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I'm not sure what the precise boundaries of the area are, but none of it has met its full... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
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Mercat cross, Gordon Highlanders and a Scottish bookshop as well as all the granite buildings... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2018
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23 Apr 2018
“Neglected. ”
14 Feb 2018
Aberdeen's well-preserved historic district is teaming with interesting sites.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 May 2003

Amazingly, I live on the castlegate....the place smells of history....check it oot

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Reviewed 25 November 2013 via mobile

The castlegate is Aberdeen most iconic place, the view is magnificent, looking down union street from the top, it's amazing, and a great photo tourist hotspot!!!! Then you take a look round the square shaped area and realise what a dump this is!!! Aberdeen council...More

3  Thank goldensurfer23
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This area was the centre of the hub of the city with markets etc and rather than comment how it is today should be thought by so much happening here over the long past. The Salvation Army Citadel is a beautiful building outside and inside...More

Thank george650000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an old part of Aberdeen with the cobblestones, the mercat cross, and the old buildings including the salvation army by the citadel. Another welcome feature is that no cars are allowed on the area.

Thank John M
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

The market cross is really old and has fascinating carvings on it of faces. Worth a look. Easy to walk to the beach from there

Thank Reja G
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

I'm not sure what the precise boundaries of the area are, but none of it has met its full potential. At one end is a multi-story by a large roundabout and at the other the busy and polluted Union Street. There is a statue and...More

1  Thank TraflwrAlba
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Mercat cross, Gordon Highlanders and a Scottish bookshop as well as all the granite buildings around ... interesting....

Thank clarksj2018
Reviewed 20 September 2017

The Castlegate used to be a nice little place with a market every week. However, if you go now it is largely only a big open space with a nice view up Union Street and the Salvation Army Citadel, A nice war memorial is here...More

1  Thank H2630RDlaurenceb
Reviewed 3 August 2017

One would assume that the good citizens of Aberdeen are fairly indifferent to this pleasant area as nothing is happening.There is what appears to bean ancient shelter or bandstand.Must do better.

1  Thank wingate
Reviewed 28 June 2017

dominated by the huge citadel of the salvation army, this square was once upon a time the center of the city. now there is little urban life to detect here, but with the Mercant Cross in the middle, it is still a nice square to...More

Thank r0landbrunner
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

This square has a statue to the Gordon Highlanders regiment and is was good to see it. The square itself needs to be cleaned, but it has some nice architecture.

Thank BT3rd
Reviewed 2 April 2017

The Mercat Cross really is the only item of interest at the Castlegate, and most of the time it's surrounded by junkies/winos. There's dodgy pubs and bookies nearby. Nothing worth going here for. It's a shame as the area is very historic and with a...More

Thank JWellingtonWimpy
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