Aberdeen's Union Street: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

7 Ratings
  • Audio Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Group Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 50 min

Explore Aberdeen at your own pace with this acclaimed self guided audio tour of Aberdeen.  Beginning from Holburn Junction at the west end of Union Street, you'll weave your way through timeless streets while discovering the stories that the city hides in plain sight.  The tour is ready whenever you feel like taking a stroll. It plays audio automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smart phone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline. If you've got an hour and want to see all the major historical and cultural themes that Aberdeen has to offer – this is the tour for you!

Itinerary Details

Operated by: VoiceMap

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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The tour takes you on a wandering walk beginning at the Western End of Union Street and ending with a dramatic and fun-filled showcase of the city's crown jewel - Marischal college. Once called "The Finest Street in the Empire", while walking Union Street you'll hear the cities most riveting stories and history. Start the tour in the app, put your phone in your pocket, and let your guide direct you through the streets. The total walking distance is approximately 2km and takes about an hour without stopping, but you can pause anytime! Most people will opt to stop for a coffee, snack or for photography opportunities along the way. The narration is crisply mastered by a professional audio engineering staff, and the tour creates an engaging experience that is suitable for all ages that can wear ear buds.

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You'll see and have the chance to visit Gilcomston Church; one of Union Street's great landmarks.

Pass By: William Wallace Statue

This massive Wallace statue commemorates the freedom fighter during the Scottish wars for independence.

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We'll pass by St. Nicholas cemetery and give recommendations for seeing it.

Pass By: Union Terrace Gardens

Get an overhead view of the beautiful Union terrace gardens and pause the tour as you like to go into them.

Pass By: Marischal College

See this icon of 'the Granite City" and hear the stories of how it came to be.

Pass By: Mercat Cross

Our tour concludes at th "Market cross" which has stood in Aberdeen since 1686.
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