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Crime Pays Tour: Dark History in Aberdeen

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Explore the darkest side of Aberdeen’s history. From bodysnatching and witchcraft to adultery and murder, we explore stories of crime and punishment from the last 500 years.Over an hour and 45 minutes, your costumed guide will bring to life tales from the most sordid chapter of Aberdeen’s past. And by the end you will truly be able to say whether crime pays.Advance booking necessary. Not suitable for those under the age of 15.

What You'll Get

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Stop At: Mercat Cross, Castle St, Aberdeen AB11 5HP, UK

The historic heart of Aberdeen where humiliating punishments were regularly handed out.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Kirk of St. Nicholas, The New Vestry Back Wynd, Aberdeen AB10 1JZ Scotland

The 'mither kirk' of Aberdeen saw many people punished by the church for things that nowadays we would not even consider a crime.

Stop At: The Green, Below Union Street, Aberdeen Scotland

Aberdonians have been living here for millennia - meaning that The Green has seen some very disturbing events.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: The Tolbooth Museum, Town House Castle Street/Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 5BQ Scotland

For centuries Aberdeen's jail, this historic site provides the focus for tales of astonishing prison breaks.

Duration: 10 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers
  • Entry/Admission - The Tolbooth Museum

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

Departure Time
7:15 PM

1 hour 45 minutes

Return Details
The Tolbooth Museum, Castle St, Aberdeen AB11 5BB, UK

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