Castlegate
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Aberdeen's well-preserved historic district is teaming with interesting sites.
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thomas s
1 contribution
Sep 2023 • Family
Love rara café in castlegate. good food, good special menu, Vegan milkshake/food also available
Written 8 October 2023
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filipster
30 contributions
Dec 2022
Wasn't really what we expected But we did have a lovely time. We could not find a local fish and chip shop and when we made Enquiries we were told they no longer had one.
Written 11 January 2023
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bdon257
Morpeth, UK4,987 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
This is a stone flagged square in the centre of the city with historic buildings nearby. Cafes, bars and restaurants are around the square and other attractions are just a few minutes walk away.
Written 22 July 2022
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK179,496 contributions
May 2022
A small, but pleasant area of Aberdeen where the main sights are the Aberdeen Citadel, Aberdeen Town Hall, Mercat Cross and Mannie Well. Like most civic squares, there’s plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants in and around the main square.
Written 30 May 2022
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Bibcay
Gateshead, UK4,393 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
This is an old square with many interesting buildings and many fascinating statues. It’s normally quite busy and this place is very underrated.
Written 11 September 2021
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malc1005
Kettering, UK4,714 contributions
May 2021
A nice area of Aberdeen, not very busy, when we visited, but it does have charm, and some lovely historical buildings and monuments around. Well worth a visit.
Written 26 May 2021
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George B
Aberdeen, UK1,548 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
This was the very busy area of Aberdeen where the market was held. Not now used for this.
Castle gate was a bustling hub around 200 years ago but some empty shops here.
Salvation Army Citadel is beautiful building here. Gordon Highlanders statue is here as well.
Nearby is the Maritime Museum.
Written 12 November 2019
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Laurence B
Aberdeen, UK4,344 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
A nice place to walk past or through but the loss if some shops and the outdoor market has hit this area. The mercat cross is nice enough to look at and the Gordon highlanders statue too.
Written 31 March 2019
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Brianthelion
Birmingham, UK2,427 contributions
Mar 2019 • Solo
Interesting area and atmospheric in the right light. Seems to attract a few undesirable types though and this needs to be addressed so people are not put off.
Written 25 March 2019
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Paul Legate
United Kingdom20,373 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
To the east of Union Street in Aberdeen is Castlegate, it is a small area but there is a lot to see in a relatively small space. The Salvation Army Citadel stands on the former site of the medieval Aberdeen Castle. Castlegate was named after the site of the castle gates until their demise in 1308.

The Mercat Cross is in the centre of Castlegate and has a hexagonal base and was built in 1686 by architect John Montgomery. The Gallowgate is just off the main square and is named after the site where the gallows were situated and is where public hangings used to take place.

Off the main square is the Castlegate Well which is no longer in use. On top of the disused well is a small bronze statue that was added by goldsmith William Lindsay. It is a fascinating area of the city and is a must see whilst in Aberdeen.
Written 26 December 2018
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