Facing the North Sea, the "Granite City" is a major fishing port and the petro-capital of Europe. The pleasant streets of its centre are lively with businessmen, students, seafarers and tourists, who can alleviate the overall impression of greyness by strolling in its parks or along its beach. Aberdeen is also at the end of the Dee Valley, with its many castles awaiting discovery by those heading inland towards whisky country.
Part of the United Kingdom, Scotland is a land rich in myths and legends and well-known for its fantastic castles. With over 400, you will have no lack of choice, but in case you can’t decide, here are our top five.