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Macduff Marine Aquarium

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Address: 11 High Shore, Macduff AB44 1SL, Scotland
Phone Number:
+44 1261 833369
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11:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Fascinating aquarium featuring marine life of Scotland's Moray Firth in...

Fascinating aquarium featuring marine life of Scotland's Moray Firth in realistic displays. Come face to face with hundreds of native species, watch divers feed the fish and get a feel for seashore life at the interactive touch pools. All day tickets mean you can come and go to catch talks and feeding shows throughout the day. Educational and fun for all ages!

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1st visit. Such a lovely spotless Aquarium and we've been to a couple in Scotland. Vast amount of healthy looking sea life on display. Great informative exhibits and staff were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Craig080
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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

1st visit. Such a lovely spotless Aquarium and we've been to a couple in Scotland. Vast amount of healthy looking sea life on display. Great informative exhibits and staff were great too. Look at website for timetable as divers can be seen feeding fish in main tank.

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Thank Craig080
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5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For the size of the place it was a really fun hour. We visited with our 2 year old and he absolutely loved it!! They give out some sheets so the older kids can find the different types of fish. It is a small aquarium but it has plenty for everyone to see, we especially liked the rays!

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Thank Gary H
Macduff-Aquarium, Manager at Macduff Marine Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi there! Many thanks fro your review - great to hear you enjoyed your time with us. The rays are always a big favourite :) Hope to see you here again soon... More 

Peterhead, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliant for the children and adults with plenty to see and do. We popped in because the weather was bad and I am so glad we did, it was really worthwhile and value for money. The granchildren absolutely loved it.

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Thank John D
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely afternoon with our nearly 3 year old grand daughter. She loved all the fish and enjoyed looking for the creatures on the hand~out we were given on arrival. In her words it was super cool .

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Thank Karen B
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit to the aquarium! Although to walk round it doesn't take very long there is something interesting packed into every corner! We especially loved the rays at the end! The price is very reasonable and doesn't charge an arm and a leg like most aquariums! We got some lovely photos outside too!

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Thank Emily191
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8 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My oldest son not been for many years; loved it as much as when he was 10! It is always a great place to visit!

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Thank Alison M
Markinch, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Word of warning the aquarium is small and we completed it within the hour but this is reflected in the very reasonable price. There is a great variety of marine animals on display and even a touch pool. There was plenty to read in the aquarium with many interesting facts. We only stayed for one of the talks but I... More 

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Thank JenOK89
Forres, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

We had a lovely almost 2 hours here this morning. Although arriving a few minutes before opening, We were greeted and welcomed into the aquarium by friendly staff. Our daughter who is 19months old throughly enjoyed it (as did we!) the smaller display tanks were all just at the right level for little ones to look into easily by themselves... More 

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Thank HPotter10
Macduff-Aquarium, Manager at Macduff Marine Aquarium, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your thorough review. Glad to hear you enjoyed the sandy sea floor feeding demo and made the most of your fish finder! We look forward to seeing you again on your return visit :) More 

Rosyth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Very helpful staff who are very knowledgeable and clearly all love what they do! Lots of information available about the fish and lots to see and do. My little boy loved running around and looking at everything. Would definitely return if we are ever up there again.

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Thank michaeladow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Very friendly staff and lots of tanks full of fish. Good viewing points for small children and lots of hands on things for them to do. It's also good that you are able to return as many times as you like throughout the day. We decided to go back after our lunch.

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Thank Victoria A
Macduff-Aquarium, Manager at Macduff Marine Aquarium, responded to this review

Hi there! Thanks for reviewing - great to hear that you were able to make the most of your all day ticket :) More 

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