Mercat Cross

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This handsome market cross, adorned with a unicorn, frieze, medallion portraits and coats of arms, dates from 1686. It stands at the old centre of the town where all public punishments and proclamations took place. Its name is a reminder that in the Middle Ages the market was held at Castlegate, meaning the gait (gata means path in Viking) leading to the castle.

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Castlegate
Castlegate
In the centre of the square a
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Marishal Street
Marishal Street
This street laid out between 1767 and
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Maritime Museum
Maritime Museum
In the setting of two 16C houses, the
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Marischal College
Marischal College
This college was established in the 16C
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Provost Skene's House
Provost Skene's House
in this admirably furnished 17C house
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St Nicholas Kirk
St Nicholas Kirk
This Church built in the Middle ages was
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