Scottish Castles Association

Preserving the Past for the Future

Wallace's Tower (Aberdeen) - Past & Present

The Wallace Tower (Aberdeen)

The Wallace Tower (Aberdeen) also known as Benholm's Tower

This small Z plan tower of around 1600 originally stood outside the Aberdeen city boundary and in open fields.

Latterly serving as a public house it stood in the way of a new Marks & Spencer's store who arranged in 1964 to have it removed, stone by stone, and rebuilt at Seaton Park.

It is, at present, in  a neglected state with boarded up windows. However, there are a few rumours that the council, finally, are to do something positive with it. Let's hope so.

The stone figure of the' knight' has probably been removed from a tomb and reset in the tower as a curiousity.

Added: 09 Feb 2012 Updated: 08 Dec 2014
  Member Comments

? You are not currently signed in. Please sign in below.Comment Rules

Add your comment

We'd love to hear your views. If you are a Scottish Castles Association member, please sign in below and share them with us.

(required field)
Please verify that you are not a robot.
Comments found: (0)

Presently, there are no comments posted for this record!

back to topTop

Our corporate members...

Visit our Skills and Trades Section