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Scotland’s biggest city outside the central belt is a mess of contradictions and contrasts: a former fishing and farming settlement, it’s now both a student-filled university town and a key part of the offshore oil industry; despite its reputation as the "Grey City’ (mainly because of its profusion of granite architecture, though the weather doesn’t help), it’s well served for green spaces and perfectly situated for outdoorsy types heading to the Cairngorms National Park, which means there are a ton of eco-friendly things to do in Aberdeen.
Naturally, we also feel it can hold its own when it comes to arts, culture, restaurants and entertainment—here’s an introduction to the best the city has to offer.
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