Aberdeen Folklore and Legends Tour- £45.00
Scotland is a country which loves a good tale. Aberdeenshire has its own folklore and legends and if you like a bit of mystery and mythology this is the tour for you.
Leaving: Sunday at 10:00 (Bookings must be made in advance)
From: The Craftsman (2 Guild Street, AB11 6NE) corner of Guild & Market Street.
Duration: 6 hours
Today we will do a bit of time travelling! We’ll start in ancient times by visiting Easter Aquhorthies one of Aberdeenshire’s most impressive Recumbent Stone Circles which dates to around 3000BC. Remember to walk around the circle 3 times in a clockwise direction before entering the centre. This RSC has great views of the Garioch near the foot of Bennachie Mountain.
Hopping forward to Early Medieval times around 400AD and we’ll see the Maiden Stone which a prime example of a beautiful Pictisch Stone and the story of the runaway maiden.
Next stop in time is the a troubled one; a time of witchcraft. We’ll visit the resting place of Meriorie Elphinstone at the foot of the Bass reputedly a mythical place with a dark past and a stop at Kinkell church with links to the Knights Templar.
Just a short drive away we will have a break for lunch and refreshments in Tarves before continuing our tour with Tolqhuon Tomb.
Last on our tour is Udny Green, a beautiful little village with a unique way to protect the departed from body snatchers. A roaring trade in the early 1800’s and much effort was made to keep churchyards safe.
Dark tales and legends to be taken with a pinch of salt as in true storyteller style, all stories have evolved over time.
This tour does not include lunch or refreshments and cost is on average £15.00 per person.