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Kirk of St. Nicholas

Back Wynd, Aberdeen AB10 1JZ, Scotland
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Ranked #35 of 106 Attractions in Aberdeen
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Religious Sites
Most recent review
- Jul 2, 2014
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Perth, United Kingdom
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74 reviews 74 reviews
34 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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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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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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73 helpful votes 73 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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69 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 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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Stroud OK
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

This church and cemetery were close to my hotel. The tombstones are beautiful old stones, some from as far as the 1600s. It reminded me of cemeteries in the movies, hauntingly beuatiful, and some of the stones were so very sad to read. The church itself was not open when I was there, but is stunning from the outside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

Surprisingly peaceful considering how close it is to main streets. Interesting and educational at same time. good place for a sandwich lunch.

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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

Went to this church for a funeral recently - very apt for the occasion but you wouldn't want to hold a wedding here.

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