No, you do not have to pay. However the guide will invite voluntary donations at the end of the tour. We leave it up to you to decide what the tour was worth.
The route is a little over a mile which includes a couple of slightly steeper pavements and some steps. However, there are lots of stops and the guide will always go at the pace of the group and adapt to your ability.
Short of Hurricane Bawbags, the show (or the tour) will go on.
There is nothing unsuitable for children, let's put it that way. However you know your child best and will know whether they are likely to be interested in an hour and a half history tour.
We are happy to arrange private tours and can adapt our regular tours to suit your needs and interests. Just drop us an email on email@example.com to find out how we can make your 'Outlander'-themed hen party horror tour extravaganza happen.
We are happy to work alongside interpreters for private tours. If you want an English to German interpreter we are able to arrange that. For other languages we can work alongside an interpreter you provide. If you have any questions about this, email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
For private bookings we can offer our Crime Pays tour which focuses on the darker side of Aberdeen's past, particularly crime and punishment in the last five hundred years. This can also be combined with our flagship tour to create a custom-made tour tailored especially to your interests.
All tours start from the Mercat Cross in the Castlegate, near Castle Street, at the east end of Union Street
From the Tourist Information Office
From the train station and Union Square
I have more than three years experience of guiding, starting off doing ghost tours for Mercat Tours in Edinburgh. Since then I have guided in castles and museums, talking about everything from 18th century sex clubs to presidential desks.
My guiding style is irreverent and I like to focus on the stories of individuals - preferably the funny, gruesome or unexpected bits.
By launching these tours I hope to share these sorts of stories with you. Tales that you may never have heard before, even if you have lived in Aberdeen your entire life.
The donations-based tour model has become popular across the world and I am delighted to be the one to bring it to Aberdeen.
I love telling stories that people have not heard before. Before coming to Scotland, I sometimes made tours for my friends to learn about new places. I am not a local, but I am fascinated by Scotland’s culture and history. Ever since I arrived in Aberdeen, I thought of it as my home, so I am happy and proud to be able to show people the Granite City.
My tour consists of some intriguing and sometimes even scandalous stories with a few ghosts thrown in for the fun of it. Through it I hope to teach people about the haunted and lesser known sides of Aberdeen.