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Rubislaw Quarry

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Rubislaw Den | Danestone, Aberdeen, Scotland
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Not just any hole, A hole with a difference

Having googled places to visit in this area, I decided to do this one, more out of curiousity than... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
oldhogs
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leeds
What's not to love

What's not to love about the finest hole in europe? Now (2017) brim full of reviving radioactive... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Jonathan W
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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27 Aug 2017
“Not just any hole, A hole with a difference”
7 Aug 2017
“What's not to love”
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Rubislaw Den | Danestone, Aberdeen, Scotland
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

Having googled places to visit in this area, I decided to do this one, more out of curiousity than anything else... how could a hole be on trip advisor etc I was interested to note that is was opened in 1740, and then sold to...More

Thank oldhogs
Reviewed 7 August 2017

What's not to love about the finest hole in europe? Now (2017) brim full of reviving radioactive water .. One short dip could change your life .

2  Thank Jonathan W
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This quarry is an interesting part of Aberdeens history and it is easy to forget that it is there hidden in plain site in the heart of Aberdeens west end. At present it really is just a huge man made hole with no direct access...More

1  Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 30 December 2015

A hole in the ground full of water and so it remains. Anywhere else in the civilised world this very deep granite sided hole would have been utilised into forming an outstanding attraction. Not so in Aberdeen, where the whole city appears to be in...More

5  Thank Jimsdub
Reviewed 20 November 2015

There is no safe or easy public access. It should not be listed as a tourist attraction. It's just a big, flooded, hole in the ground. Surrounded by fencing an buildings

Thank cymru1948
Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

I remember cycling as a child with my friends to marvel at this vast quarry. It is an essential part of Aberdeen's history and it is completely underutilised. It is a shame there is no information centre or museum dedicated to it.

Thank andymarriott90
Reviewed 21 September 2014

Not sure why this is even listed. In typical Aberdeen Council fashion, they have a natural tourist attraction that with a bit of vision and some investment could become an interesting draw for visitors. Instead, this giant hole in the ground is just that. Not...More

3  Thank A B
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Rubislaw Quarry, which closed in 1971, supplied much of Aberdeen's granite. What remains is a very big hole, now (2013) almost full of water. The site is very hard to access, as it's adjacent to oil company offices on private roads and security fences and...More

6  Thank Bill H
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