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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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| Mercat Cross, Castlegate, Aberdeen AB11 5BB, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I experienced a tour of Old Aberdeen. It was fascinating to learn so many new things about an area I spend a lot of time in. The tour guide was friendly and very well informed.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jenifer S
Lia S, Owner at Scot Free Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review, Jenifer. It always nice to hear when we get to help someone who knows an area well hear new things about it.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lot of interesting History and Facts- Rick shared bits history and interesting tales of Aberdeen, as well as suggested additional places to visit- a truly enjoyable experience!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jenileathompson
Lia S, Owner at Scot Free Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad you had a fun afternoon with Rick and got a few recommendations of where else to visit. Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great tour of the city centre with lots of information. I’m a local and discovered lots of new things about my beautiful city. Rick was a great tour guide and very knowledgeable about the city giving us many interesting and historical facts....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank AnnieR58
Lia S, Owner at Scot Free Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for leaving a review, Annie! Glad you had a great afternoon with Rick and that you learned a few new things about the city you love.

Reviewed 11 February 2019

I took the one and half hour tour and as an Aberdonian I still found out information I didn't know and paces I'd never seen. Well worth the time to get an insight into the people who made a difference from the area in various...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Janice W
Lia S, Owner at Scot Free Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2019

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review, Janice. It was really nice to meet you on Sunday and I am pleased to hear that even as an Aberdonian you saw some new places.

Reviewed 2 February 2019

This was an enjoyable tour which informed us of many interesting facts about Aberdeen of which I was mostly unaware. Rick, the guide, was clear and answered queries in a good humoured way.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank davidnofish
Lia S, Owner at Scot Free Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2019

Really glad you enjoyed your tour with Rick and that you learned some new facts about Aberdeen. Thanks for leaving a review.

Reviewed 28 January 2019

Having lived in Aberdeen for 6 years and in Aberdeenshire for 27 years I wasn't sure what I would learn from this tour however I'm always keen to broaden my knowledge. It's amazing how often you have passed by features that a good guide can...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Lia S, Owner at Scot Free Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2019

Thanks for taking the time to review the tour, Lesley! That is a shame about your friend feeling unwell. You are right that the city centre tour normally lasts 2- 2.5 hours. Glad that you enjoyed your time spent with Rick and that you learnt...More

Reviewed 22 January 2019

I had a superb craft beer tour with Rick in Aberdeen. We went to four different venues and sampled local beers at each. Rick had a good story at each venue as well as when we walked between them, and the entire tour was really...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Lia S, Owner at Scot Free Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2019

Really glad you enjoyed the tour. Good to hear you'll be able to enjoy the pubs a bit more in future now you know their history. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

Reviewed 16 January 2019

Scot Free Tours are interesting and well-researched. I've lived in town for 20 years and enjoyed being shown things which I'd never known about. The tour lasts an hour and a half, but isn't too arduous. I would recommend it to tourists and locals. Don't...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Lia S, Owner at Scot Free Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2019

Thanks for the review! We love showing people new things, particularly if they have lived in Aberdeen a long time. Glad to hear you enjoyed the tour.

Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

Amazing experience, learned so many new things about Aberdeen. Would definitely recommend for anyone who has a day in Aberdeen.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank snezhana L
Lia S, Owner at Scot Free Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2019

Thanks for the recommendation! Glad you enjoyed the tour and learned lots of new things.

Reviewed 13 January 2019

A great afternoon spent in the company of Rick - a self confessed adopted Aberdonian! Although I've lived in Aberdeen for over 20 years, I'm sorry to admit I don't know much about its history, but all that changed. What a great tour and Rick...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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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