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Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption

16 Huntly Street, Aberdeen AB10 1SH, Scotland
+44 1224 640160
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From an architectural perspective this is pretty dull.

I really enjoy visiting churches and in so many of them you find really ancient or stunningly... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2016
johnhouston2
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
Historic church ruined by modernisation

The chapel beneath the tower gives a glimpse of the Victorian glory there must once have been. Now... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2016
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This stately structure is Aberdeen's only Roman Catholic cathedral.
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  • Average56%
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  • Terrible11%
9 Nov 2016
“From an architectural perspective this is pretty dull.”
18 Sep 2016
“Historic church ruined by modernisation”
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16 Huntly Street, Aberdeen AB10 1SH, Scotland
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+44 1224 640160

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Reviewed 9 November 2016

I really enjoy visiting churches and in so many of them you find really ancient or stunningly beautiful things to marvel at. That is not the case here, which is perhaps not that surprising as it is a relatively modern church, constructed circa 1860. Of...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The chapel beneath the tower gives a glimpse of the Victorian glory there must once have been. Now a grim and unspiritual interior of lino and tatty fittings like an old Woolworths.

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Reviewed 15 April 2016

Went there okay but disappointed by the church. the small chapel was lovely the main church very dull .Was told that the old town of Aberdeen church is more beautiful.

Thank Glynis F
Reviewed 2 June 2015

St. Mary's was my favorite church in Aberdeen. I used to attended the Sunday mass and its always a beautiful mass. Always had peace of mind and really enjoyed it.

1  Thank Sujin J
Reviewed 11 February 2014

I've been here for the Sunday mass at 11.15 am and I found it very disappointing, I really like churches but this time I really need to complain. The priest called many times the Christians "Gentiles" (as jewish call us) and spoke about the Glory...More

1  Thank Longo G
Reviewed 26 June 2012

went along to the Sunday 8am service - was greeted at the door, lots of people, vibrant Pentecost service.

Thank ClintBear
Reviewed 18 September 2011

St Mary of the Assumption is to us, who are used to more colourful and highly decorated baroque style churches, quite a simple though elegant building. Its very simplicity, provides the right atmosphere conducive to a more intimate relationship with the Lord.

1  Thank Joseph C
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