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Marischal College

Marischal College Broad Street, Aberdeen AB10 1YS, Scotland
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Well worth 5 min detour

Beautiful granite building, staning architecture. If the sun is shining, the top of the building... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Tatiana I
Leiden, The Netherlands
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One of the best architectural buildings in Europe

This building is stunning if you take the time to study the detail and masonry. It really is... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
Ballater, United Kingdom
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Marischal College Broad Street, Aberdeen AB10 1YS, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful granite building, staning architecture. If the sun is shining, the top of the building looks very much like Milano cathedral. Try to walk around when sunny! You cannot go inside as this is a city council building. So 5 to 10 min would be...More

Thank Tatiana I
Reviewed 20 October 2017

This building is stunning if you take the time to study the detail and masonry. It really is superb. It is a crime then that Aberdeen Council have put up such a monstrosity across the road from it. What were they thinking. They should be...More

Thank Wyrtaj
Reviewed 14 October 2017

I didn't go inside the building, but the outside was magnificient and the history of the building was interesting. The tribute to Robert the Bruce outside made for a pictureque photo opportunity. A little disrupted by current roadworks, but still easy to get to.

1  Thank Nessa_S596
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

I often have to visit the council offices and I always have a look to see what's on in the quadrangle. This month it was a temporary Camera Obscura as part of the year of Architecture. It is here until the end of the month....More

Thank Suzy H
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Beautiful built granite building with outstanding masonery features created by master craftsmen. Now it is home to the aberdeen council. Looking out from the Marischal College is Provost Ross House and old but well kept tourist attraction. Shops etc surround this must see feature.

Thank mikeZ4216FF
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This is a building which is found in a lot of the guides and a photo-must. However i'm not sure if anyone can go in - many tourists just walk by and take photos and thats it.

Thank Garfield_1990
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We went to visit Marischal College as this is where my grandfather took his Medical Degree in the 1930's. The building is now used by the city and as such, there is limited access. The building itself is awesome to see and is the 2nd...More

Thank jcw24
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Benn here many times. This magnificent building houses the city council. However you can still enter it to see the beautful quadrant with an Archie dolphin to see. Thete are also some exhibits to see like old coins and pottery. Worth a visit and photo...More

1  Thank Laurence B
Reviewed 15 August 2017

What a wonderful facility. A tribute to the old architects of the city, but spoiled by the appalling new buildings appearing directly opposite. Why is this being allowed to happen? Shame on the city fathers.

1  Thank Jack7_13
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We were in Aberdeen to see the 20for20 anchors. We passed Marischal College on our way to an anchor and what a terrific stop it made. Brilliant statue of Robert the Bruce to greet you and a dolphin in the inner courtyard. We picked up...More

Thank KrispyPlymouth
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