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Address: 5 Guestrow, Aberdeen AB10 1AS, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-122-464-1086
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Lovely Old Victorian Building

Well, what can I say! Great museum and lovely café in basement. Great the knocked down all those horrible council buildings and now we can actually see this historic building. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2015
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Nairn, United Kingdom
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Nairn, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Well, what can I say! Great museum and lovely café in basement. Great the knocked down all those horrible council buildings and now we can actually see this historic building. The council should be shot what they are planning now!!!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Great place to visit and such an historic building of various dates back to 15th century. Presently closed due to completely inappropriate redevelopment. Soon to be eclipsed by a bit of council folly and hemmed in with huge glass boxes completely out of character. What planet are the councillors on?

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Reading, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I walked past it yesterday (3 Dec) and a sign announced that the site is closed 'for a year' due to demolition taking place in an adjacent building. I'm not sure when the year started or, for that matter, will finish so if you are interested in visiting the house it's worth checking when the site will reopen. In any... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a back in time sort of place with home made soup salad and sandwiches all fresh i can only comment on what i have had. Nice and quiet for a lunch or a coffee with a friend for a chat and break from shopping

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Enjoy coffee and cake with friends in this historic little setting bang in the centre of Aberdeen. You have to visit in the day time as it is not open into the evening.

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Burlington, KY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We wanted to visit the house and searched for an hour and when we finally found it discovered it is closed for a year while they do demolition next door. Find out if they are open before you walk your feet off like we did.

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Albury, Australia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I had 2 nights in Aberdeen, but only heard about this place very randomly not long before I arrived. Disappointed that it was closed due to demolition of a neighbouring building. Looks intriguing from the outside due to shape and bricks. Would have loved to see the inside for real rather than photos on the internet.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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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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Hamilton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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