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Kirk of St. Nicholas

The New Vestry Back Wynd, Aberdeen AB10 1JZ, Scotland
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Paradise in the city centre of aberdeen

I love this church and its yard. Nice to pray and spend time thinking about life and walking. Good... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Carol_LCC
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Outstanding

Another magnificent building in the center of Aberdeen. Just dont forget to check.the schedule. We... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Andrade_2013
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Sao Miguel, Portugal
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The New Vestry Back Wynd, Aberdeen AB10 1JZ, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love this church and its yard. Nice to pray and spend time thinking about life and walking. Good to understand something more about aberdeen’s History.

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Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

Another magnificent building in the center of Aberdeen. Just dont forget to check.the schedule. We got there late and.missed the opportunity to visit the inside. But.I.still recomend it!

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Reviewed January 14, 2018

In the interest of full disclosure, I must say I love visiting cemeteries. I am a tour guide at one of NYC's historic cemeteries (Woodlawn ,The Bronx). However, the kirk at St Nicholas knocked my socks off. Here's why: 1. I stumbled on it, with...More

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Reviewed December 21, 2017

The church itself seems to be in need of repair, as many of the stained glass window have parts missing, or are boarded over. The graveyard has a fascinating array of graves of some famous Aberdonians going back several centuries. Most of the gravestones are...More

Thank Jim4680
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Reviewed November 3, 2017

In many respects, this is Aberdeen's 'city kirk' (church). It is one of the oldest and is located in the middle of the city, alongside the main thoroughfare of the city, Union Street. It's graveyard contains many of the city's most famous sons and daughters...More

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Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Entering the imposing stone/iron gates off busy Union Street brought me back several hundred years in time. The light rain and eerily quiet atmosphere was perfect. I wandered the graveyard and looked around the church. Some good photo opportunities await.

Thank backpacker31
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Reviewed October 14, 2017

Some of my ancestors used to worship at this old kirk near the centre of Aberdeen, and not far from Union Street. The historical graveyard was also very interesting and it was very relaxing to just walk through. There were lots of people sitting and...More

Thank Nessa_S596
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Reviewed September 5, 2017

Centred in he middle of Aberdeen and next to Union Street this Kirk and graveyard is full of people at lunch times resting and enjoying the quiet. Plenty of seats and some lovely grave stones too.

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Reviewed August 31, 2017

This church is one of the original churches in Aberdeen. Dating back hundreds of years, its history can be seen throughout its interior and with the archaeological taking place within. The church yard is popular with locals and has benches to sit and enjoy the...More

Thank Nick G
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Reviewed August 23, 2017

Very interesting and historical graveyard. Pity the Church was not open for a visit as I had taken friends to see the Piper Alpha chapel.

Thank carele
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