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Historical interest: Aberdeen

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Aberdeen has a long history as a maritime city, going back to its foundations as a Royal burgh in 1124. Historically, Aberdeen has had strong trading ties with Scandinavia across the North Sea. In the past, clipper ships built in Aberdeen brought goods from the Orient and until after WW II, fishing and shipping were the main industries of Aberdeen. The finding of oil in the North Sea in the 1970s changed Aberdeen from a fishing town to a major hub for North Sea oil exploration, bringing with it the wealth of the industry.

In the 14th century, Aberdeen was one of the first cities to rise to defend Scotland in the struggle against the English in the Wars of Independence and offered protection to Robert the Bruce during this period. In return, the city was rewarded with the 'Freedom of Lands', whereby the folks people no longer had to pay rent. The money that was saved was diverted into a Common Good Fund, to be spent on civic projects. Today, this money is still used to pay for the maintenance of the city's many parks.

Aberdeen expanded greatly in the 19th century. Two architects, Archibald Simpson and John Smith, designed many of the city's buildings using the local granite, giving Aberdeen the nickname of 'The Granite City'. The latter part of the 19th century saw Alexander Marshall Mackenzie continue the work of creating impressive public buildings. He was responsible for the new parts of Marischal College, Aberdeen Art Gallery and Gray's School of Art among others.

Selection of hotels in this region:

The Waterwheel Hotel

Premier Travel Inn Aberdeen City Centre

Craighaar Hotel

Craighaar Hotel and 8 days parking

Grampian Hotel

Norwood Hall Hotel

Ardoe House Hotel

Hilton Aberdeen Treetops

Britannia Aberdeen and 15 days parking

Britannia Aberdeen

Aberdeen Marriott Hotel

Copthorne Hotel Aberdeen

Station Hotel

Jarvis Aberdeen Hotel

Aberdeen Patio Hotel

Holiday Inn Aberdeen

Ramada Jarvis Aberdeen

Express by Holiday Inn Aberdeen City Centre

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