Aberdeen is Scotland's most compact and least known architectural treasure-house. Granite was widely used building material during the Victorian era. The stylish yet restrained architecture once brought visitors from all over the world to see an Aberdeen which they recognised and valued as a unique city.
Aberdeen Art and Architecture
- The Marischal College in Broad Street is dominated by Mackenzie's 80 metre Mitchell Tower and outstanding multi-pinnacled and crocketed façade in the perpendicular Neo-Gothic style.
- Aberdeen has the remains of a medieval cathedral.
- The Town House, in Castle Street, the headquarters of the city council is one of the most splendid granite edifices in Scotland, built in the Franco-Scottish Gothic style.
- The largely 17th century Mercat Cross situated in the heart of the Castlegate is of significant streetscape value and is the physical symbol of the centre of Aberdeen city.