Garthdee Towers

Campus location.

Located on campus, the city centre is about 30 minutes by bus or a 55 minute walk. A large Sainsbury’s is about a 15 minute walk and just a bit further is a 24 hour Asda.

Number of Residents

49 residents, solely for RGU.

Room Types

 49 rooms each with a shower and sink with shared toilets within the flat.

Site Layout

 Round tower is 7 storeys high with a lift and contains six 5-bed flats. 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.

Flat facilities

Communal kitchen and two toilets with sinks. 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 residents to use.


 Parking on campus is subject to restrictions and requires a parking permit costing £175 for the year. Various options for bike storage available on campus.


 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 between the Garthdee Towers and the city centre.

Did you know?

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

Site Information Sheet: Garthdee Towers 2017-18 (PDF 319KB)

Image Gallery

  • Round Tower
    Round Tower
  • Communal area
    Communal area
  • External view with Garthdee House
    External view with Garthdee House
  • Communal area
    Communal area
  • Looking down the campus
    Looking down the campus


Plan your route on Google Maps between the Garthdee Towers and the city centre.


Please note that a rent advance of £250 is required to be paid at the time of accepting the accommodation. This is included within the total price.

Accommodation Costs 2017 to 2018 (PDF 479KB)

Garthdee Towers Accommodation Prices 2017-18

Single ensuite room (Round Tower) * 40 weeks £107 £4280
Single ensuite room (Square Tower) * 40 weeks £115 £4600
* Bedrooms in the Garthdee Towers have an ensuite shower & sink, with communal toilets within the flat.

Contact Details

Garthdee Towers

Garthdee Towers
Garthdee Road
AB10 7QB

Get directions to the Garthdee Towers (Google Maps)

Contact Numbers

RGU Janitor's  Office

RGU: ResLife Emergency Out-of-Hours

Monday-Friday: 7am-7pm based at Garthdee House Annexe
Saturday: 9am-6.30pm based at Sir Ian Wood Building
Sunday: 9am-3.30pm based at Sir Ian Wood Building 

All other times

+44 (0) 1224 263770 (Monday to Friday)
+44 (0) 1224 262288 (Saturday/Sunday)

+44 (0) 7813 312029