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

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Marshall College the biggest granite building in the world.

This is a must see if you come to Aberdeen, used to house the students now the building has been renovated and is now the council. Offices built with Aberdeen granite and sparkles... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jim G
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see if you come to Aberdeen, used to house the students now the building has been renovated and is now the council. Offices built with Aberdeen granite and sparkles in the sun the building has around forty spires .

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Thank Jim G
Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

The most beautiful granite building i have seen in Scotland. Just take your time to study it from outside, no need to go inside, although I would have if it was open but unfortunately ot was not.

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Walked past here unintentionally , can't help but be impressed with the architecture . Really impressive building .

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Chabanais, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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 1 November 2016 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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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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Nashville, Tennessee
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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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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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