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Because of increasing numbers of tourists and business travelers to the Granite City -- Europe's offshore oil capital -- hotels are likely to be heavily booked any time of year. If you haven't reserved ahead, stop by the Aberdeen Tourist Information Centre, Alford Street (tel. 01224/288-828), where the staff can usually find just the right lodging for you -- a family-run B&B, a guesthouse, or a hotel. A £2.50 service fee is charged. Rooms are also available at Ferryhill House.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.