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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 days ago

It was a very complete and interesting tour. Rick (our guide) was super friendly, funny and well prepared!! I definitely recommend it.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Lia S, Owner at Scot Free Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the recommendation! Glad you enjoyed the tour and had fun.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour was fresh, memorable, well made, juicy, fun, connected and informative. All the credit goes to our passionate, warm, chatty and well prepared tour guide Rick - cheers!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Anja K
Lia S, Owner at Scot Free Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It's great to hear that you loved the tour! I shall pass on your compliments to Rick.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a Spanish Erasmus student and I have been living in Aberdeen since September. I thought that this could be the perfect final touch to my experience in the Granite City... and it definitely was! Rick, our guide, was very well-informed, affable and funny....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Lia S, Owner at Scot Free Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So happy to hear that this was the perfect final touch to your time in Aberdeen. Thank you for your recommendation!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour. Our guide Rick was very knowledgeable and made for a fun couple of hours learning about the history of Aberdeen.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Lia S, Owner at Scot Free Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the review! Really glad you enjoyed the tour.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guide Rick was very nice and knowledgeable about the history of Scotland and Aberdeen. We learned several interesting things and about the people, the buildings and the architecture. We really enjoyed the tour and I recommend it to everyone interested in knowing more about...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Marcus A
Lia S, Owner at Scot Free Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad to hear you enjoyed the tour, Marcus. We are definitely all about celebrating the Granite City, whether that is the people or the places. Thanks for your recommendation.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have recently moved to Aberdeenshire from Renfrewshire. We know a little about the city as we have visited our daughter (who lives here) many times. Our guide (Rick) had incredible knowledge of the area despite being from San Francisco originally. The tour was incredibly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Lia S, Owner at Scot Free Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Nice to hear that you feel you have learned some more about the area you have moved to. Glad you enjoyed the tour (and the drinks)!

Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Did the shorter Saturday morning tour on a cold October day. Really enjoyed the tour. Even as a local I learnt plenty of interesting stuff and looked at buildings with fresh eyes. Highly recommended and I will be joining one of the other tours when...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Lia S, Owner at Scot Free Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Thanks for the recommendation! I think sometimes as a local it is good to go on a tour just because it gets you looking afresh at your own city. Hope to see you on another tour when you are able to make it along.

Reviewed 21 October 2018

Hubby spotted the Scot Free Walking Tour meeting at the Mercat Cross, Sat am about 11am. ..on his phone. Did the theatres in the evening so good to get a local to show you around in the am. We have been to Aberdeen many times...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Lia S, Owner at Scot Free Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2018

Thanks for leaving a review. Nice to hear you enjoyed the tour despite the dampness of the day! Glad you liked seeing the tiny Isaac Cordal statue on the Illicit Still - I love pointing them out to people as they always go overlooked.

Reviewed 24 September 2018

Yesterday I and my boyfriend had an amazing city tour guided by Rick. He passed through all the history of Scotland, how it was founded and the English/Scottish history battle. Highly recommended! Also, if it is raining, Rick can share with you his umbrella! Nice...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Karina L
Lia S, Owner at Scot Free Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Thanks for your review. Really pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour and the rain didn't dampen your enthusiasm!

Reviewed 23 September 2018

I bought tickets for this for a friend and myself (only £8 each!) as I love this kind of thing. We had such a giggle, I have read a lot about the history of Aberdeen as I am a local and so I knew a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Lia S, Owner at Scot Free Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Really pleased to hear you enjoyed the Crime Pays tour and had a laugh too! It was lovely to meet you both and I look forward to seeing you on future tours (fingers crossed for a warm winter).

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LoveWineandTravel
25 April 2018|
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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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