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“Photo opportunity”
Review of Castlegate

Castlegate
Ranked #58 of 160 things to do in Aberdeen
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Owner description: Aberdeen's well-preserved historic district is teaming with interesting sites.
Reviewed 23 February 2014

The pedestrianised area of Castlegate features the 17th century Mercat Cross monument,the newly added Gordon Highlanders monument,that was unveiled by Prince Charles & has an incsription by Churchill on it,& with the backdrop of impressive architecture it makes a wonderful photo opportunity.

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Reviewed 16 January 2014 via mobile

Is this even an attraction? Goodness me this piece of stone is pretty uninteresting and is a haven for scumbags. You will need some spare change if you want to visit.

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Reviewed 20 December 2013 via mobile

Terrible area full of drunks and druggies, seriously the council have got something badly wrong, spend money in stupid places and not improve the places that really could make a difference. Would make a really nice covered bar and cafe area (not the rubbish they have there at the moment ) . If you're visiting then avoid,avoid,avoid. If you don't I already feel embarrassed about how bad the council are.

2  Thank rob148
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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 should be ashamed, surrounded by bookies, and downmarket pubs, I can only describe it as a tragedy, as a proud Aberdonian it's heartbreaking to see such an iconic place, surrounded by absolute rubbish!!

2  Thank goldensurfer23
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Reviewed 2 June 2013

The Castlegate is useful because the city's one remaining webcam is aimed at it. It's fun to talk to family on the phone while waving to them from the square - even if you do get some funny looks from those who aren't in the know!

Thank ChrisTaylor1955
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