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“Historical treasure”
Review of HMS Unicorn

HMS Unicorn
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$192.98*
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Glamis Castle and Bonnie Dundee Tour from Dundee
Ranked #8 of 81 things to do in Dundee
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: HMS Unicorn is a preserved historic ship and visitor attraction in Dundee. Built in 1824, she is one of the six oldest ships in the world and Scotland's only preserved warship from the Golden Age of Sail. Great fun for all the family, HMS Unicorn is open all year round and boasts four atmospheric decks to explore. So come aboard and join us on the world's most original wooden warship!
lakeland
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69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Historical treasure”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

This lovely old ship is well worth a visit, she is somewhat tardis like and much bigger on the inside than she appears to be on the out side. She is in need of lots of TLC, but her shabby exterior adds to her charm. The staff are knowledgable and enthusiastic, abviously love their jobs and the old girl!
The interior of the ship is laid out well and very atmospheric, children and 'big kids' will like the array of guns, and you do get some sence of how cramed and chaotic she must have been when in service, the men of yester year must have been made of strong stuff, because it must have been grim.

Visited November 2012
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
“Place of interest”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

It was like being in the film Master and the Commander with Russell Crowe! Gave a good insight to what the crews on board such ships had to endure.

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Dundee
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“History for real”
Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

We have visited the ship several times and you learn something new each time. We have to support this ship as its only support is us, we don't want to lose this fine ship. My only wish is that it gets the same recognition as Discovery.
(Watch out for the poltergeist!)

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“So many stories in one ship”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

The nineteenth century story of this ship whilst being fascinating is as you would expect, from a wooden ship built in 1824 but there is is much more to Unicorn. There is also the story of the RNR in the twentieth century, especially it's surprising roles in the two world wars. Unicorn also tells an important story of British naval architecture. It's a great venue for youngsters to enjoy with more freedom than in many other heritage attractions.

Visited October 2012
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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“brilliant- a piece of history, loved it !”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

looks amazing, youy can see the cannons poking out, also, of course, the unicorm head itself is spectacular. the staff are so keen to answer any questions, you get the feeling the man who stands at the entrance loves his job sharing his knowledge with everyone. i prefer the unicorn to the discovery anyday... but which ones better? theres only one way to find outFFFIIGHHHTT !!!

Visited August 2012
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