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.