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I visited Union Terrace Gardens late Autumn and i spent quite some time enjoying the area. The sunken gardens were opened in 1879 and lay between Union Street & Rosemount Viaduct and overlooked by His Majesty's Theatre. Strategically placed on the perimeter walls on Union...More
Compared with the other gardens in the city which we have visited, this is a little unkempt, though the floral Coat of Arms is pretty impressive. However perhaps the garden reflects its users. The consumption of strong cider and youths spitting and chucking dog ends...More
Does the job for a sit-down, has some grass and trees and nice flowers for some of the year. It slopes towards a busy road which does ruin it a bit. Not worth more than 10 minutes in unless you're having a bite to eat.
Walking here you can imagine the original intentions from those who built the gardens. Sadly neglected except at Christmas time. Now only the homeless and drug users appreciate the quiet hidden corners. Hopefully someone will restore to former glory or redevelop. The arches could make...More
It was not very quiet on sunday with all the runners in town, but usually this place is a heaven of tranquillity in an otherwise busy and bustling city, and after a hard slog in the 10k, I just felt I had to sit down...More