Hidden Aberdeen: The Castlegate Circular: The Medieval City

Hidden Aberdeen: The Castlegate Circular: The Medieval City

  • Start date

    Monday 15 April 2013

  • End date

    Friday 30 August 2013

  • venue

    General Admission

  • time

    Monday 15 April 2013, Starts 7.30pm Thursday 18 July 2013, Starts 7.30pm Friday 30 August 2013, Starts 7.30pm

  • age

    Adults, Teens

  • price

  • genre

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The Castlegate Circular: The Medieval City

 

Monday 15 April 2013, Starts 7.30pm

Thursday 18 July 2013, Starts 7.30pm

Friday 30 August 2013, Starts 7.30pm

 

Start: Mercat Cross, Castlegate (Outside La Lombarda)

End: Gordon Highlanders’ Statue, Castlegate

Time: (Duration Approx 2hrs)

Meet 10 minutes before the tour starts

 

Tickets £10 (concessions £8)

 

Castlegate hides many secrets – it was once the place of public execution, the ‘Gibbet Stane’ reveals the site of the gallows; it was the market place, made more genteel by the addition of the 17th century stone Mercat Cross; many famous citizens lived here and caused great trouble, including men like the 5th Earl Marischal, George Keith, who founded Marischal College; Gilbert Menzies of Pitfodels, who had a great town house next to the Keiths, and who, like many members of his family, was Provost of Aberdeen and ‘Skipper’ Scott, a famous sea captain and Jacobite, who entertained the Old Pretender, James III, in his house which was later to become the home of dancing master, Thomas Peacock of Peacock’s Close. Come along with us and discover more about the Old Castlegate.


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