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St Machar's Cathedral

The Chanonry | Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 1RQ, Scotland
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Ranked #11 of 103 attractions in Aberdeen
Type: Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Apr 13, 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Ellon
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29 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

A cathedral full of interest and history. Some beautiful wall mountings including the war memorial. Superb choir and the remembrance service is always a special experience. Hosts many social and choral events. Well worth a visit or a worship experience.

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Montrose, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

I went on open doors day. My previous visit had been such a sad occasion as it was the funeral of a friend. The day of the bell ringing was lovely - a welcome as I entered and straight up the stairs for an introduction to bells , including a demonstration, then the chance to ring one myself. Amazing. Can't... More

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Kaliningrad, Russia
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38 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Very calm place, very monumental. Though, as most of churches in Scotland, it stands in the middle of some cemetery - it doesn`t leave any sad feelings. Friendly and helpful workers of cathedral - can provide short tour inside, but even without the tour, it`s very interesting, and quite helps to understand Methodists church.

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Montrose, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Its free, but can make a donation and you should. Inside has some stunning woodwork, architecture. Bit out the way but can combine with a walk in the nearby gardens. There is some parking spaces available.

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ABERDEEN
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Absolutely stunning building with an interesting history.What made it for me though was the excellent assistance and knowledge imparted by Leslie who clearly enjoys his work.I am sure I heard him speaking in at least 3 different languages to visitors at the time of my visit.Keep up the good work.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

There's a place to visit each time you're in Aberdeen... You can "taste" the flavour of history there. Nice relaxing corners and a very beautiful palace to visit.

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