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Customer questions about Aberdeen car hire

Hi, am looking to book a car - the fiesta - for someone else so want to know if its okay to put my email and phone number into the booking form and should I put his address into it?

Hi, you will need to put the main driver details into the form, however the email address can be yours, however the confirmation will then be sent to you and you will have to pass onto main driver. We will need the main driver telephone number in case you need to contact them prior to collection.

Aberdeen Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • Aberdeen is known as the ‘Granite City’ because of its geology.
  • It’s the major oil centre for Europe.
  • The area has been inhabited for nearly 8,000 years.
  • 1319 saw it gain the status of a royal burgh.
  • The city has won ‘Britain in Bloom’ more times than any other place in the UK.

Aberdeen Mini Guide

Aberdeen is situated at the mouth of two major Scottish rivers, the Dee and the Don, in the north east of Scotland and is a thriving port.  Although the city is far north it has good travel connections and Aberdeen Airport is only 12km from the city centre. 

Aberdeen Port

Car hire and taxis are available at the airport together with a good bus service.  In fact a flight to London only takes one hour. 

Aberdeen Railway Station is on the main UK rail network.  It has direct connections to many major cities such as Edinburgh, Glasgow and London. 

There are a number of major roads into the city and the A90 is the main route from the north and south into the city.  A ferry service operates to the Orkney and Shetland Islands and there is a good bus service in the city.

Aberdeen is known as the “Granite City” or “Silver City” due to the predominance of gleaming granite buildings.  It is the third most populated city in Scotland.  The city has a broad range of cultural activities and museums and art galleries. Cinemas and popular nightclubs are to be found in Aberdeen as well as His Majesty’s Theatre.  The Aberdeen Music Hall and The Lemon Tree also provide excellent entertainment.  There is a good range of first class restaurants and pubs, some of which also provide live music.

Aberdeen His Majestys Theatre

Aberdeen has many excellent parks and floral gardens. The city is renowned for its floral displays and has won the Britain in Bloom ‘Best City’ award on frequent occasions. 

There are many leisure activities available including, tennis courts, The Beach Leisure Centre and swimming pools. Aberdeen F.C. is the city’s football team and plays at Pittordrie.

If you're a golf enthusiast, you can play at the Royal Aberdeen Golf Club.

The Grampian region and the North East of Scotland is a wonderful place to explore.  Car hire is a great option to visit the many castles, the superb coastline, the Victorian heritage and the Malt Whisky trail.

Aberdeen Corgarff castle

Latest Update from Aberdeen:

13/05/12 - Aberdeen is one of the focal points for the 'Year of Creative Scotland 2012' and many of the city's creative institutions, including the university, have opened their doors to give visitors to chance to hone their creative skills under the auspices of top people in their creative fields

16/05/13 - Aberdeen hosts the International Youth Festival which includes twelve major events across sport, music, drama and art. With events throughout the summer, check out the festival website www.aiyf.org for details of events when you're in the city.

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Aberdeen is a busy Scottish city whose wealth revolves around the sea and North Sea oil. A great place to learn about this is the Maritime Museum where, in a series of quite spectacular exhibits, you can learn all about the dangers and rewards of fishing and the workings of an oil rig.

For more land based history, your hire car will get you to the Gordon Highlanders Museum which details the important role this renowned regiment of soldiers has played in the history of Scotland and the UK as a whole.

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