The Granite City on Scotland's north-east coast, Aberdeen has been the main port and business center for the North Sea oil industry for decades. Understandably, it has good rail connections with the Scottish capital Edinburgh and with London. There are daily direct trains to Aberdeen from London, taking around seven hours, with several additional daily connections via Edinburgh or Glasgow. Aberdeen also has trains from further north, with direct services from Inverness, and a handy rail service from Dyce, serving Aberdeen Airport.
Located in the heart of the city center, close to Union Square, Aberdeen Station is a short walk from the ferry terminal and close to city bus route stops on College Street and Union Square. The station has a bar, coffee shop, book store, baggage storage facilities, bicycle hire, and a lounge with shower rooms and free WiFi.
London North Eastern Railway (LNER) provides direct trains from London King's Cross to Aberdeen, taking around seven hours. Additional services from the capital require a change to ScotRail services at Edinburgh Waverley. Scotrail also offers direct connections to Aberdeen from around Scotland, including routes from Inverness, Glasgow, Dundee, and Perth. ScotRail trains from nearby Dyce station offer a link from Aberdeen Airport, used by international visitors and oil industry workers alike.
As an alternative to a flight, a rail journey from London to Aberdeen offers a relaxing and scenic trip up the East Coast Main Line, a chance to enjoy some beautiful Scottish scenery and travel over the historic Forth Rail Bridge. Aberdeen is also easy to get to by rail from most towns in Scotland, with journey times usually quicker than traveling by road.
Aberdeen might have a reputation as a gritty industrial city, but it's not all about oil rigs. Nature lovers will appreciate the beauty of the Donmouth nature reserve, with a breezy beach and the chance to spot seals, otters, and a variety of birdlife. Dolphin spotting cruises are also available in the area. Although the center of the city is compact enough to explore on foot, city buses are useful for reaching neighboring villages and some of the wild beaches of the north-east coast.
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