Hidden Aberdeen: Old Aberdeen Tour

Hidden Aberdeen: Old Aberdeen Tour

  • Start date

    Friday 10 May 2013

  • End date

    Saturday 22 June 2013

  • venue

    General Admission

  • time

    Friday 10 May 2013, Starts 7.30pm Saturday 22 June 2013, Starts 7.30pm

  • age

    Adults, Teens

  • price

    £10 (concessions £8)

  • genre

    -

Old Aberdeen Tour

Find Out About Our University Town, Its Origins, Its Founder, And Many Other Oddities That Only The Buildings Can Tell Us Today

 

Friday 10 May 2013, Starts 7.30pm

Saturday 22 June 2013, Starts 7.30pm

 

Start: Outside Kings College

End: St Machar Gate Of Seaton Park

Time: (Duration Approx 2hrs)

Meet 10 minutes before the tour starts

 

Tickets £10 (concessions £8)

 

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 tale of Downie the Sacrist and his untimely end! Bishop Elphinstone was the founder of Kings College, little did he know at the end of the 15th century that many centuries of building of both sacred and secular kinds would rise up around his new university, and that the protestant troops of General Monck would destroy St Machar Cathedral with their scavenging for stones to build up their hastily-planned fort on Castlehill in the new town. For anyone who ever wondered 'if walls could talk...'!


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