Hidden Aberdeen: The Old King's Highway

Hidden Aberdeen: The Old King's Highway

  • Start date

    Friday 03 May 2013

  • End date

    Friday 02 August 2013

  • venue

    General Admission

  • time

    Friday 3 May 2013, Starts 7.30pm Friday 12 July 2013, Starts 7.30pm Friday 2 August 2013, Starts 7.30pm

  • age

    Adults, Teens

  • price

    £10 (concessions £8)

  • genre

    -

The Old King’s Highway

 

Friday 3 May 2013, Starts 7.30pm

Friday 12 July 2013, Starts 7.30pm

Friday 2 August 2013, Starts 7.30pm Please Note this event has been cancelled due to unforseen circumstances,. Aoplogies for any  inconvenience.

 

Start: Bridge Of Dee At Riverside Drive (Opposite Boots)

End: Windmill Brae/The Green

Time: (Duration Approx 2.5hrs)

Meet 10 minutes before the tour starts

 

Tickets £10 (concessions £8)

 

According to local architect and historian, Edward Meldrum, "the only entry to the burgh from the south was by way of the steep decline now called Windmill Brae, at the lower end of which was a ford and this served until a bridge was built over the Denburn"; this ancient road was called the Hardgate and stretched from the Brig of Dee, which had origins in the 14th century, by the Justice Mills, named after the justiciars or travelling senior judges who visited the city to dispense the law directly from the king, then down by the site of the stone circle, indicated now only by the 'Lang Stane', to Windmill Brae where a windmill stood from 1680, and crossed the stone bridge, latterly known as the Bow Brig into medieval Aberdeen when it was based in the green.

Join us on this leisurely walk, looking at some significant sites from history and travel along the 'Old King's Highway' as merchants and other visitors to the city did in the days long before Union Street existed.


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