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Elgin Cathedral

King Street, Elgin IV30 1HU, Scotland
01343 547171
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Ranked #4 of 20 attractions in Elgin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

It's a real surprise to find the remains of so large and so beautiful a cathedral in this relatively remote region. Enough of the shape remains to give a good impression of what it might have been like in its heyday, but the ruin is open and airy enough to have a great atmosphere. The gravestones around the cathedral go... More

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Wow what a treat and right in the town too. The grounds of this ruin are kept immaculate and the ruins themselves are a photographers dream. The shop is good and the staff are very helpful especially Nicola who gave us a wealth of knowledge of this ruin and also other sites that we could go visit, thanks and keep... More

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Tarifa, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A stop not be missed on your trip to Elgin. While you're in the city make sure you check out the eclectic mix of shops in the centre!

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aberdeen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Its a great to go to this cathedral on a nice day.you would not enjoy it in bad weather.Its not far to walk from town and its very much part of Elgin's history.

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Fife, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The location of the ruin is like many around d Britain and boxed in by more modern buildings which look out of place against the stunning cathedral. The grounds are still a good size and the building itself although a ruin still gives you a link into the past and the bloody history of the area and the strength of... More

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Fishcross, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

like all old cathedrals, Elgin gives you an insight into how the world would have been. The grounds are well tended with plaques to explain what each area would have been for.

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Strathaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This is a beautiful ruin with two towers, one of which you can climb to the roof of. The spiral stone staircase up is very narrow and uneven. You can get a sense of the enormity of the place and there is a well-kept chapter house worth taking a break in. Staff were very friendly.

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BelPasso, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

You get an amazing feeling for the layout of the cathedral when it was build. The absence of much if the structure really makes one sad for the loss of this from the collective history of Britain. Think of how Greek temples where recycled by different and emergent faiths. The tragedy of Elgin's cathedral is something I had never experienced... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Worth a visit, but not much in the way of information about the history of the building. Mostly ruins.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Wonderfully helpful woman at the shop who assisted me to find my great grandmother's grave in this beautifully kept ruins of the Cathedral. The climb up the Tower is well worth it as the views from the top over the area are beautiful.

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