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15 things to do to explore Aberdeen

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Aberdeen is truly a city of contrasts. From the history of granite, which undoubtedly shaped the architecture of the town, to the modern buildings that house many of the world's largest oil and gas companies, Aberdeen has much to offer those who want to explore its past and present.

From medieval times, through the wars of independence, religious unrest and the Renaissance period, Aberdeen has been at the centre of most of the events that have defined Scottish culture.

Scottish the city most certainly is, yet it is much more - it is a metropolitan hub in every sense. Modern bars, nightclubs, sporting venues and rock bands intersperse with the history of the city to produce a wonderful haven of the north-east coast.