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HM Frigate Unicorn

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Address: South Victoria Dock Road, Dundee DD1 3BP, Scotland
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+44 1382 200900
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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HM Frigate Unicorn is a preserved historic ship and visitor attraction in...

HM Frigate Unicorn is a preserved historic ship and visitor attraction in Dundee.

Built in 1824, she is one of the six oldest ships in the world and Scotland's only preserved warship from the Golden Age of Sail.

Great fun for all the family, HM Frigate Unicorn is open all year round and boasts four atmospheric decks to explore.

So come aboard and join us on the world's most original wooden warship!

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the unicorn

My kids really enjoyed exploring the unicorn. staff on hand were very friendly and informative. Didnt take long for them to explore so not a whole day activity but well worth a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Audrey S
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Tarland, United Kingdom
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Tarland, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My kids really enjoyed exploring the unicorn. staff on hand were very friendly and informative. Didnt take long for them to explore so not a whole day activity but well worth a visit.

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Four decks to explore,BUT the two lower decks have very limited headroom, so not recommended for tall people or those with limited mobility.The staff gave us a very friendly welcome.

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Thank WickersWorld50
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit. Staff is very friendly. Beautiful boat, good for kids, but worth to visit for adult too. Historical. Not suitable for people reduced mobility.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Would look great with its masts but even so extremely interesting exhibits and well laid out and staff very informative. Going between decks best done backwards as very steep for someone of my advanced years but nevertheless worth exploring each deck even the bottom one although a bump on the head seems inevitable as it is so low but worth... More 

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Thank Curlynob
Birkhill, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting tour of the ship, above & below desks. See how history comes alive with this tour - great for kids, & adults alike.

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Thank DomandMary
Dundee, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was part of a organised visit to the H M Frigate Unicorn we found the tour guide had many good stories and interesting facts on the Ship Lots of exhibits to view on the ship if in Dundee I would recommend a visit

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Thank don63
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a history nerd and this was right up my street. Built just after Napoleon was exiled the Ship has had a colourful history and gives a real feel of the period. It is a fair size and you can access all 4 decks. Steep steps for top 2, Below that you need to crouch all the time and the... More 

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Thank mark d
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We recently visited here for a pirate fun day at Easter. We had two young children. There was activities on with the staff dressed up and free face painting. Entry for kids was free. We used a groupon voucher for free entry for adults. We spent around 2 hours here and would recommend it for families to visit.

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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We decided to visit on a trip to Dundee as it was walking distance from our hotel. The history is great & not expensive to get inside and walk around. Not rushed and can wander about by yourself. Would recommend for anyone in the Dundee area looking for something a bit different to do.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

Popped in with a £6.50 Groupon voucher for family entry to avoid the rain! Parking at the door is £2.50 Pay and Display for up to 2 hours. Friendly helpful staff member on the desk and four levels of exhibits. Very steep stairs that are more like ladders so might be difficult for some visitors, but no worse than most... More 

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