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

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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.<br><br>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.<br><br>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.<br><br>The total walking distance is 3km and takes about 45 minutes without stopping, but you can pause anytime!
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Sco wrote a review Nov 2019
Aberdeen, United Kingdom4,012 contributions489 helpful votes
This kirk has a lot of character and history attached to it, especially when surrounded by the hustle and bustle of the city. You can lose yourself when relaxing within the area and reading the headstones of those who have passed. A bit of solitude.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Satyr Veridius wrote a review Sep 2019
Aberdeen, United Kingdom12 contributions1 helpful vote
Right in the centre of the city is the Kirk of St Nicholas. The church yard has plenty of seating and is right next to the bus stops. Very close to all parts of Union street and surrounding areas
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Bill in Va wrote a review Jul 2019
Suffolk, Virginia16 contributions15 helpful votes
A large cemetary dating back centuries. You can trace the history of the city and it's shipping legacy by walking the aisles of gravestones.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Stephen S wrote a review Jul 2019
Fredericksburg, Virginia49 contributions7 helpful votes
Very nice kirk in the middle of Aberdeen. Very old cemetery behind the kirk. The architecture of this kirk is stunning. It was very easy to find, was a short walk from our hotel, and was close to shopping and retaurants.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Carl H wrote a review Jun 2019
237 contributions59 helpful votes
A very interesting building. walled on the side streets, the cemetery is accessible from both Upperkirkstreet and the big fancy entrance on Union Street. There are a number of interesting and modestly known people buried there, including the man who supposedly invented the magic trick of pulling a rabbit out of a hat. The one side street Back Wynd also has several pubs to enjoy.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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