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April 5, 2012

Aberdeen Scotland

Filed under: Scotland,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 11:58 am

Aberdeen Scotland – Aberdeen the third city of Scotland , is located in north-east of Britain, on the shores of the North Sea, through which it is the European capital of offshore oil. Since 1891, Aberdeen has the official city status. This is one of the richest cities in the UK. In 2009, houses in the suburbs of Aberdeen were ranked the most expensive in Scotland. Aberdeen has several nicknames: The Granite City, The Grey City and The Silver City, together with Golden Sands. These nicknames are taken from the granite used to construct buildings in Aberdeen, and sand of its shores. Since the discovery of oil in the North Sea during the 1970’s, sometimes it is nicknamed The Oil Capital of Europe or The Energy Capital of Europe. Aberdeen has won 10 times the competition of cities and villages in bloom the United Kingdom. To drive from Aberdeen to Edinburgh is 126 miles and to drive from Aberdeen to Glasgow is 146 miles.

See a detailed Aberdeen map here:

October 26, 2010

Skegness Lincolnshire

Filed under: England,Holidays,United Kingdom — Tags: , , , , — needahand @ 1:03 pm

One of the east coast of England’s most popular seaside resorts, Skegness in Lincolnshire was for many centuries just a small fishing village. The arrival of the railway in 1863, linking it to the thriving industrial towns of the English Midlands, transformed Skegness into a bustling holiday resort, attracting thousands of summer time visitors. The fine beach and bathing facilities meant that it continues to be popular right up to the present day. Fine weather is of course an advantage when visiting Skegness, as England’s east coast is notoriously unreliable when it comes to the climate, with wind and rain coming off the North Sea, on a fine day there can be few finer places to be. Even nature lovers can enjoy a trip to Skegness, as at the nearby Gibraltar Point, there is a bird observatory and nature reserve. Skegness Map.

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