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Crime and Punishment: Explore Aberdeen's darker history on a walking audio tour

Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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45 to 135 minutesMobile & paper tickets accepted

From bodysnatching and beheadings to witchcraft and whippings, we share real life stories of crime and punishment from the last 500 years on this self-guided GPS audio tour.

Along the way you’ll see major Aberdeen landmarks, from Marischal College to the Mercat Cross, and learn how they were witness to darkest chapters in the city’s history. Scot Free Tours sheds a light on the baffling and often unjust laws of the last five centuries – and reveals that past is not as far away as we think.

Thousands of people have loved our 5-star rated live tours and now you can experience them with freedom of an audio guide! The tour plays audio automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline. Start the tour in the app, put your phone in your pocket, and let us guide you around Aberdeen.

The total walking distance is 3km and takes about 45 minutes without stopping, but you can pause anytime!

What's Included

  • Lifetime access to this tour in English
  • VoiceMap app for Android and iOS
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Transportation
  • Food and drink
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route

What To Expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: The Tolbooth Museum, Town House Castle Street/Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 5BQ Scotland

Now a museum, this used to be the gaol, where criminals in Aberdeen were kept. We’ll point out where public hangings used to take place as we start off our tour on crime and punishment in Aberdeen.

Pass By: Castlegate, Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB23 8SH Scotland

The Mercat Cross is where public announcements would be made – and public punishment would be

The Location

Where To Go

The Tolbooth Museum, Castle St, Aberdeen AB11 5BB, UK

Departure time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 1/1/2021 - 10/19/2022
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM


Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Return details

Aberdeen Town House, Broad St, Aberdeen AB11 5BU, UK

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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