Aberdeen is a harbour city on the north-east coast of Scotland. It is located 120 miles away from Edinburgh and 400 miles away from London. It is known as one of the largest cities of Scotland and the oil capital of Europe. It is famous for its grand architecture and large buildings constructed mostly of granite earning it the name of The Granite City. You'll witness it firs-hand at your chose student home out of the wide variety that the city offers.
Aberdeen has a popular football team, Aberdeen FC, that has won the third-most major honours amongst football teams in Scotland. Football fans can also enjoy watching games at the Pittodrie Stadium, where most of the famous games are held.
The city has a large number of international students attending its universities, especially The University of Aberdeen, 16% of its students are international students with similar percentages throughout the other famous universities including; Robert Gordon University and North East Scotland College.
Popular student attractions you'll enjoy visiting in Aberdeen include St Machar's Cathedral, Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums, and Gordon Highlanders Museum. They can visit Duthie Park and David Welch Winter Gardens, which currently hosts one of the most visited public plant collections. Aberdeen Maritime Museum houses a very large and unique collection of ships, shipbuilding tools and harbour historical pictures. Students can also enjoy various of the cities festivals throughout their stay including; True North Music Festival, Aberdeen Jazz Festival, and Dance Live Festival.
The city has various means of transportations, like bus lanes scattered across the city. The bus lanes are mostly operated by First Aberdeen, and cars are not allowed to move in the bus lanes to ease the transportations. People who love walking can use the Walkit App to plan their directions in the city. Cycling is also one of the popular ways to move around. A group of volunteers called Aberdeen Cycle Forum managed to map a full cycling route of the city that is available on the city council’s website, so it is easier for you to rent a bike and see the city for yourself.