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Britain's oldest business established in 1136
Famous astronomer born in Aberdeen in 1843a pioneer in astrophotography
The world's oldest documented transport company still trading today?founded in 1498
With a span of 130 feet, this is the largest single span granite bridge in the worldconstructed circa 1801-05
At 480 feet deep, this is the biggest man-made hole in Europe
This Aberdonian singer-songwriter has sold over 80 million records worldwideand won an Oscar in 2004
The fastest sailing ship ever builtbuilt in Aberdeen in 1868
Aberdeen FC play in this stadiumHome of Aberdeen FC since 1903
Scotland's largest permanent funfairEstablished in 1969
This church houses the largest carillon in Britainconsisting of 48 bells
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Scotland's oldest daily newspaperEstablished in 1747
Scotland's joint top goalscorer of all timeborn in Aberdeen in 1940
The University of Aberdeen was founded in which century?fifth oldest university in the UK
This english poet was a pupil at Aberdeen Grammar School in the 18th centuryfought in the greek war of independence
The second largest granite building in the world
Aberdeen FC won the European Cup Winners Cup in 1983, who did they beat in the final?Final score 2-1 (after extra time)
Scotland's oldest maze is located in this parkplanted in 1935
This architect designed the North of Scotland Bank headquarters buildingnow a pub named in his honour
This castle is commonly cited as an inspiration for Bram Stoker's 1897 novel Dracula
This mathematical physicist was a Professor of Natural Philosophy in Aberdeen from 1856-60famous for his equations on electromagnetism

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