Must see attractions in Aberdeen

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    Aberdeen Maritime Museum

    Overlooking the nautical bustle of Aberdeen harbour is the Maritime Museum, centred on a three-storey replica of a North Sea oil-production platform,…

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    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…

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    Marischal College

    Marischal College, founded in 1593 by the 5th Earl Marischal, merged with King's College (founded 1495) in 1860 to create the modern University of…

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    Aberdeen Art Gallery

    Behind the grand facade of Aberdeen Art Gallery (closed for a major redevelopment until early 2019) is a cool, marble-lined space exhibiting the work of…

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    Provost Skene's House

    This late-medieval turreted town house was occupied in the 17th century by the provost (Scottish equivalent of a mayor) Sir George Skene. It was also…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Aberdeen Science Centre

    Halfway between the beach and the city centre is this hands-on, interactive science centre. Until 2020 they're temporarily based at the even more central…

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    Salvation Army Citadel

    The Baronial heap towering over the eastern end of Castle St is the Salvation Army Citadel (the local HQ of the Salvation Army), which was modelled on…

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    Mercat Cross

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