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The Dark Side of Aberdeen: A Self-guided Audio Walk

Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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30 to 40 minutesMobile & paper tickets accepted

Explore the murkier corners of Aberdeen at your own pace with this highly acclaimed self guided audio walking tour of Aberdeen.  Beginning from the Mercat Cross, you'll weave your way through hundreds of years of history while discovering the stories of piracy, slavery, and insurrection that the city hides in plain sight.  Hear about "Indian Pete" and his efforts to banish child slavery.  The tour is ready whenever you feel like taking a stroll. It plays audio automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smart phone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline. It does not need a network connection to work. If you've got an hour and want to see some of the grisly and gloomy corners that Aberdeen has to offer – this is the tour for you!  

What's Included

  • Lifetime access to 'Dark Aberdeen: Piracy, Slavery and Insurrection' tour
  • VoiceMap Application
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata
  • Smartphone
  • Transportation
  • Food/drinks
  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • Entry/Admission - Marischal College

What To Expect

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Stop At: Marischal College Broad Street, Aberdeen AB10 1YS Scotland

The tour takes you on a wandering walk beginning at the Mercat Cross, near the Tourist Office, and ending with a dramatic view of the city's crown jewel - Marischall College. Start the tour in the app, put your phone in your pocket, and let your guide direct you through the streets. The total walking distance is approximately 1.5km and takes about an hour without stopping, but

The Location

Where To Go

Mercat Cross, Castle St, Aberdeen AB11 5HP, UK

Departure time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 1/1/2021 - 11/5/2022
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM


Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Return details

Marischal Square, Upperkirkgate, Aberdeen AB10 1BA, UK


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Written Reviews (1)

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This was a fun tour...


This was a fun tour with lots of information that I didn't know about Aberdeen. We did the tour at night, so weren't able to take advantage of the museums or the pubs on the route. Will definitely do it again during the day.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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