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Scotland, Aberdeen

Home : International Destinations : Scotland, Aberdeen

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City Information
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Phones:
When dialing a number in Scotland from the US, dial 011, then the city code, which is the number listed with a zero before it: (0) 1224. Don’t dial the zero unless you are calling from within Scotland. Example: From the US: 011 1224 XXX XXX. For calls within Britain you don’t need to dial 011. Dial 0, and the city code, then the number. Example: 01224 XXX XXX.

What did he say?:
The Scots use slang words just as any other countries. In Scotland, sentences are punctuated using the word “ken” at the end. This is the same as saying “you know?”


Sights/Activities
Including Castles, Sightseeing, Museums, Parks, Shopping, Sports, Pubs and Nightlife.

Transportation
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Aberdeen is easily accessible by air, train and bus or ferry.

Airport: Aberdeen Dyce Airport. Approximately ten miles from the city centre, with frequent buses into the city.

Train: Rail service in Scotland is excellent and there are regularly scheduled trains to Aberdeen from Glasgow, Edinburgh and other cities all over Great Britain. The rail station is situated adjacent to the Bus station.

Bus: Long-Distance and Local buses run frequently to and from the bus station near Union Street. City Link and National Express buses serve surrounding Aberdeen areas or as far away as London respectively. The bus station is situated adjacent to the Rail station.

Ferries: P & O Scottish Ferries are near the bus/train terminal and are the way to travel when you want to visit either the Orkney or Shetland Islands. The ferries are large enough to carry many cars and handle the sea sickness-inducing Pentland Firth between northern Scotland and the islands to the north. The trip to Lerwick on Shetland is 14 hours, the Orkney Islands are about 4 hours away. Wear a warm/weatherproof coat so you can stand outside on deck and see the surrounding land and scenery, but hold on tight to the rail, as those swells can get pretty big! As of October 1, 2002, the North Link Ferries Company will begin service from Aberdeen in place of P & O Scottish Ferries.

Taxis: Taxis are everywhere to be found in Aberdeen, but the best-stocked taxi ranks are located at The Rail Station, Chapel Street, Back Wynd. Less oft-visited ranks can be found at Market Street or Dee Street.


Weather
The weather in Scotland in the summertime is partly cloudy with rain showers during at least part of almost every day. In the winter, Aberdeen gets snow and rain, and it can be quite windy. Bring along a raincoat and a warm sweater during any time of the year that you plan to visit Aberdeen.

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