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Marischal College

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

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Granite work at its finest

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Craig M
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Chabanais, France

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Chabanais, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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1 Thank jamiesmith47
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

As I was walking the city and enjoying the local architecture I stumbled upon this building and it quite a site. I do not find this building to be a reason to go out of your way to see but if you happen to be in the area its worth to look and take a picture ----hence the average rating.

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Thank Matt P
aberdeenshire
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The city council have decided to build a concret monstrosity opposite which totally takes away from one of Scotland's most stunning buildings. They pulled down a sixties office block and replaced it with another. I travel a great deal and love cities with a juxtaposition of old and new and have taken may photos but this is vandalism

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

What was once part of the university now functioning as the new city hall. Still the world's largest granite building and mighty impressive. Less so the surroundings being despoiled by ill considered modern developments.

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1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

This huge granite building was once part of Aberdeen University however it is now the HQ of Aberdeen City Council. Do go inside the revolving door to see its internal beauty, the quadrangle is used for various arts events. Disappointing that a huge glass box is being constructed opposite Marischal College but hopefully it may reflect the fantastic architecture on... More 

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1 Thank Mags G
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This building is fabulous. It's worth a trip to Aberdeen if only to see the architecture, some of the most beautiful buildings we've seen.

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Thank Jean W
Lakeside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

It is worth putting your eyes on. Just a very beautiful building from the outside. It is worth reading up on before you go. It is very old but has been renovate.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

Beautiful architecture which, as others have said, is now council buildings. Well worth a visit just to look around the courtyard and take some pictures. Interesting information about previous students around there too.

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