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Kirk of St. Nicholas

The New Vestry Back Wynd, Aberdeen AB10 1JZ, Scotland
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Beautiful Spire

I discovered this church and beautiful spire while walking by on a rainy and misty day. The spire... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Wendy V
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada
Quaint little Kirk in the middle of the city

I love this little church yard. Beautiful statues of angels, a lovely winding path through, and a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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The New Vestry Back Wynd, Aberdeen AB10 1JZ, Scotland

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I discovered this church and beautiful spire while walking by on a rainy and misty day. The spire rose up behind the high stone wall and it was beautiful to see it disappearing into the mist. The churchyard with its graves was calm and peaceful...More

Thank Wendy V
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this little church yard. Beautiful statues of angels, a lovely winding path through, and a little piece of tranquil in the bustle of the city.

Thank HBBlue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Because it was Spring the church was shut. We tried knocking on the door and it was opened by a man, who turned out to be the Minister, the Rev. Stephen Taylor, who kindly let us in and proceeded to give us a guided tour....More

Thank Rex06
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Nice graveyard to wander through and building to admire, and inside the building it is rather beautiful, and there's a display window at the side so you can look at the recent archaeological dig going on in a main section of the church. Totally unexpected...More

Thank Pajarillo33
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Interesting to wander round reading the gravestones. Lots of local people sitting having picnics as weather was very good. If you like this kind of thing you could spend a day here reading stones!

Thank Sandra C
Reviewed January 30, 2017

Easily found on Union Street in Aberdeen, the postcode is AB10 1JZ. This is known as the Mither Kirk and is fabulous both outside and inside. I attended a service in December and the heating was under repair, very cold but it was still a...More

Thank Kirktoncoll
Reviewed January 15, 2017

I love exploring old kirkyards and cemeteries and it is always amazing how, in the middle of a buzzing city, one can find those places that set you back in time instantly and also have that calm and peaceful feel about them.

Thank DorisDave
Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Tranquil and calm in the middle of the busy city. Lots of history in a small square. Couldn't believe I was right next to the main town. The stone entrance was magnificent!! Just watch your step

Thank Rebecca M
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Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

St Nicholas west kirk gives a real ..and now almost unique ... feeling of a great Scottish church in the 18th century. Could be in a Dutch old master painting with the galleries, the polished dark wood etc. Friendly welcome from the volunteers on duty.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed September 17, 2016

What a gem! A really interesting upper storey never found in English churches. Downstairs lots of history of The Mither Kirk and fantastic modern sculptures and bespoke furniture by Tim Stead. Wonderful stained glass window by Shona Mcinnes. Lovely lady guided us then told us...More

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