Location, Climate: Aberdeen is one of the most flourished cities in the United Kingdom having earned the title “Oil Capital of Europe” because of the oil reserves found in its shoreline. This charming city is situated on the banks of Don and Dee rivers and features an oceanic climate. The city experiences frequent rainfalls, but the heaviest rains occur between October and November so make sure to like rainy weather before booking discount hotels during those months. Book online to enjoy up to 70% discount on hotels. Brief History: The history of Aberdeen started around 84 AD when Julius Agricola and his Roman troops arrived in the area. There were traces found in the area that showed Danish attack in Aberdeen during the 10th century. This ancient settlement is now where the Old Town stands. Events, Landmarks, Activities: The month of June is the best time to enjoy various outdoor activities. You can witness traditional sports or even join in during the Oldmeldrum Highland Games and Portsoy Traditional Boat Festival. The Oldmeldrum Highland Games features bagpipes, kilts, tug-of-wars and tossing the caber while the Portsoy Traditional Boat Festival showcases traditional boats, boat building exhibitions and live music. The perfect family day out consists of a trip to the Satrosphere Science Centre, Archaeolink Prehistory Park and Codona’s Amusement Park. Transportation: The most affordable way of exploring Aberdeen is by bus which covers most of the city and you can pay directly to the driver. Taxis are more convenient and can be found all over the city. For farther destinations, you can take the train or rent a car.