Sure, we all know about the oil and the granite and the weather. But there is more to this city than that. There are stories that you will never have heard. Stories about death, pirates, war, wizards, infra-red telescopes and Lord Byron. And more death.
Those are the stories we want to share with you.
Welcome to 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.
The route is a little over a mile which includes a couple of slightly steeper pavements and some steps. However, there are lots of stops and the guide will always go at the pace of the group and adapt to your ability.
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
All tours (apart from our Old Aberdeen and West End tour) start from the Mercat Cross in the Castlegate, near Castle Street, at the east end of Union Street
From the Tourist Information Office
From the train station and Union Square
Outside the King's Museum on the High Street, AB24 3EN
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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