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Union Terrace Gardens

Union Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1NN, Scotland
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Waste of space

A few people sit here for a day here or there but like a lot of Aberdeen it is dated and pointless... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2012
Steven G

was good in its heyday but been left to rundown proposals have been put forward to revamp it which... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2012
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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These beautiful sunken gardens afford great views of the city's sights.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible13%
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“city centre” (15 reviews)
“green space” (4 reviews)
“green oasis” (2 reviews)
Union Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 1NN, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 May 2012

A few people sit here for a day here or there but like a lot of Aberdeen it is dated and pointless. Thank god there are plans to develop it. Nice toilets if you're a drug dealer. That's about it.

Thank Steven G
Reviewed 15 April 2012

was good in its heyday but been left to rundown proposals have been put forward to revamp it which looks good.

Thank sandy8383
Reviewed 14 April 2012

Go shopping instead!this area really needs money spending money on it,I wouldn't walk around here on my own late at night

Thank Yan C
Reviewed 13 April 2012

The gardens are absolutely beautiful on a nice sunny day (although these can be few and far between) they shouldn't be changed, we all had a great time relaxing with friends in the sun

1  Thank Cat M
Reviewed 12 April 2012

A meeting place for winos and addicts. A real shame as in the past it was a lovely place to visit

1  Thank donnamc28
Reviewed 4 April 2012

Sheltered almost hidden little gem, could use some work but not to the point where it would become a wind tunnel

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 27 March 2012

The plan is to fill the park and raise it to street level and build on it.

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 25 March 2012

The way things stand Union Terrace gardens are an embarrassment to Aberdeen. The citizens have just voted to build a new centre here which should improve the whole city centre. Avoid until it's complete.

Thank PijuDo
Reviewed 20 March 2012

Not sure what all the fuss has been about recently, though as outsiders, I accept we have no right to an opinion on what seems to have created major divisions among the local population. Not a very big area; the endless news about the proposed...More

Thank gershwin
Reviewed 18 March 2012

Another famous Aberdeen landmark, as someone who remembers what these gardens were like 40 years ago - live music at night and people dancing, they have went a bit downhill, but I think a lot of that is down to cost cutting. Still some nice...More

Thank Robert W
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