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Scot Free Tours

| Mercat Cross, Castlegate, Aberdeen AB11 5BB, Scotland
+44 7851 039597
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Entertaining Walk

A week ago, I went on the intriguingly-named ‘Human Museum’ walk and thoroughly enjoyed it! Lia... read more

Reviewed yesterday
MartinY47
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Excellent guided walk by Lia

I recently visited Aberdeen as a part of a group of 13 persons. We had contacted Scot Free Tours to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Torunn B
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Bergen, Norway
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Learn about Aberdeen's history and colourful characters, from pirates to Lord Byron, in this free one and a half hour walking tour. All tours start from the Mercat Cross in the Castlegate. To join a tour just turn up for the start time. The tours are free to join but you are asked to pay what you think it is worth at the end of the tour.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Mercat Cross, Castlegate, Aberdeen AB11 5BB, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday

A week ago, I went on the intriguingly-named ‘Human Museum’ walk and thoroughly enjoyed it! Lia kept us entertained with a many surprising facts and humorous anecdotes. This was clearly the result of extensive and accurate research, but the real key was Lia’s relaxed and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently visited Aberdeen as a part of a group of 13 persons. We had contacted Scot Free Tours to get a guided walk in Aberdeen. And we met Lia as agreed. She is a very skilled guide with a lot of local knowledge. She...More

Thank Torunn B
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Lia S, Owner at Scot Free Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your review, Torunn! It was lovely meeting your group and answering all your questions. I hope the rest of your trip was an enjoyable one.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went on 3 walks during a visit to Aberdeen. Interesting and really enhanced the visit. Of particular interest was the Old Aberdeen tour. I would have overlooked this area had it not been for the walk. It was very beautiful, and I am so...More

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Lia S, Owner at Scot Free Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, Margot. I agree - the Old Aberdeen area is stunning. It's really nice to know that we helped you discover it.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good fun tour taking you around the centre of Aberdeen with interesting stories. Well presented. P.S: Turns out eyeballs do not melt.

Thank r0se666
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Lia S, Owner at Scot Free Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Haha, thanks for letting me know! Glad you enjoyed the tour.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just back from a short break in Aberdeen . Booked two walks with Lia prior to our visit the Aberdeen city centre and Aberdeen old town walk which my wife and myself enjoyed very much ,Lia is very knowledgeable and puts over the history of...More

Thank John F
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Lia S, Owner at Scot Free Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the review! I hope you make it back to explore more of Old Aberdeen soon. There's so much more than we can cram in to the tour but I am glad it gave you a taster.

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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Very enjoyable tour, Lia is knowledgeable and shares many stories from Aberdeen history, Business and everyday life. Highly recommend!

Thank Agate Z
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Lia S, Owner at Scot Free Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Thanks so much for your review, Agate. Your recommendation is much appreciated!

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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

It was a fantastic tour with a very informative guide and well worth doing (for visitors and for those like me who live in Aberdeen)! Really enjoyed it and would recommend/do it again. Thank you! Gemma

Thank Gemma C
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Lia S, Owner at Scot Free Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2018

Thanks so much for your review, Gemma! Our aim is to tell stories that are of interest to both visitors and locals so I am really pleased to hear you would recommend it to both.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Very interesting and many funny stories about Aberdeen! Very knowledgeable! Well worth the hour and half. Walk is an easy pace. Tour is free but asks for tips at end and you should tip - support her small business because its brilliant! Well done!

Thank Wayne H
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Lia S, Owner at Scot Free Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Thanks so much for your review, Wayne! Support from people like you inspires me to keep my small business going!

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

This is an excellent way to spend a Sunday lunchtime. An hour and a half wandering Aberdeen with a lovely, friendly and very knowledgable guide. We’ve lived in Aberdeen for 5 years and didn’t know any of the things she told us 😹 Really good...More

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Lia S, Owner at Scot Free Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Thanks for your review, Jo! It always means a lot to hear that I managed to tell locals some new stories. Glad you enjoyed the tour!

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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

What a fabulous tour even if it was free! The young lady, sorry I didn't catch her name, was really informative and you could tell she was proud to be Scottish. Was great to be walked around the local area and very knowledgeable well worth...More

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Lia S, Owner at Scot Free Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Thank you! I really appreciate your kind words and it means a lot to hear you enjoyed the tour.

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LoveWineandTravel
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Response from Lia S | Property representative |
Hi there! At the moment our tours run on Saturdays at 11am and Sundays at 12 noon. But we are launching a couple of new tours for the summer so hopefully by the 13th of July we will be running a tour in the morning on... More
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