Trip Yourself

These are just some of the things I love about Aberdeen. You will find things you like yourself, maybe things I have neglected to mention. The Aberdeen escorts are something special and worth a visit alone, and anyone reading these pages is likely to find that little nugget very interesting.

Aberdeen will certainly always be a place that is close to my heart.

Martin Ward
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