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Magellan ApartmentsA bright and airy one bedroom apartment within one of Aberdeens origanal granite buildings, housing a double bedroom, fully functional kitchen, bathroom and living area with a sofa and single sofabed, a flat screen with on demand TV, wifi and laptop friendly work desk.
Spacious City Centre 1 Bedroom Flat1 bed spacious flat in Aberdeen City Centre located on a quiet street at bottom of Rosemount only a short walk from Union St. High speed fibre internet and Satellite TV available. Perfect for students, professionals on business or a couple looking for a nice place to relax. Travel cot, high chair and baby accessories also available for young families on request. EICR Electrical Safety Certificate Landlord Home Owner Gas Safety Record Legionella Risk Assessment
The Old School SELF CONTAINED ApartmentIn response to Covid-19 additional safety and sanitation measures are currently in effect at this property. Hand sanitizer will be available to guests at entrance. Contactless check-in and check-out is available however we are on-site if assistance is needed (following the 2 meter social distancing rule).
Aberdeen’s granite architecture — much of it composed from the light-grey rock sourced from the same local quarry — catches the eye in more ways than one. Historic buildings display their splendour whichever way you look, be it the 15th-century heraldry of St Machar’s Cathedral or the majestic Marischal College, said to be the second-largest granite building in the world. The university is a major feature: King’s College, with its crown-topped medieval chapel, was established in 1495, its campus centred on the cobbled, leafy streets of Old Aberdeen. But the sea here is just as important, with a mile-long stretch of golden beach running from the mouth of the River Don to the charming 19th-century fishing cottages of Footdee. A host of landscaped parks and gardens complete the effect of a Scottish city that shimmers with elegance.
Aberdeen International Airport (ABZ) is just six miles from the city centre, with a dedicated bus link (as well as taxis) to help you make the journey. It serves most UK cities as well as a number of European ones. You can connect with the more major international flight hubs of Edinburgh (EDI), Glasgow (GLA), and the London airports in an hour or two by air, while Edinburgh and Glasgow are under three hours away by train. The city is very easy to navigate on foot, with most of its attractions close together, and there are several good cycling routes, including the Deeside Way. The local bus network can also help you get around, as can the plentiful taxi firms available.
This northeastern Scottish city sees its warmest weather between June and September, with temperatures peaking in July and August, which can be the best time to visit the beach. The buildings shine at their silvery best in the sunshine, although they have their own magnetism on cloudy days, when Aberdeen takes on the look of a magnificent mountainside. Brisk weather in spring and autumn and frequent snow in winter are to be expected, but there’s always plenty to explore indoors, and major cultural events take place year round, such as the famous jazz festival in March, or the university’s own festival of arts and science in May. For a glimpse of Scottish tradition, make sure to visit the Aberdeen Highland Games in early summer, or the street parties held at Hogmanay (New Year).
Hazlehead Park has Scotland’s oldest maze, while its neighbour, Johnston Gardens, is celebrated for its photogenic waterfalls. Duthie Park, on the banks of the River Dee, has its own charms, from the beautifully restored Victorian bandstand and boating ponds to the David Welch Winter Gardens, which offer some of the largest indoor botanical gardens in Europe.
Pronounced Fittie, this small fishing community at the mouth of the River Dee dates back to medieval times, although the quaint cottages you find here are more recent. Designed in the 19th century by the architect of Balmoral Castle, they all face inwards around squares, as protection from the North Sea winds; their quirky decoration is a colourful complement to the rest of the Granite City.
Union Street, Aberdeen’s main shopping and commercial thoroughfare, was conceived in the late 18th century, and its mile of historic buildings is a sight to behold. What’s just as impressive is that it’s constructed on a series of arches and bridges, including this one, the largest single-span granite bridge in the world.