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HMS Unicorn

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HMS Unicorn is a preserved historic ship and visitor attraction in Dundee. Built in 1824, she is one of the six oldest ships in the world and Scotland's only preserved warship from the Golden Age of Sail. Great fun for all the family, HMS Unicorn is...more
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South Victoria Dock Road | Victoria Dock, Dundee DD1 3BP, Scotland
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+44 1382 200900
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All reviews naval history mind your head well worth a visit groupon voucher low ceilings cramped conditions wooden ship original condition steep steps four floors lovely visit own pace interesting exhibits discovery point frigate oldest ships
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Reviewed today

This ship really gives a strong impression of what life on a Royal Navy vessel could have been like after the Napoleonic wars. The cannon and carronades are very impressive (although most are replicas) Visitors can see details like the ship's wheel and its connection...More

Thank mrcox21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very informative visit to an original timber warship . Anyone interested in Naval history will really enjoy a visit here . The staff are very knowledgeable and there are plenty of activities to keep children involved . Due to the confined headroom be prepared...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was quiet when I went so I was able to explore all the decks at my leisure. I found the domestic quarters where the different ranks slept particularly interesting.There was quite a lot to see and read. The lowest deck could be explored along...More

Thank Ros B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has to be the best attraction in Dundee. I can't stop marvelling at it and I am terrified of the sea. With a lifespan of 35yrs, a sailor had to be tough as nails and my goodness you can see how when you wander...More

Thank CriticalMission
Robert S, Manager at HMS Unicorn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for your kind review of HMS Unicorn. We're delighted you enjoyed your experience on board and we hope to welcome you back on board soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we arrived here to no staff aout to take our money so we looked around it was only wen another couple came in when a member of staff noticed us but we paid them

Thank sharon p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oldest lad is mad about anything to do with the sea. So a trip around this fantastic ship happens quite regular. Shows you how cramped things must have been at sea in ships like this. Had to duck in quite a few places as i...More

Thank dunger9
Robert S, Manager at HMS Unicorn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for the kind review. We're delighted you and your family enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you all back on board soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would recommend this as a must see. Very interesting and a lot to see and take in, a must for anybody interested in history. The only drawback is that this is a 19th century warship, so stairways are steep and there is a lack...More

Thank Michael C
Robert S, Manager at HMS Unicorn, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Many thanks for your lovely review.We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you can visit again in the future.

Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Excellent visit to the hms unicorn, £6.50 entry, well worth the money. was given a warm welcome by Finlay who was a fountain of knowledge! Spent no longer than an hour here, extremely interesting, plenty to read. Steep steps and quite low down, I'm 5'4"...More

Thank kyls83
Robert S, Manager at HMS Unicorn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Many thanks for your lovely review - we are delighted you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you on board gain soon!

Reviewed 12 September 2018

A very interesting and informative way to spend and hour or two on Dundee's upgraded dock area. A great chance to experience the cramped conditions of our naval forebears. The enclosed gun decks and living quarters all recreated to give you a vivid impression of...More

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Robert S, Manager at HMS Unicorn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Many thanks for your kind review and we were delighted to welcome you family on board! Hope to see you on our lovely ship again soon!

Reviewed 12 September 2018

What a wonderful piece of naval history.A very interesting hour spent imagining life on board 200 years ago .Very good visit.

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Robert S, Manager at HMS Unicorn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Many thanks for the kind review. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you back on board soon.

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Derek S
24 July 2018|
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Response from Robert S | Property representative |
hi, our ship is wheelchair accessible onto the Gun Deck (entrance) but to access the other 3 decks (Upper Deck, Mess Deck and Orlop) you need to make your way up, or down, some ladder steps. Thanks
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Hugh M
17 February 2017|
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Response from Robert S | Property representative |
Hi Hugh, photographs are allowed and you can stay on board for as long as you wish. 1 hour is the suggested time it would take to explore the full ship.
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rsvnelly
8 May 2016|
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Response from Robert S | Property representative |
hi RSVNelly - we are a pet friendly attraction so dogs are allowed! But the stairs can be a little steep for them
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