HM Frigate Unicorn

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Victoria Dock, Dundee DD1 3JA Victoria Dock, Dundee DD1 3JA Directions
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One of the oldest ship's in the world, the ex-navy HM Frigate Unicorn is Scotland’s only preserved warship, and now allows inquisitive visitors to explore its interior. Families can head down to the ship’s mooring in Victoria Dock, where the ship is split into four levels consisting of the upper deck, gun deck, lower deck, and orlop and hold. The upper deck, from where the ship was commanded features carronades, the gun deck has a 46 18-pounder cannon, which the bulk of the 300-strong crew helped man the guns. Each floor is abrim with the Unicorn’s fascinating history, and guests may learn about everything from its construction to its part in The Golden Age of Sail.

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Had a great time. My two grandsons loved ringing the bell, exploring below deck using laterms to light up the treasure. Two feet space for a sailor's hammock to hang amazed them as did the age of some some of the young sailors just a couple of years older than them. Jacob and Callum are 7 and 6. We will be back for another adventure.
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Great afternoon spent on the ship. Kids loved dressing up and exploring all the nooks in the ship.
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Lovely place to take the children or grandchildren Friendly staff
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Interesting experience. Negotiating steep steps and stairs with rope handrails proved to be a challenge with two young children but they enjoyed the adventure.
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Fantastic day out! Staff were very welcoming and helpful.
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Went as a family & thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the H M Frigate Unicorn, it was so much larger inside than it looks outside, staff are extremely friendly & helpful, would probably never have thought of going if it wasn't for seeing it on groupon, very glad we went & would recommend.
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The young guide aboard the Unicorn was polite, informative and well up to speed with the history of the ship. Our family of two adults and a 13 year old thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
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very interesting visit.if you use your imagination you can see what life must have been like not so very long ago
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My grandchildren loved their trip to HM Frigate Unicorn and there were lots of interactive things for them to enjoy (they are 3 and 5). Great day out.
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It's good to see, doesn't take too long to look round it all, kids enjoyed it too. Not great if your struggle with mobility though as the stairs are pretty much just ladders obviously the original ones between each deck. Staff friendly and helpful as well as knowledgeable. Kids enjoyed dressing up as pirates.
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