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THE UNION STREET TOUR: ABERDEEN'S MODERN HEART - WEDNESDAY 28 JUNE 2017

Special half-price run of our popular Union Street walk in conjunction with Aberdeen City Heritage Trust to celebrate their exhibition on the city's Georgian thoroughfare at Seventeen Belmont Street from 28 June - 1 July 2017.  Find out how our iconic main street came about and what was destroyed to make way for it.  For more tour details click here.

Meet: Town House, Union Street (Map)
End: Holburn Junction near St James' Episcopal Church
Starts: 7.30pm
Duration: approx 2hrs

Tickets: ONLY £5 Adults/ £3 Concessions! Click HERE to book or in person at Visit Scotland's iCentre on Union Street 


THE UNION STREET TOUR: ABERDEEN'S MODERN HEART - FRIDAY 30 JUNE 2017

Special half-price run of our popular Union Street walk in conjunction with Aberdeen City Heritage Trust to celebrate their exhibition on the city's Georgian thoroughfare at Seventeen Belmont Street from 28 June - 1 July 2017.  Find out how our iconic main street came about and what was destroyed to make way for it.  For more tour details click here.

Meet: Town House, Union Street (Map)
End: Holburn Junction near St James' Episcopal Church
Starts: 7.30pm
Duration: approx 2hrs

Tickets: ONLY £5 Adults/ £3 Concessions! Click HERE to book or in person at Visit Scotland's iCentre on Union Street 


CASTLEGATE: MEDIEVAL ABERDEEN - SATURDAY 1 JULY 2017

Special half-price run of the original Castlegate walk to celebrate our 6th birthday and Aberdeen City Heritage Trust's exhibition at Seventeen Belmont Street.  Castlegate was the city's medieval marketplace, but it holds many secrets of its past, some good, some bad!  For more details of this tour, click here.

Meet: Mercat Cross, near La Lombarda Italian Restaurant, Castlegate
End: Gordon Highlanders' Statue
Starts: 2pm
Duration: approx 2hrs

Tickets: ONLY £5 Adults / £3 Concessions! Click HERE to book or in person at Visit Scotland's iCentre on Union Street


FORGOTTEN FITTIE: FROM THE KIRKTOUN TO THE FISHER SQUARES - WEDNESDAY 5 JULY 2017

Learn about the forgotten bits of the ancient Parish of St Clements in which lies the iconic Footdee/ Fittie village. For more details, click here.

Meet: St Clement's Church, Church Street/ St Clement's Street, Footdee AB11 5FU (Map)
Starts: 7.30pm
Ends: Pocra Quay
Duration: Approx 2hrs

Tickets: Click here to book online or in person at Visit Scotland's iCentre in Union Street
Suitable for all ages


BLOOD & GRANITE: THE MURDER HISTORY TOUR - FRIDAY 7 JULY 2017

It's back! The original and the best of our "ghost tours" revamped for 2017 with new spooks! A trail through Aberdeen's "Murder Central" where many desperate killings occured since 1901. Not for the faint-hearted! For more details click here

Meet: Trinity Cemetery, Park Road Gates, nr Pittodrie South Stand Entrance (Map)
Starts: 7.30pm
Ends: Constitution Street (Park St end)
Duration: Approx 110min

Tickets: Click HERE to book online or in person at Visit Scotland's iCentre on Union Street (on sale May 31st)
N.B. not suitable for under 12s due to adult content


DUTHIE PARK - SECRETS & STORIES MINI TOUR: SATURDAY 8 JULY 2017

A new mini-tour set in Ferryhill's pleasure park, which was given to the city by Miss Elizabeth Crombie Duthie in 1881.  Further details here. N.B. first DAYTIME run of this walk for the summer!

Meet: Polmuir Road Gates (Map)
Starts: 11am
Ends: Hygeia's Statue
Duration: approx 60min

Tickets: Click HERE to book or in person at Visit Scotland’s Information Centre, Union Street
Special price for smaller tour - £5 each.

Suitable for wheelchairs/ mobility scooters and dogs!


OLD ABERDEEN’S HISTORICAL SECRETS (MINI TOUR) - SATURDAY 8 JULY 2017

A zip through Old Aberdeen and Kings College history.  First day-time run of this tour for the summer. For more details click here.

