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Kirk of St. Nicholas

Address: Back Wynd, Aberdeen AB10 1JZ, Scotland
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Ranked #28 of 89 Attractions in Aberdeen
Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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98 reviews 98 reviews
46 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Tranquil graveyard right in the heart of Aberdeen adjoining the main thoroughfare of Union Street. It is a very old churchyard dating from medieval times and, apparently, several prominent citizens of the city are buried there. It’s one of those places that fill you with awe and make you thoughtful. Beautiful experience, fully recommended.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

It is very sad that this lovely church is closed a lot of the time. It has so many interesting memorials inside. There are names of those who lost their lives in the wars and the Oil Chapel has a stunning stained glass window. There is also an old bell off the Brlent Spar Oil installation. There are beautiful wooden... More

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Macae, RJ
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

As far as recommending someone to visit a graveyard is strange, I should say it's an interesting walk through it. I visited during the autumn and the grass was covered by leaves in a beautiful scenery. Very traditional, church in the center of the graveyard. It worths the visit when passing by.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
34 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

A wonderful example of a Scottish Church from the 19th Century or before. As well as the main church you have the "Oil Chapel" with its beautiful woodwork and if that is not enough you can then see the final part of the building which is under major renovation and has been excavated exposing ancient graves. The 2 retired gentlemen... More

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Essen, Germany
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5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately the church was closed in the afternoon, but we try it again within the next days. Nevertheless the graveyard with graves dated up from the 17th century is worth visiting. you even learn about the hard circumstances of the past.if the weather would be better, you could enjoy the garden surrounding.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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129 reviews 129 reviews
44 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The kirk was not open on the weekday afternoon of our visit, but we enjoyed exploring the graveyard. The tombs had interesting facts about the deceased, almost a mini-biography for some. The sculptures were excellent, too. Of course the granite worker's grave had an excellent monument. You can walk here from the ferry harbor. If hungry, eat first, as some... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

You could spend just a few minutes looking around the graveyard and the church itself, or up to a couple of hours if you want to read all the information panels and leaflets they provide and have a thorough look at the interesting gravestones, stained glass windows and other details in the church. The eastern wing is being excavated at... More

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Naples, Florida
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105 reviews 105 reviews
30 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

this was a nice break from walking on union street..lots of old gravestones and people were lounging about, relaxing..and reading the gravestones..like me.. we spent about 30 minutes there looking at a bunch of them..

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London, United Kingdom
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239 reviews 239 reviews
70 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

A beautiful historic Kirk with very helpful volunteer guides. The stained glass is magnificent and there is a platform where you can see the excavations that are going on. Wonderful tapestries, and interesting pamphlets and boards which describe the artefacts. A charming place to visit, right in the city centre.

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Tortona, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

This is a place undoubtedly alternative, walking through the tomb stone is always much effect. In the back yard of the church of St. Nicholas this somewhat 'gloomy but pleasant to visit. I do not score it among the top attraction of the city but certainly if you are in the area a short visit is a must.

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