We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Provost Skene's House

5 Guestrow, Aberdeen AB10 1AS, Scotland
44-122-464-1086
Improve this listing
Ranked #16 of 105 attractions in Aberdeen
Type: Historic Sites
6 visitor photos
Write a Review

69 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    41
    22
    4
    1
    1
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
227 reviews 227 reviews
72 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bowhill, null, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Durham, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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!)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Scotland
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Provest skenes house is one of aberdeens great stops as it has alot of history and it is really interesting to learn about all the things they have on show plus the place is haunted so if your into the paranormal it has to be put on your list of places to visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Provost Skene's House also viewed

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
 
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
 

Been to Provost Skene's House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Provost Skene's House, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing