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These beautiful sunken gardens afford great views of the city's sights.
Union Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1NN, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Often talked about but actually just run if the mill. Grass and some flowers and benches to sit on. Nice in the summer but not great at other times.

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank H2630RDlaurenceb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a look but these suffer in comparison with others nearby, not sure why but they didn’t float my boat as much as the others did.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Brian M
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
27  Thank paullegate
Reviewed August 7, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jeff1903
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

A nice quiet setting first thing in the morning. Fine on a warm day but nothing actually to do here. Not the nicest at night as drunks seems to occupy the area.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank H2630RDlaurenceb
Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank TraflwrAlba
Reviewed December 13, 2017

Union Terrace gardens has a lot of potential, and should be a nice place. Unfortunately, it's filled with homeless and wineo's, making it seem like a dangerous place to go at night.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank xWackix
Reviewed October 9, 2017

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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank PaulM9349
Reviewed August 29, 2017

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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Colin M
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

A small grassed area in the middle of the city. Plenty of benches and nice flowers. We went on a nice sunny day and sat on the grass and enjoyed the sun. However nothing realy for kids to do.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank H2630RDlaurenceb
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