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The Granite City, as Aberdeen is sometimes called is located in the north east of Scotland, and is Scotland's third most populous city. The city's two universities help to make the city a lively place to spend time. The city also plays an important role in the North Sea oil industry with the city's heliport being one of the busiest in the world.
Aberdeen has a long sandy beach located between the River Dee and the River Don. To the south of the River Dee there are steep rocky cliff faces with pebbly beaches and deep inlets. The area is good for rock climbing and a result of some of the granite outcrops having been quarried in the past.
The city's harbour started out as a fishing port and then moved on to steam trawlers and the oil industry. it is now a major port of departure for the Baltic and Scandinavia with major exports including fertiliser, granite, and chemicals.
The town of Kirkwall, in the Orkney Islands, is the island's largest town and capital. The town derives its name from the Norse name Kirkjuvage (Church Bay), which was later corrupted to Kirkvoe, Kirkwaa and then Kirkwall. The Orkney Islands lie off the north east coast of Scotland. Kirkwall's best feature is perhaps its sandstone St Magnus Cathedral, widely considered the finest medieval building in the north of Scotland. The original town is one of the best preserved examples of an ancient Norse town. Other sites of historical interest in the town include including the Bishop's Palace and Earl's Palace. The town was once a quiet place of contemplation but is now a bustling market town, a lively centre for shopping and eating out. Visitors will find a wide range of accommodation on the island that caters for long and short stays, bed and breakfast or self-catering.
Ferry services from Orkney depart to Aberdeen (6 hours), Scrabster (90 minutes) and John O'Groats.