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Kirk of St. Nicholas

The New Vestry Back Wynd, Aberdeen AB10 1JZ, Scotland
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lovely

I love exploring old kirkyards and cemeteries and it is always amazing how, in the middle of a... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2017
DorisDave
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Weiden, Germany
The dead centre of Aberdeen

Tranquil and calm in the middle of the busy city. Lots of history in a small square. Couldn't... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2016
Rebecca M
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The New Vestry Back Wynd, Aberdeen AB10 1JZ, Scotland

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Reviewed 15 January 2017

I love exploring old kirkyards and cemeteries and it is always amazing how, in the middle of a buzzing city, one can find those places that set you back in time instantly and also have that calm and peaceful feel about them.

Thank DorisDave
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Tranquil and calm in the middle of the busy city. Lots of history in a small square. Couldn't believe I was right next to the main town. The stone entrance was magnificent!! Just watch your step

Thank Rebecca M
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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

St Nicholas west kirk gives a real ..and now almost unique ... feeling of a great Scottish church in the 18th century. Could be in a Dutch old master painting with the galleries, the polished dark wood etc. Friendly welcome from the volunteers on duty.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 17 September 2016

What a gem! A really interesting upper storey never found in English churches. Downstairs lots of history of The Mither Kirk and fantastic modern sculptures and bespoke furniture by Tim Stead. Wonderful stained glass window by Shona Mcinnes. Lovely lady guided us then told us...More

Thank NoMeatNoFish
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This is an historic old building. The churchyard alone is a fascinating place with countless old grave stones and markers going back hundreds of years. It is a landmark to guide walks around the city.

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Nice looking church with sheave yard in the centre of Aberdeen. Pleasant place to eat a sandwich or walk through to get between Union street and schoolholl. Architecturally it's a nice building snc the gravestones reveal local history.

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 14 July 2016

There is a lot of information to be gained from the head stones. it is a lovely quiet place to sit and eat your sandwiches. There are benches laid out for you to have a seat on.

Thank Hazel H
Reviewed 19 June 2016

The cemetery is a font of knowledge for people tracing their family history. It is also a peaceful place to walk through. There are benches so you can sit and eat your packed lunch.

Thank Hazel H
Reviewed 5 June 2016

It's true that this CAN be a peaceful escape from the hustle & bustle of Union St but I'd advise you to check it out before stepping in. I went into explore one sunny afternoon on my own but discovered a couple of 'visitors' worse...More

Thank Lorr H
Reviewed 26 May 2016

If you like wandering through graveyards then this is worth a visit..Quite old as there were many stones where the years had worn the engravings till either gone or difficult to see.However very tranquil and so lush with old greenery.

Thank Dustysgone
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