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“Nice green space in the centre of the city”

Union Terrace Gardens
Ranked #48 of 151 things to do in Aberdeen
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Owner description: These beautiful sunken gardens afford great views of the city's sights.
Doha, Qatar
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39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Nice green space in the centre of the city”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2013

A nice place to sit and relax (weather permitting) I often like to sit in the summer with a coffee and read.
The green space adds to the city centre.
There can be a few degenerates hanging around as stated in other reviews but no more than Union Street in general.
Also if you're lucky you can sometimes get a (weak) wifi signal from Caledonian hotel if you sit on the bench closest to the east steps ;-)

Visited August 2012
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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“A wee green place in the heart of the city”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013

Union Terrace Gardens is bang in the middle of the city. It sits low down from Union Square so it is easy to miss if you are walking along princess street. It isn't the brightest and most inviting park although pleasantly laid out. If you are looking for a place to sit on a park bench and watch the world go by or read a book then this is ideal. If you are looking for cafes or places of interest within the park then this is not that type of park. In the summer when the weather is warm it does provide a small oasis in the city.

Visited March 2013
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Disgusting”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2013

Its a disgusting park really needs cleaning up. Needs a cafe or bar something thats going to bring the public to the park and use it even

Visited March 2013
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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“Wha a shame!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2013

This used to be a great place to walk through, sit and enjoy the sun, have a picnic,watch entertainers and so on. People live different lives now and it is now only used by down and outs and junkies.
The council had a great opportunity to turn this into a new modern space with a donation of £50m from a local oil baron, but lack the foresight to take the opportunity.
Ovoid this park at all times but certainly in the dark.

Visited February 2013
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“A haven for drunks”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2013

These vertiginous gardens may have been popular decades ago, but lack of facilities and the number of unsavoury characters that frequent the gardens means its a virtual nogo area. Only on a very sunny day when office workers sit there during lunch time would it be acceptable.

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