Meet: Outside Elphinstone Hall, Kings Lawn, Old Aberdeen (Map)
End: Kings Quad
Starts: 2pm
Duration: Approx. 1 hour

Tickets: click HERE took or  or in person at Visit Scotland’s Information Centre, Union Street


SIREN CITY: ABERDEEN'S BLITZ 21 APRIL 1943 - MONDAY 10 JULY 2017

Aberdeen was nicknamed "Siren City" during WW2 after a terrible raid in the Spring of 1943 in which 130 bombs were dropped by the Luftwaffe in one hour. This tour follows the route of the bombers and looks at the devastation caused.  For more details click here. 

Meet: Council Depot entrance, 38 Powis Terrace (Opposite Kittybrewster Bar) (Map)
Starts: 7.30pm
Ends: John Street
Duration: Approx 2.25hrs

Tickets: Click HERE to book online or in person at Visit Scotland's iCentre on Union Street 
N.B. Not suitable for under 10s - or those with mobility issues, strenuous walk


LOST SHOPS OF ABERDEEN: A VIRTUAL TRIP INTO RETAIL NOSTALGIA - WEDNESDAY 12 JULY

A brand new informal talk on Aberdeen's iconic shops of the past, including Isaac Benzies, Falconers, Watt & Grant, One-Up Records, Woolies, The Equitable, and of course, the Coopie! Pictures and stories of our faves from the last century.  Set in our favourite tea house with cake and a cuppa, this cosy session welcomes you for a few hours' basking in nostalgia when Aberdeen's shops were almost all family businesses! 

Venue: Tea Zone, 1 Justice Street, Castlegate (Map)
Doors Open: 7pm
Starts: 7.30pm
Duration: approx 2hrs

Tickets: £10 per head
.  Click HERE to book online or in person at Visit Scotland's iCentre on Union Street (suitable for all ages)


TALES OF OLD TORRY - FRIDAY 14 JULY 2017

Come and learn the stories and history of the former Kincardineshire settlement, which finally became part of Aberdeen City in 1891.  For full tour description, click HERE

Meet: at the junction of Baxter Street and Sinclair Road, on the corner of the old Torry Bar (Map)
End Point: Victoria Bridge; 
Starts: 7.30pm; 
Duration: approx 2.25hrs

Tickets: Click HERE to book  or in person at Visit Scotland’s Information Centre, Union Street
N.B. Not suitable for those with mobility problems as this is a strenuous walk.


ABERDEEN'S INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE NEW TOUR!! - TUESDAY 18 JULY 2017

A brand-new walk for 2017 focusing on some of Aberdeen's industrial past including the mills of Gilcomston, C&M Morton's Jam Factory, Broadfords, the Combworks and the Porthill Textile Works.  A must for industrial heritage fans!  Full description coming soon!

Meet: Outside Bon-Accord Free Church, Rosemount Viaduct/ Gilcomston Park (Map)
End Point: Loch Street by Bon-Accord Centre Car Park
Starts: 7.30pm
Duration: approx 2hrs

Tickets: Click HERE to book or in person at Visit Scotland's iCentre, Union Street. (tickets go on sale 1 June)
N.B. also not suitable for those with mobility problems, long walk!


OLD ABERDEEN’S ARCHITECTURAL SECRETS - THURSDAY 20 JULY 2017

Learn about the 'Aultoun' and its buildings.  For anyone who ever wondered 'if walls could talk...'! For full details, click here.

Meet: Kings College, High Street, Old Aberdeen (Map)
End Point: Seaton Park
Starts: 7.30pm
Duration: approx 2hrs

Tickets: Click HERE to book  or in person at Visit Scotland’s Information Centre, Union Street


OLD TORRY: THE LOST VILLAGES (MINI TOUR) - SATURDAY 22 JULY 2017

A new mini-tour set in Torry covering almost eight centuries of history in one hour! Starting at old St Fittick's, overlooking the Bay of Nigg, we take a whistle-stop tour of Torry's past. For further details, click HERE. N.B. first day-time run of this tour!

Meet: Old St Fittick's Kirk, St Fittick's Park, St Fittick's Road/Greyhope Road (Map)
End: Mansefield Road
Starts: 11am
Duration: Approx 1 hr

Tickets: Click HEREto book or in person at Visit Scotland's iCentre in Union Street 


DUTHIE PARK: SECRETS & STORIES (MINI TOUR) - SATURDAY 22 JULY 2017

A new mini-tour set in Ferryhill's pleasure park, which was given to the city by Miss Elizabeth Crombie Duthie in 1881.  Further details here.

Meet: Polmuir Road Gates (Map)
Starts: 2pm
Ends: Hygeia's Statue
Duration: approx 65min

Tickets: Click HERE to book or in person at Visit Scotland’s Information Centre, Union Street
Special price for smaller tour - £5 each.

Suitable for wheelchairs/ mobility scooters and dogs!


