Old Aberdeen’s Historical Secrets Walking Tour

Old Aberdeen’s Historical Secrets

  • Start date

    Tuesday 03 June 2014

  • End date

    Monday 21 July 2014

  • venue

    General Admission

  • time


  • age

    Adults, Teens

  • price

    Adults: £10, Concessions: £8

  • genre

    Walking Tour

Hidden Aberdeen presents



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...'!

Start time:   7.30pm

Start point:  Kings College, Old Aberdeen High Street

End point:   Seaton Park, St Machar’s Gate

Duration:     2 hrs

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