Great Scot: Free Walking Tour of Old Aberdeen

For over five hundred years, Old Aberdeen has been one of the great centres of learning in the North of Scotland. There can be no better place to celebrate Aberdeen's greatest thinkers, scientists, explorers, inventors, writers and gardeners (yes, we do mean gardeners).

We'll explore the hidden places in this historic burgh, to tell the stories of some great Scots whose achievements did not get the recognition they deserved.

Capture the Castle

Enjoy a very special experience of the Castle as our local primary school pupils welcome you and guide you round the Castle. The youngsters will inherit the care of our community run Castle and are hugely enthusiastic about their legacy. Since the community took over, the local children have been encouraged through various projects to feel part of the Castle and they look forward to sharing stories with visitors.

Aberdeen City Centre Free Walking Tour

Learn about Aberdeen's history and colourful characters, from pirates to Lord Byron, in this free two and a half hour walking tour. In this tour, we cover Aberdeen's social history, its quirky inhabitants and how it got to where it is today.

All tours start from the Mercat Cross in the Castlegate. The tours are free. Donations are welcome. To guarantee a place on the tour, reserve your space now.