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Elgin Cathedral

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Address: King Street, Elgin IV30 1HU, Scotland
Phone Number: 01343 547171
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A magnificent ruin of high architectural siginificance

This is a wonderful cathedral which is atmospheric to say the least a must visit if in Elgin, you get a real sense of how the church ruled over the town

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful cathedral which is atmospheric to say the least a must visit if in Elgin, you get a real sense of how the church ruled over the town

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Have taken family here a few times and they all enjoy it. Its ruined state, in some ways, gives a better view of the construction and the detail on the stonework is amazing. The twin towers can be climbed by spiral staircase and give wonderful views of the cathedral, Elgin and the surrounding countryside. Staff are knowledgeable and very helpful... More 

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Even though it's a ruin the two towers still stand and one you can climb to the top. Very impressive to see the size and the quality of the work in building the cathedral. In its ruined state you can see and understand more of the construction. Definitely worth a visit!

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Went for a visit with my mum while she was visiting Elgin. At first I felt the £5 entry fee was a bit steep as I thought you could see what there was to see from the fence. However it was very interesting! I would recommend visiting on a clear day to get brilliant views over Elgin from the top... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Liked spectacular building but very ruined in parts. Great views from the tower viewing platform, quality of the carved stone and remains. Great history. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Judging from what is left of it, this must have been one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Scotland in its time. If you're brave, you can climb the narrow, winding stairs to the lookout at the top of one of the towers - the view of the cathedral and the town is worth it! They close from 12:30 to... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

You can pay to go inside but you can walk round the perimeter of the cathedral and get a decent view. I reckon the expensive admission fee isnt really worthwhile. Nice building though!

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Went for an afternoon out . Once at top of viewing platform looking over park the veiw was amazing with cherry blossom .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We walked through the town to get to the cathedral so it was a pleasure to find so much to see and so well-kept. Take some time to stroll around between the occasional bus group! And climb the tower.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Their is something special about this cathedral.Apart from the splendid view if you have the courage to climb to top of the north tower the staff were friendly and knowledgeable.One of the best cathedrals in Scotland if not in the whole uk.

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