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“Great day out for a wet winter day”

Macduff Marine Aquarium
Ranked #1 of 7 things to do in Macduff
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: From May to August 2017, Macduff Marine Aquarium will be closed for a major makeover of the central kelp reef exhibit. Come and see the exciting changes later this summer!
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great day out for a wet winter day”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

We had a great day out at the Aquarium. Easily found, pleasant reception staff and exhibits with great appeal across a wide range of ages. Our son is just 18months and I wondered if he'd be too young but the tanks really seem be to designed with really young children in mind. He was awestruck, running around shouting, "fish, fish, fish!". We stayed for feeding time and had a good talk from one of the staff. Good that it's an all day ticket so you can come and go -there doesn't seem to be anywhere for lunch at the centre and you might want to go for lunch and return for feeding time/movie: the days timetable is on a sandwich board as you arrive. The gift shop isn't painfully expensive either so we were able to get a few fish themed toys to take home.

Visited February 2013
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liverpool
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

This is a nice little aquarium with plenty to see and keep you entertained. The displays are good, there is a good variety of fish and there is plenty going on to keep you interested (feeding, talks, touching starfish etc). The book of local names for fish is also a great idea and a brilliant way of tying in the history of the area with the aquarium.
The only downside for me is that there is no coffee-shop/cafe - it might have been a better choice than having the gift shop but this is not too big a problem as your ticket allows you to leave and then return later on which is a great idea!

Visited February 2013
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Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“great variety in a beautiful setting”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

Good fun and worth timing a visit for feeding time. Good variety of fish to see and informative displays. Relaxing place!

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Macduff, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fishy days”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

Having been quite a few times since it opened there is still plenty going on and plenty of attractions with very helpfull staff.Can't wait to see santa feed the fish again this year.

Visited August 2012
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Banffshire
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“on a rainy day!”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

nice little aquarium with plenty fish to see. we went on a rainy day and the kids loved it. no coffee shop, but there is one close by. gift shop is full of the normal things, beware!

Visited October 2012
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