Being the third largest city in Scotland, Aberdeen is The Granite City because of the use of local granite in the buildings of the town. The Aberdeen area has seen people living near it for over 8,000 years and has been through wars, the bubonic plague, and during its history, been rebuilt several times. It has a limited international airport and is on United Kingdoms main railway network.
Well known for its parks and garden like quality, Aberdeen has won numerous awards for its gardens. The city has dominated the Royal Horticultural Society's Britain in Bloom contest ten different times and the Scotland version twenty. Millions of flowering plants are planted including, rose, daffodils, and crocuses. Add the granite architecture, which looks the same as new after a good cleaning, and you have a beautiful place to visit in the late spring or early summer.
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