KING'S COLLEGE, ABERDEEN
Kings College, previously an independent university, can be found in the town of Old Aberdeen in Scotland, and was infact Aberdeen's very first university, having been founded in 1495. The central focus of the College, architecturally, is the College Chapel that was built in 1498, just 3 years after the university was founded, and is the College's oldest surviving building. But it wasn't until 1509 that the church was consecrated and dedicated to St Mary, and that life at the university truly started to bloom. Not that the College is lacking in any other historic buildings at all - many old structures remain, most of which underwent significant renovation during the 1700's and 1800's.
Kings College was the subject of a massive expansion during the 1900's, which saw new buildings increase in size and develop around the original, historic buildings, and expanding outwards from the High Street. Kings College now dominates Aberdeen, and its buildings, both modern and historic, are an impressive sight to say the least!
Today, Kings College owns most of the land and buildings that lie within its campus, but some are privately owned buildings such as houses and shops (which also serve the College in their own right). The campus also boasts sweeping green lawns (which prove a popular place for students to socialise and sunbathe during hot, summer days), and beautiful, natural areas filled with trees and lovely flower displays.