Salvation Army Citadel, Aberdeen

Salvation Army Citadel, Aberdeen

The Salvation Army Citadel is a Christian church on Castle Street. This famous landmark of Aberdeen was built in 1896. The building was designed by James Souttar. It was based on Balmoral Castle, which was built some 40 years earlier.

The citadel's construction took place on the site of the ancient Aberdeen Castle. That castle was destroyed by an angry mob of citizens in 1308. The legend states that the mob then used the stones from Aberdeen Castle to build a church in the same location.

The outside of the building has a castle-like facade with turrets, stained glass and an arched entrance. The exterior is made from granite, which gives it an old world appeal while continually looking new. Inside, the citadel has a worship hall, meeting rooms and a cafe.

Visitors are welcome to attend Sunday church services at 10:15 AM. The church is also open from 10 AM to 1 PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

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Salvation Army Citadel on Map

Sight Name: Salvation Army Citadel
Sight Location: Aberdeen, Scotland (See walking tours in Aberdeen)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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