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Marischal College

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Address: Marischal College Broad Street, Aberdeen AB10 1YS, Scotland

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Beautiful building

Massive granite building with a great courtyard. In the city so easy to find. Worth having a walk to see it.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Massive granite building with a great courtyard. In the city so easy to find. Worth having a walk to see it.

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Thank RiceNI
Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Magnificent building. Well worth a wee detour to view this architectural masterpiece. It was once the college but is now housing the council offices.

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Thank Sandra C
Kettering, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only came across this stunning building whilst we were looking for something else but I'm glad we found it. Stunning architecture and all built with granite. Apparently the second largest granite building in the world. There's not much to see apart from drinking in the incredible architecture but that is definitely worth the trip. Glad we lucked upon it.

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Thank Phoenixm34
Windsor, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It initially looked like a cathedral from the back, but as we walked around to the front the magnificence of the building came into view. It is spectacular and worth gong to see if you like architecture.

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Thank BT3rd
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is a must see if you come to Aberdeen, used to house the students now the building has been renovated and is now the council. Offices built with Aberdeen granite and sparkles in the sun the building has around forty spires .

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Thank Jim G
Reykjavik, Iceland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

The most beautiful granite building i have seen in Scotland. Just take your time to study it from outside, no need to go inside, although I would have if it was open but unfortunately ot was not.

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Thank Hjalmar D
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Walked past here unintentionally , can't help but be impressed with the architecture . Really impressive building .

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Thank Whatsappenin
Chabanais, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

No need to go inside (which has changed from my student days!) but just marvel at the building from the outside. You can't find better.

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Thank Craig M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

An absolutely stunning building. It's worth a solid five star review, however it loses two for two reasons. One, the council now inhabit it and the museum is more or less inaccessible as a result. Marischal college is (or rather was) the UK's third largest museum. What they have done to it is unacceptable. The second reason it loses a... More 

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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful old building in Aberdeen. It is located in Aberdeen city center so it is easy to go there and see. There is shopping center close to Marischal Colledge.

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Thank Grzegorz S

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