GHOSTS & GHOULS OF THE AULTOUN - WEDNESDAY 26 JULY 2017

Revival of our Old Aberdeen "ghost tour" with new spooks and old stories brought to life.  What tales do the spirits of the Aultoun have to tell? Join us at your peril and find out! For further details click here

Meet: Kings College, High Street, Old Aberdeen (Map)
End: Old Chaplainary, The Chanonry.
Starts: 7.30pm
Duration: Approx 2hrs

Tickets: Click HERE to book or in person at Visit Scotland's iCentre in Union Street
N.B. Not suitable for under 12s due to the adult content


OLD TORRY: THE LOST VILLAGES (MINI TOUR) - THURSDAY 27 JULY 2017

A new mini-tour set in Torry covering almost eight centuries of history in one hour! Starting at old St Fittick's, overlooking the Bay of Nigg, we take a whistle-stop tour of Torry's past. For further details, click HERE.

Meet: Old St Fittick's Kirk, St Fittick's Park, St Fittick's Road/Greyhope Road (Map)
End: Mansefield Road
Starts: 7.30pm
Duration: Approx 1 hr

Tickets: Click HERE to book or in person at Visit Scotland's iCentre in Union Street 


DUTHIE PARK: SECRETS & STORIES (MINI TOUR) - SATURDAY 29 JULY 2017

A new mini-tour set in Ferryhill's pleasure park, which was given to the city by Miss Elizabeth Crombie Duthie in 1881.  Further details here.

Meet: Polmuir Road Gates (Map)
Starts: 11am
Ends: Hygeia's Statue
Duration: approx 65min

Tickets: Click HERE to book or in person at Visit Scotland’s Information Centre, Union Street
Special price for smaller tour - £5 each.

Suitable for wheelchairs/ mobility scooters and dogs!


OLD ABERDEEN’S HISTORICAL SECRETS (MINI TOUR) - SATURDAY 29 JULY 2017

A zip through Old Aberdeen and Kings College history.  First day-time run of this tour for the summer. For more details click here.

Meet: Outside Elphinstone Hall, Kings Lawn, Old Aberdeen (Map)
End: Kings Quad
Starts: 2pm
Duration: Approx. 1 hour

Tickets: click HERE took or  or in person at Visit Scotland’s Information Centre, Union Street


LOST CINEMAS OF ABERDEEN - WEDNESDAY 2 AUGUST 2017

Second run of 2017 - Div ye mind gaun tae the picters? Paying with jam jars? Saturday morning specials? Then this tour is bound to appeal! For more details click here

Meet: Nellfield Health Club (Old Odeon), Justice Mill Lane (Map)
End Point: Belmont Filmhouse
Starts: 7.30pm
Duration: approx 2hrs

Tickets: Click HERE to book  or in person at Visit Scotland’s Information Centre, Union Street


HIDDEN ABERDON: TALES OF THE RIVER - THURSDAY 3 AUGUST 2017

Second run of 2017 - learn about what came before Kings College! Originally written for an art exhibition on the Donmouth. Join us on this nature-based walk - for more details, click here.

Meet: Sir Duncan Rice Library, University of Aberdeen, Meston Walk, Old Aberdeen (Map)
End Point: Brig o' Balgownie
Starts: 7.30pm
Duration: Approx 2hrs

Tickets: Click here to book  or in person at Visit Scotland’s Information Centre, Union Street


THE UNION STREET TOUR: ABERDEEN'S MODERN HEART - TUESDAY 8 AUGUST 2017

Find out how our iconic main street came about and what was destroyed to make way for it.  For more tour details click here.

Meet: Town House, Union Street (Map)
End: Holburn Junction near St James' Episcopal Church
Starts: 7.30pm
Duration: approx 2hrs

Tickets: Click HERE to book or in person at Visit Scotland's iCentre on Union Street 


ABERDEEN'S INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE - THURSDAY 10 AUGUST 2017

A brand-new walk for 2017 focusing on some of Aberdeen's industrial past including the mills of Gilcomston, C&M Morton's Jam Factory, Broadfords, the Combworks and the Porthill Textile Works.  A must for industrial heritage fans!  Full description coming soon!

Meet: Outside Bon-Accord Free Church, Rosemount Viaduct/ Gilcomston Park (Map)
End Point: Loch Street by Bon-Accord Centre Car Park
Starts: 7.30pm
Duration: approx 2hrs

Tickets: Click HERE to book or in person at Visit Scotland's iCentre, Union Street. 
N.B. also not suitable for those with mobility problems, long walk!




 

 

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