Aberdeen is energy town (oil, natural gas) but also Annie Lenox's hometown! The downtown area is old school, with classic architecture but a vibrant nightlife. Of course there are the usual adorable pubs, but also great restaurants. My air b&b host gave me his local restaurant membership card, that took 15% off my entree, which was awesome. I met a really unusual guy that was a struggling actor and he treated me to his version of a half dozen U.K. accents. It was just amazing, seriously, amazing. While exploring the city, I came upon a cemetery and found graves that were over 400 years old, right in the middle of downtown. So much history, such an old city!