Dubbed the ‘Granite City’ due to its wealth of buildings constructed from the locally mined granite stone, Aberdeen is a thriving cosmopolitan city located in the north east of Scotland. Situated between the river mouths of the Dee and Don, and with the North Sea coast line to the east the city is surrounded by a lot of water, and as such has a rich maritime heritage, and enjoys a fantastic golden sand beach. The city itself is famous for its Granite Mile, a street bustling with shops, restaurants and bars, terminating in the West End which is home to much of the city’s cosmopolitan nightlife. Aberdeen has been a multiple winner of Britain in Bloom, thanks to its wealth of beautiful parks and gardens. The city is home to a number of galleries and museums demonstrating the city’s heritage and art influences.