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The Point is located on Schoolhill in Castlegate just off Union Street, a major shopping street in Aberdeen.

Local area

The Point is well connected; on its doorstep are the shops, restaurant, and cafes of Castlegate, and you can also find all the main high street brands on Union Street at the end of the road. Also nearby are the independent shops and boutique hotels of Rosemount and The West End. The immediate area features buildings made of the granite which made the city famous, including impressive structures such as Cowdray Hall and Aberdeen Art Gallery, and some of the city’s best known green spaces including Union Terrace Gardens which is opposite the development.

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Rosemount & The West End

A bronze statue of Queen Victoria at Queen’s Cross marks the beginning of the West End. This area is home to lots of coffee shops and restaurants as well as to the largest number of independent and boutique shops in the city, especially around Thistle Street. The area has green space in the form of Queen’s Terrace Gardens, originally a private place belonging to the adjacent properties, today it is open to the public and is often used as a space to eat lunch by the people who work in the area.

11 minute walk from The Point

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Old Aberdeen

The historic part of the city where monks and traders settled around the 14th century, the old, winding streets are lined with medieval, Georgian and Victorian architecture. Old Aberdeen is home to St Machars, a 14th century fortified cathedral, and also to Kings College which was founded as an independent university in 1496, and today forms part of the University of Aberdeen. There are lots of green spaces including Cruickshank Botanic Gardens and Seaton Park, one of the city’s largest parks

42 minute walk from The Point

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Footdee is at the east end of the harbour, and the cottages were built as homes for the local fishermen in the 1800s. They were conceived of by the same architecture who made alternations to Balmoral castle. Today the area is colourful – a mix of cottages and outbuildings – with a strong community. Footdee was granted Conservation Area status in 1968.

27 minute walk from The Point

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Port of Aberdeen

Formerly known as Aberdeen Harbour, this is a commercial port which spans a range of industries. Urban dolphins can often be spotted from the shore.

11 minute walk from The Point

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City centre

This is the cultural hub of the city, where you can find both the Aberdeen art gallery and His Majesty’s theatre as well as plenty of restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Union Street, the main shopping street in Aberdeen, is lined with Aberdeen’s distinctive granite buildings, and is where you can find both the Bon Accord Centre and the Trinity.

6 minute walk from The Point

What’s nearby?

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Westburn Park

Westburn Park is a series of green spaces lined with trees, with two ponds and the Gilcomston Burn Stream running through the south of the park.

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Victoria Park

Built in 1871, Victoria Park was Aberdeen’s first public park. Today it's full of flowers like crocuses and rhododendrons and at its centre is a fountain.

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The Beach

The Aberdeen beach received the Resort Seaside Award in 2013. It is not far from the city centre, and is home to a leisure centre and ice rink.

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Greyhope Bay

An eco-facility made from converted shipping containers, the café in the bay is a charitable organisation and a great place to see bottlenose dolphins.

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Duthie Park

Duthie Park is 44 acres of outdoor space which opened to the public after they were gifted to the city by Miss Elizabeth Combie Duthie in 1880.

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The Point is developed and operated by Dandara Living, the rental division of the Dandara Group.



The Point, Schoolhill,
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