Union Street information
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Union Street, the main shopping street, runs along the crest of this ridge between Holburn Junction in the west and Castlegate in the east. It's the city's main thoroughfare, lined with solid, Victorian granite buildings. The oldest area is Castlegate, at the eastern end, where the castle once stood. When it was captured from the English for Robert the Bruce, the password used by the townspeople was 'Bon Accord', which is now the city's motto.
On the northern side of Union St is St Nicholas Church.