Mercat Cross

Recommended
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.

Useful information

Nearby tourist attractions

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