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Provost Skene's House

This attractive town mansion is an excellent example of
traditional 17th-century Scottish domestic architecture, although the original building was erected in 1545. It is named after Sir George Skene, a wealthy merchant who was Provost of Aberdeen from 1676 until 1685.

In 1746 the house was commandeered by the Duke of
Cumberland, a scourge of the Jacobites, and in more
recent years it was a lodging-house.

Restoration work began in 1951 and each room is now endowed with interesting relics and period decor and furniture. The painted ceilings are outstanding, and there are displays of local history and a videotape giving an introduction to the house.

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