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Stunning Architecture

One of the most beautiful buildings which has recently all been cleaned externally and is a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Northern Ireland
Impressive Granite Building in the City Centre

The largest granite building in the world is El Escorial in Spain; Marischal College is said to be... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Marischal College Broad Street, Aberdeen AB10 1YS, Scotland
+44 300 020 0292
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Reviewed yesterday

One of the most beautiful buildings which has recently all been cleaned externally and is a beautiful backdrop to the new area which is being developed around it with a wide range of restaurants. The building is stunning and so worth a visit any time...More

Thank coffeetime93
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Marischal College with my cat on 26 March 2018. This place is the Council office for Aberdeen City. It looks nice from outside. I would not reccommend Marischal College for anyone visiting Aberdeen.

Thank knitting8
Reviewed 31 May 2018

The largest granite building in the world is El Escorial in Spain; Marischal College is said to be the second largest. Marischal College was founded in 1593 becoming Aberdeen’s second university, Kings College having been founded in 1495. The two colleges merged together in 1860...More

Thank DunelmArts
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Aberdeen is know for its granite and that's best enjoyed on a sunny day. Marischal College is a fine example of architecture and grandeur. Have a wander in the courtyard and enjoy the shimmering of the granite. Not to be visited on a dreich day!

Thank Huurman1968
Reviewed 16 January 2018 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.

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