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Macduff Marine Aquarium

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11 High Shore, Macduff AB44 1SL, Scotland
+44 1261 833369
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A fine local attraction

Right next to our cottage is this brilliant although small aquarium. Interesting displays, in clean... read more

Reviewed yesterday
CharlieDeal2015
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Deal, United Kingdom
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A great place with the family

We live in Banff across the river from Macduff. Our family are visiting from America so we took... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
DeeStrachan
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Banff, United Kingdom
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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 the murky seafloor – you’ll meet hundreds of local fishy characters of all shapes and sizes. Look out for the shark nursery and get hands on with seashore critters at the touch pools. Don’t miss seeing the feeding frenzy when divers jump in with the fish in the unique kelp reef tank! There are talks and feeding shows every day, quizzes for the kids, a gift shop and all day tickets. Enthusiastic staff will help make your visit memorable.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“sea life” (18 reviews)
“big tank” (11 reviews)
“main tank” (20 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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11 High Shore, Macduff AB44 1SL, Scotland
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+44 1261 833369
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"big tank"
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"different types of fish"
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"feeding times"
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"moray firth"
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"marine aquarium"
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"rainy day"
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"well worth a visit"
in 18 reviews
"divers feeding"
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"family ticket"
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"feed the fish"
in 8 reviews
"great wee"
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"enjoyable visit"
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"staff were very friendly"
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"touch pool"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Right next to our cottage is this brilliant although small aquarium. Interesting displays, in clean and well maintained tanks and pools. We enjoyed two special events as well — a talk about Octopuses and the hilarious and interesting diving display. Entertainment for all ages. Just...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We live in Banff across the river from Macduff. Our family are visiting from America so we took the grandchildren (15 & 10) there yesterday. It's a wonderful place - yes it is very small, but there is so much to see and get up...More

Thank DeeStrachan
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Macduff-Aquarium, Manager at Macduff Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your 5 star review - so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon... :)

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here with our 1 and 3 year old. Staff at the ticket desk were helpful and explained when feeding times were and things to look out for as we went around. The very first window through the door had my son fascinated from...More

Thank Shona G
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Macduff-Aquarium, Manager at Macduff Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit - much appreciated! Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great wee aquarium. Friendly staff. Worth a visit. And on a great bit of coastline. Has a shop and a surprising collection of species.

Thank James Anthony C
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

Lots to see. Well written descriptions. Fascinating demonstrations. Enthusiastic staff. Amazing what lives in the Moray Firth.

Thank Fluffity
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Macduff-Aquarium, Manager at Macduff Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5 stars! Great to hear you enjoyed discovering our local marine life...

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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

My husband and I visited in April and we really had the nicest day! We enjoyed ticking off the different fish as we found them. It was a quiet day being a school day so we had the place to ourselves! A lovely guy called...More

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Macduff-Aquarium, Manager at Macduff Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Great that you enjoyed the seahorse and pipefish feeding - they are fun to watch when they are eating! Thank you for taking the time to review your visit.

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

My daughter and i were looking forward to taking my grandson to the aquarium as the reviews stated it was good. Well small is not the word, it takes around an hour to get around it, i mean depending on how long you stand and...More

Thank fizzHampshire
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Macduff-Aquarium, Manager at Macduff Marine Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Many thanks for your review - sorry that you were disappointed at the size of our aquarium, but glad to hear you found the staff to be friendly. We do try to offer more things to do during the day, and with your all-day ticket...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Visited with younger kids. From th car park it looks quite small but go in, it's deceptive. Great place and many tanks and displays to see. Fish galore. Great main tank and at times you can see the divers feeding the fish and doing tricks....More

Thank Mick B
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Called in and were fortunate to catch one of the 3 days each week when a diver gets in the aquarium at 1400hrs to feed the fish and you can sit in the theatre to watch. There are good display tanks and a wide variety...More

Thank Richard B
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

One of the most interesting things about this aquarium is the fact that all the exhibits are from the local sea , the Moray Firth . Some have been taken there by local fishermen so are really ‘locals’ .

Thank Joe A
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