Garthdee Towers

Our Accommodation

Garthdee Towers

49 bedrooms with shower and sink in communal flats located on our beautiful riverside campus close to all academic buildings.

Comprising two separate buildings, the Round Tower is 7 storeys high with a lift and contains six 5-bed flats and the Square Tower is 5 storeys high (no lift) with one 4-bed and three 5-bed flats.

Both have communal lounge areas on the top floor and the communal laundry room is in the Square Tower. The towers are situated either side of the Garthdee House Annexe and car park access is via Entrance 3 off Garthdee Road.

kitchen with oven, dishwasher and appliances
kitchen with various appliances and dining area
Exterior of Garthdee Towers
Bedroom with single bed, private bathroom, storage and desk
Decorated bedroom with single bed and desk
Walkway and exterior of Garthdee Towers
Decorated bedroom with storage, single bed and desk
Communal lounge area with seating and coffee tables

Costs & Lease

*Bedrooms in the Garthdee towers have an ensuite shower and sink, with communal toilets within the flat.

Maps & Transport


There are currently no permit restrictions at present and parking applications for 2021/22 and not currently open. Once permit applications are open, all staff and students will be notified.

In the meantime, if parking on campus, the RGU Parking Policy still applies.  Please park within the standard white lined parking spaces.   Parking within a disabled bay is strictly for blue badge holders only.

There are various options for bike storage available on campus. 

Further information:


Bus routes 1 and 2 from nearby Garthdee Road direct to city centre 30 minutes, or 55 minutes walking.

Plan your route on Google Maps


Each flat has a communal kitchen and two toilets with sinks. Each room has a shower and a sink. Round tower flats have 5 bedrooms off a circular corridor and Square Tower flats have a central lounge area with 4 or 5 bedrooms off the lounge. Both towers have a communal lounge area on the top floor for all flat residents to use.

With only 49 rooms available, these rooms are heavily in demand and unfortunately we are unable to offer them to everyone that requests them. The campus is located in a quiet residential area and there are no facilities out of hours so if you want easy access to social activities this may not be the best site for you. The quirky design of the Round Tower means the rooms have built in beds to accommodate the round walls – not ideal for taller people!

Local Area

Garthdee Towers are located in a quiet location on campus with stunning views from the top floor communal lounges. 

If you like to get out and about, the Deeside Way is close by and ideal for walking and cycling.

Contact Details


Garthdee Towers
Garthdee Road
AB10 7QB

Contact Numbers

General enquiries

Contact Accommodation Services for information about bookings or questions about the accommodation available: 

Site Office/RGU Janitor (Based at Garthdee House Annexe)

Monday – Friday (07:00 – 19:00)

Saturday (08:30 - 18:00)

Sunday (09:00 - 15:00)

  • +44 (0) 1224 263770
  • +44 (0) 7765 745075
RGU ResLife (Out of Hours)

All other times

  • +44 (0) 7813 312029


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