Castlegate: The Black Kalendar

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Old Blackfriars
52 Castle Street
AB11 5BB

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Take part in a fully immersive tour where you can learn all about Aberdeen's old medieval marketplace, beginning at Old Blackfriars. Hear about the history and interesting stories that the city and its buildings hold.

An old route revived! Learn of the horrors which occurred around Aberdeens old medieval marketplace beginning at Old Blackfriars, once a merchants house where the dastardly folk involved in child slavery hid their kidnap victims, and including many tales from Aberdeens Black Kalendar, the citys list of court proceedings over several centuries.the gory execution of John Gordon, the wayward son of the Earl of Huntly.the scuffle outside Pitfodels Lodging which lead to the death of Adam Gordon of Haddo, the fatal blow struck by John, the Master of Forbesthe poor unfortunates who suffered at Aberdeens Whipping Staneawful executions at the Tolbooththe brutal slaying of John Sampson, the Black Drummer at Maggie Creeks Brothel in Justice Portthe shameful tale of Aberdeens witch burnings of 1596/97and many more.Meet in the cosy surroundings of Old Blackfriars, aka Freelands Bar, downstairs by the main barDuration, approx 2hrs.

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