Gallery in Aberdeen

Aberdeen Art Gallery

Behind the grand facade of Aberdeen Art Gallery (closed for refurbishment until winter 2017) is a cool, marble-lined space exhibiting the work of contemporary Scottish and English painters, such as Gwen Hardie, Step…
Museum in Aberdeen

Gordon Highlanders Museum

This excellent museum records the history of one of the British Army's most famous fighting units, described by Winston Churchill as 'the finest regiment in the world'. Originally raised in the northeast of Scotland…
Historic Building in Aberdeen

King’s College Chapel

It was here that Bishop Elphinstone established King's College, Aberdeen's first university (and Scotland's third), in 1495. The 16th-century college chapel is easily recognised by its crown spire; the interior is l…
Interpretation Centre in Aberdeen

Old Town House

At the north end of High St, the Old Town House now hosts a visitor centre with information and exhibits on the history of Old Aberdeen. It also houses King's Museum, with changing exhibits of items from the univers…
Monument in Aberdeen

Mercat Cross

The 17th-century Mercat Cross bears a sculpted frieze of portraits of Stuart monarchs.
Historic Building in Aberdeen

Provost Skene's House

This late-medieval turreted town house was occupied in the 17th century by the provost (the Scottish equivalent of a mayor) Sir George Skene. It was also occupied for six weeks by the Duke of Cumberland on his way t…
Architecture in Aberdeen

Salvation Army Citadel

The Baronial heap towering over the eastern end of Castle St is the Salvation Army Citadel , which was modelled on Balmoral Castle.
Interpretation Centre in Aberdeen

Aberdeen Science Centre

Halfway between the beach and the city centre is this hands-on, interactive science centre.
Cathedral in Aberdeen

St Machar's Cathedral

The 15th-century St Machar's, with its massive twin towers, is a rare example of a fortified cathedral. According to legend, St Machar was ordered to establish a church where the river takes the shape of a bishop's …
Church in Aberdeen

St Nicholas Church

On the northern side of Union St, 300m west of Castlegate, is St Nicholas Church, the so-called 'Mither Kirk' (Mother Church) of Aberdeen. The granite spire dates from the 19th century, but there has been a church o…