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Macduff Marine Aquarium

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Always a winner

Have been visiting this aquarium since I was a child and now regularly visit with my own children... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
via mobile
Fascinating and informative

Had a fantastic day at the Macduff aquarium with my children, who knew the Moray Firth has so much... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2019
Elgin, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“big tank”(12 reviews)
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Scotland’s Moray Firth is teeming with amazing marine life and it’s all on show at Macduff Marine Aquarium. This fascinating attraction leads you to discover the firth’s underwater habitats, with realistic displays taking you from the shoreline to...more
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11 High Shore, Macduff AB44 1SL, Scotland
+44 1261 833369
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All reviews sea life big tank main tank feeding times moray firth marine aquarium rainy day well worth a visit all ages divers feeding brilliant place family ticket enjoyable visit touch pool feed the fish my mum car park
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been visiting this aquarium since I was a child and now regularly visit with my own children. Visited today with my 10 year old and 6 year old as well as my Mum and Grandma. We all had a lovely time. Lots to see...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

Had a fantastic day at the Macduff aquarium with my children, who knew the Moray Firth has so much wildlife under the waves! The children loved the touch pool and the talk that accompanied the session and seahorse feeding were both fun and informative. I...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 54clover
Macduff-Aquarium, Manager at Macduff Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2019

Many thanks for your great review and recommendation! Glad to hear you discovered so much about the Moray Firth. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 22 January 2019

Macduff Marine Aquarium is a fantastic day out for all the family, adults and children alike. At the Macduff Marine Aquarium you get to know and learn exactly what is in and around our shores in a fun, friendly and exciting environment. The staff there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Macduff-Aquarium, Manager at Macduff Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2019

Thank you so much for this comprehensive review and for your 5 stars! much appreciated.

Reviewed 24 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely little aquarium. Very reasonably priced and friendly staff. Just needs a bigger sign to the entrance

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

We visited for a morning. It is a small aquarium and we were only there for an hour but kids loved it. The exhibits are excellent, and the kids were intrigued by it all. There was obviously a good range of feeding times and talks,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 700euang
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Very hands on staff knowledgeable interacting with the children go when divers are in tank with fish

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank judithkyle1947
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

I took my two young children to the aquarium and we had a wonderful time. There was a variety of talks and feeding of the fish. Cant praise the knowledgeable and friendly staff highly enough. Its a shame there is no cafe but there is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2018

Was working up in Banff and rain stopped work. So decided to have a scoot round here. The Aquarium isn't the largest but there is a great selection of fish and sea creatures. A good place to spend a hour or so.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Regerro
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

The aquarium is not huge but they have a very large central tank in which we watched divers feeding the fish which was an interesting show. Staff are all helpful and full of information. The fish appeared to be in very good condition and the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

This is a lovely little place to visit. We had a party off all ages from 1yr to14, and adults too, including a powered wheelchair user. Everyone enjoyed it. It was totally accessible although when crowded it could be a bit of a squeeze. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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13 March 2019|
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Response from equalities_champion | Reviewed this property |
Until march 31st the aquarium is not open Thursdays or Friday.
7 October 2018|
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Response from Macduff-Aquarium | Property representative |
Sorry, just picked up your question. We only allow assistance dogs in the aquarium. Thanks
Yvonne N
11 July 2018|
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Response from Mick B | Reviewed this property |
No idea. Suggest contact them.