About Aberdeen, UK
Aberdeen is the third most populous city of Scotland (212,125) and is well known as the Granite City and Silver City with the Golden Sands.
Such nicknames are conditioned by the fact that during the 18-20 centuries city buildings were built mainly from local grey granite. And the second nickname is determined by the fact that the granite has mica deposits which sparkle like the silver in the light and also Aberdeen is famous because of its long sandy coastline. Among the noteworthy buildings in the main street of Aberdeen, Union Street, are the Music Hall, the Town and County Bank, the Trinity Hall of the incorporated trades (originating between 1398 and 1527), now a shopping mall; the National Bank of Scotland, and the former office of the Northern Assurance Company. Also in this very ancient city you cab observe the Marischal College which is located on Broad Street. This building is noteworthy because it is the second largest granite building in the world and was opened by King Edward VII in 1906.