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St Machar's Cathedral

The Chanonry | Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 1RQ, Scotland
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Ranked #10 of 104 attractions in Aberdeen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We visited the cathedral a few weeks ago. We initially learned of it after doing some research on Columba (we had toured Iona Abbey just a few days prior). We learned that Machar was sent to establish a church in the east and that location is where Machar’s Cathedral stands today. It is also rumored that William Wallace’s left arm... More

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Aviemore, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you like history - you have to come here- fantastic. I was overwhemled. It is in old party of city which is also fab- Old Aberdeen. Lots of people don't know it exists a- gem

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preston
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Well worth a visit, a good walk through Seaton Park. The cathedral and surroundings are well preserved and full of interest.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Well worth paying a visit to St. Machar's cathedral. The grounds are stunning and the building itself is an architectural marvel. We spent around an hour there just looking around inside the cathedral. It is one of the prettiest buildings in Aberdeen. We even bought a painting of the cathedral to remember our trip.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The grounds to this Cathedral are very pleasant and remind me of scenes from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. But inside there is plenty to admire and history to learn about.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Very nice personal - they are very helpful and friendly. The ceiling is very pretty and the park next to it is nice to walk through aswell.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Interesting history and architecture. Great wee shop with postcards and Fair-trade items. The guide was so friendly and informative. I will visit again when I have more time on my next visit to Aberdeen

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

As I like old cathedrals and churches this was a must to visit. Very old and peaceful, but nothing out of the ordinary.

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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I love to walk around this church. The surrounding graveyard is beautiful and so so old. I wander through and read the stones. Also the back of the graveyard overlooks a lovely park. The cathedral is also lovely. We visited during a carol service at Christmas! So beautiful I was in tears!

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Workington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

My daughter got married here in september it was a wonderful location for a wedding and the minister was so nice nothing was too much trouble there was no hurrying the bride along up the alter he told her only come up when your ready and the service was first class ,what a beautiful building to get married in or... More

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