Established in 1495, Old Aberdeen is an area of unique historical significance. This charming medieval settlement is home to an abundance of architectural and cultural riches including 500-year old University of Aberdeen campus, a stunning Georgian Town House and one of Scotlands oldest cathedrals. Over the centuries the combination of church, University and trading post has created a rare working heritage site.
The Old Town House is located right in the heart of Old Aberdeen. When it is was built in 1788/89 it was the hub of the Burgh and the focal point for a busy trading community. The University has just completed vital restoration work on the Old Town House with generous support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Aberdeen City Council. Today it remains the focal point of Old Aberdeen and is the visitor gateway to both the University and its charming medieval campus.
We will be delighted to welcome you to the Old Town House and hope that you will use this beautiful building to access the treasures of our campus. In the reception area you will find a wealth of literature on Old Aberdeen including a series of Trail Guides that will help you discover the fascinating history, architecture and wildlife of this interesting area.