Tours last two hours and covers 3 miles in total, including some steeper elevation. The tour starts at Queen's Cross, on the same side of the road as Queen's Cross Church.
The tour starts at the Mercat Cross in the Castlegate. Please note - the 11am Saturday lasts an hour and a half. The 2pm tour on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays lasts 2 and a half hours.
The tour lasts an hour and a half and starts outside the Townhouse on the High Street in Old Aberdeen.
No, you do not have to pay. However the guide will invite voluntary donations at the end of the tour. We leave it up to you to decide what the tour was worth.
Most of our tours are a little over a mile and include a couple of slightly steeper pavements. However, there are lots of stops and the guide will always go at the pace of the group and adapt to your ability. Please let the guide know if you have difficulties with steps, distances etc.
Our West End Tour on Fridays is just under 3 miles and involves some steeper inclines. It is not recommended for those with mobility difficulties.
Short of Hurricane Bawbags, the show (or the tour) will go on.
There is nothing unsuitable for children on our free tours. However you know your child best and will know whether they are likely to be interested in an hour and a half history tour.
We do not advise that anyone under the age of 15 attends our Crime Pays Tour.
We are happy to arrange private tours and can adapt our regular tours to suit your needs and interests. Just fill out our enquiry form or drop us an email on email@example.com to find out how we can make your 'Outlander'-themed hen party horror tour extravaganza happen.
We are happy to work alongside interpreters for private tours. If you want an English to German interpreter we are able to arrange that. For other languages we can work alongside an interpreter you provide. If you have any questions about this, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Start from the Mercat Cross in the Castlegate, near Castle Street, at the east end of Union Street, AB11 5BG.
From the Tourist Information Office.
From the train station and Union Square.
Outside the King's Museum (Old Townhouse) on the High Street, AB24 3EN
At Queen's Cross, the junction between Albyn Place and Carden Place, AB10 1YN
I have more than four years experience of guiding, starting off doing ghost tours for Mercat Tours in Edinburgh. Since then I have guided in castles and museums, talking about everything from 18th century sex clubs to presidential desks.
My guiding style is irreverent and I like to focus on the stories of individuals - preferably the funny, gruesome or unexpected bits.
By launching these tours I hope to share these sorts of stories with you. Tales that you may never have heard before, even if you have lived in Aberdeen your entire life.
The donations-based tour model has become popular across the world and I am delighted to be the one to bring it to Aberdeen.
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