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OUR TOURS HAVE FINISHED FOR THIS SEASON - WE RETURN AGAIN AT EASTER 2019

We also cannot advise customers of any dates for the new shedule until at least late February, thus any enquiries of that nature cannot be answered at present

NO BOOKING ACCEPTED FOR PRIVATE TOURS UNTIL MARCH 2019.


FRIDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2019:
GHOSTS & GHOULS OF THE AULTOUN 

SOLD OUT

STARTS: 7.30PM
DURATION: approx 2hr
MEETING POINT: Outside Kings College, High Street, Old Aberdeen (MAP

MONDAY 18 MARCH 2019:
ABERDEEN'S BORDERLANDS: GALLOWGATE TOUR

Kicking off 2019's main walking tour season with our newest route from last year; the Gallowgate was the ancient road from the city's gallows, on the site since the early 1200s, replaced in 1500 by Gallows Hill, now Errol Street.  So little remains of this northern border area of Aberdeen, yet there are still stories to be told of the Quakers' burial ground, Soapy Ogston's Candle and Soap Factory, St Margaret's convent, school and church, founded by rector, John Comper, father of Ninian, the great architect, and missing sites like Mar's Castle, the Middle School and the medieval tanneries, all of which are now under modern developments, and rounding off at Marischal Square with the real reason Broadgait gets its name and how it was originally part of the Gallowgate. Full tour descriptor HERE

MEET: OUTSIDE NESCol/ ABERDEEN COLLEGE, AB25 1BN (MAP)
STARTS: 7.30pm (arrive at least 10min before)
DURATION: approx 2hrs
TICKETS: Adults £10/ Concessions £8; Click HERE to book online or book in person at the Visit Scotland hub on Shiprow


SATURDAY 23 MARCH: MINI TOURS

ROSEMOUNT MINI RAMBLE - 11AM

Developed from the full length Rosemount Ramble, focusing on the hidden gem of Mackie Place, the 18th century cul-de-sac owned by hide-skinner, Robert Mackie, who commissioned the distinctive ogee-shaped "White House" and the remaining tenement of no's 4-5, and Jack's Brae. Three hundred years of history in 60min! Full tour descriptor HERE

MEET: Outside Cult of Coffee, 28 Esslemont Avenue (arrive at least 10min before, get a takeaway! MAP)
STARTS: 11am
DURATION: 1hr
TICKETS: All tickets £5; Click HERE to book online or book in person at the Visit Scotland hub on Shiprow

FITTIE: ABERDEEN'S PLANNED VILLAGE (MINI TOUR) - 2PM

Beginning on Pocra Quay near the site of the original Block House, a stone fort first erected in the 15th century to protect the city from "English invaders", we follow the fall and rise of the fisher residents of the Kirktoun of Futty, who forced the council into providing them a new home when harbour development threatened to obliterate the old village of Pockraw in the late 18th century.  Full tour details HERE.

MEET: Footdee War Memorial on seafront, Pocra Quay (MAP)
STARTS: 2pm
DURATION: 1hr
TICKETS: All tickets £5; Click HERE to book online or book in person at the Visit Scotland hub on Shiprow


WEDNESDAY 27 MARCH:
OLD ABERDEEN'S ARCHITECTURAL SECRETS

An old favourite - indeed this route is 8 years old this year! Learn about the 'Aultoun' and its buildings, from the medieval Snow Kirk and Kings College to the artisan housing of the 18th and 19th century, and the hidden secrets of the university campus, including the secret Snow Kirk, the Macrobert Memorial Garden, and the delightful 18th century buildings of the Chanonry. Full details here.

MEET: Kings College Entry Path, High Street, Old Aberdeen (MAP)
STARTS: 7.30pm (arrive at least 10min before) 
DURATION: approx 2hrs 
TICKETS: Adults £10/ Concessions £8; Click HERE to book online or book in person at the Visit Scotland hub on Shiprow


SATURDAY 30 MARCH: MINI TOURS

OLD TORRY - THE LOST VILLAGES - 11AM

A mini-tour set in the historic royal burgh of Torry covering almost eight centuries of history in one hour!  Starting at old St Fittick’s Kirk which was built in the 13th century, and following a direct line over the Balnagask Motte, down Baxter Street and into the site of the Victorian fisher village. Includes tales of the Davidsons, last lairds of Torry; the Dee Ferry Disaster and the medieval fisher village of Lower Torry which disappeared in 1876 due to harbour developmentsFull tour descriptor here

MEET: Old St Fittick's Kirk (ruin), St Fittick's Road, Torry AB11 8TP (MAP)
STARTS: 11am
DURATION: 1hr
TICKETS: All tickets £5; Click HERE  to book online or book in person at the Visit Scotland hub on Shiprow

DUTHIE PARK - SECRETS & STORIES - 2PM

Set in Ferryhill's pleasure park, which was given to the city by Miss Elizabeth Crombie Duthie in 1881. Duthie Park is full of artefacts, stories, and scenes. Join us for a one-hour wander around, looking at things like: "The Bridge That Flitted", "The Fountainhall Cistern", "Arthurseat", "Hygeia's Statue". Full tour details here.

MEET: Polmuir Road Gates, Duthie Park, Ferryhill AB11 7TH (MAP)
STARTS: 2pm
DURATION: 1hr
TICKETS: All tickets £5; Click HERE  to book online or book in person at the Visit Scotland hub on Shiprow


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