AberdeenRoman remnants, oil, and a dramatic coastline.
Aberdeen is Scotland’s third-largest city, its most ancient (founded by the Romans in the first century AD), and its most northerly. It’s also the UK’s oil capital, a status that’s brought wealth and grandeur to Aberdeen over the years. The city center is a handsome mix of granite architecture and 19th-century sandstone, with a lively harbor area and two excellent parks. If you’re looking for a bit of culture, Aberdeen has that too, with a thriving music and arts scene and some world-class museums. And when you’re ready for a break, the city’s restaurants, pubs, and cafes will more than oblige.