Old Aberdeen's Architectural Secrets

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University Of Aberdeen
King's College
Aberdeen
AB24 3FX

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Learn about Aberdeen's Aultoun and the history of the buildings in the area through a guided walk. Take in the artisan housing of the 18th and 19th century, the hidden secrets of the university campus and the 18th century buildings of the Chanonry.

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 secret Snow Kirk, the Macrobert Memorial Garden, and the delightful 18th century buildings of the Chanonry. 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...'!Meet at Kings College, High Street.Not suitable for disabled or those with mobility problemsSuitable for all ages

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