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“leave it as is.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Union Terrace Gardens

Union Terrace Gardens
Ranked #49 of 149 things to do in Aberdeen
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Owner description: These beautiful sunken gardens afford great views of the city's sights.
Fochabers, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“leave it as is.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2013

Union terrace gradens are lovely. but could do with a bit of a sprouse up and they would look even better.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Needs a makeover.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2013

The gardens are tired. The opportunity is there to provide an absolute haven in the centre of Aberdeen but time and vandals are not helping. I certainly hope someone has the foresight to take the matter in hand sooner rather than later. I know there where plans for a complete regeneration but the gardens would have then been on a level with the streets around it and that would have been a total shame.

Visited February 2013
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Peterhead, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Restful place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2013

Always gomthere for a rest from shopping and have a picnic away from the hustle and bustle of Union St. So glad the move to destroy it was defeated

Visited July 2012
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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
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“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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