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Provost Skene's House

5 Guestrow, Aberdeen AB10 1AS, Scotland
44-122-464-1086
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Ranked #16 of 103 attractions in Aberdeen
Type: Historic Sites
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The company I work for arranged dinner here. First we had a tour round the museum, it was mainly womens dresses through the ages, I was really interested don't think it would interest too many men. We then had dinner in what I assume was the old kitchens, the Marcliffe hotel did the catering, what a different night it was... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This was a real pleasure, a well cared for property with enough to see but not so large that there was too much to take in. Exhibitions are held in some of the rooms, on my visit it was evening dresses from the fifties, not a great number but nicely presented and interesting. The chapel with it's lovely ceiling is... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Have been here a few times now since I moved to Aberdeen. Never get bored looking around the old rooms and staircases. Loooks lovely from the outside too. Staff are very friendly and enthusiastic and cafe in the cellar is amazing! Great place to have a cup of tea!

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London, United Kingdom
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67 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

One of the most exciting old Scots houses that I have ever visited (and I have seen a lot of them). Hidden away in an unexpected location in central Aberdeen this is well worth spending a few hours in.

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oxford
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Closed due to renovation work in the area. Not sure when it will reopen. It's well signposted from Union Street so probably woth a look to see what is happening.

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London, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

As of July 2013 Provost Skene's House is shut for "a year" while they demolish nearby buildings. Shame, it looks great from the outside and I would really like to have seen inside it. Check website to see when it re-opens.

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Bowhill, null, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Narrow stairways and low doors which are not good for tall people, free entry, however we left a donation. Rooms were interesting and worth the look. A lot bigger on the inside than we thought.

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durham uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Friendly staff and interesting facts. Loved the room with the painted wall panels. Central location and lovely cafe. Bacon sandwiches were delicious.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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17 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I loved the Whole place, you enter for free and you can also have something at the bar downstairs. What a pity, it has a TERRIBLE, AWFUL building just in front of it: I hope it'll be demolished soon to give space to this jewel!!! (That day, I'll be there to cheer!)

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Scotland
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10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

As I live in Aberdeen and have grandchildren to entertain, this is one of my regular stops when in the city centre. Although it is even more hidden away than usual because of surrounding redevelopment, it is close to Marischal College and two shopping centres. The rooms in the house are furnished in styles from different centuries, providing an insight... More

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