Learn about the 'Aultoun' and its buildings, from the medieval Snow Kirk and Kings College to the artisan housing of the 18th and 19th century, and the hidden secrets of the university campus, including the tale of Downie the Sacrist and his untimely end! Bishop Elphinstone was the founder of Kings College, little did he know at the end of the 15th century that many centuries of building of both sacred and secular kinds would rise up around his new university, and that the Protestant troops of General Monck would destroy St Machar Cathedral with their scavenging for stones to build up their hastily-planned fort on Castlehill in the New Town. For anyone who ever wondered 'if walls could talk...'!
We are delighted to announce that this history walk and the others in April are being promoted by the Society of Architects for the Festival of Architecture in this, Scotland's year of Design, Architecture and Innovation! Look out for their logos on our main web site!
Meet at Kings College, High Street.
Not suitable for disabled or those with mobility problems
Tickets £12/ £9