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St Machar's Cathedral

The Chanonry | Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 1RQ, Scotland
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Ranked #8 of 106 Attractions in Aberdeen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

You must see this. Worth visiting Aberdeen for alone. Take a tour of this the Marischal college buildings, tollbooth and council buildings and you will love Aberdeen. More to it than you thought

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I usually find historical churches a bit boring but this is incredible. Easy to get to although out of the city near the uni. You must see it

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Brilliant and I found the whole of Old Aberdeen brilliant too. What a surprise and it is also near a great beach

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

From Seaton Park we took a walk around the cemetery ground before stepping inside St Machar's Cathedral , Well maintained gravestones with names of several notable people. The Cathedral opens daily from 10am - 4pm for tourists to explore & non church members to step in for a moment for reflection and prayer. Inside the St Machar's Cathedral the stained... More

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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We called in after a walk through the park and found the cathedral a lovely place to visit with fantastic stained glass and a superb wooden ceiling

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Impressive stained glass. A lot of exhibitions inside the cathedral. Helpful staff and cute little gift shop.

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florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The church is very interesting especially the ceiling If you find cemeteries interesting this one is worth spending time in The gravestones many from them from the 1700's are fascinating

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Situated in old Aberdeen it’s a wonderful place to go and well worth a visit both the interior and exterior its associated graveyard is equally intriguing. As an added bonus take a walk round the old town that surrounds the cathedral and the University. It’s a complete contrast to the city centre, known as the new Aberdeen, located round the... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Peaceful inside, very nice building. Great setting in Old Aberdeen, near the university, and next to beautiful Suttie park. Recommend combining a visit with Kings College, Suttie park (walk along river to Bridge of Balgownie and then along to the river Don mouth, there are often seals there).

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Great to just walk through the grave yard and see aberdeens past citizens or marvel at the Gothic grandeur of the building i am mabee biased as I happened to be christened here 65 years ago!

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