Our Crime Pays Tour will return in August. See below for dates.

Explore the darkest side of Aberdeen's history. From bodysnatching and witchcraft to adultery and murder, we explore stories of crime and punishment from the last 500 years.

Over an hour and 45 minutes, your costumed guide will bring to life tales from the most sordid chapter of Aberdeen's past. And by the end you will truly be able to say whether crime pays.

The Nitty Gritty

Advance booking necessary. Not suitable for those under the age of 15.


Cost of Tour


Advance booking is necessary. Booking closes 1 hour before tour starts. Buy tickets here.

Tour Length

1 hour 45 minutes

Tour Times

7.15 pm on Saturday 10 August

7.15 pm Saturday 17 August

7.15 pm Saturday 24 August

7.15 pm Saturday 31 August

Meeting Point

Start from the Mercat Cross in the Castlegate, near Castle Street, at the east end of Union Street, AB11 5BG.