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Elgin Cathedral

King Street, Elgin IV30 1HU, Scotland
01343 547171
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Ranked #3 of 19 attractions in Elgin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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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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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My wife and I went to Elgin on a brief visit and decided to have a look at the Cathedral ruins. We were borg very impressd with the wa in which it was presented to visitors making the past come alive. The displays were easy to understand and the general appearence of the whole site made photographs a must. We... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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32 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Although a ruin, it is a beautiful site with lots lts of history attached to it. It is an open site which you walk about yourself so it is best to get a guide book or find information about it yourself to know about it. There is an information rooom which gives a brief summary of its history. You can... More

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forfar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Whilst visiting Elgin in May we managed to have a quick look at the cathedral. This is a lovely piece of architecture and well worth a little visit.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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84 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Elgin Cathedral is now mostly in ruins. But enough of the medieval cathedral is still standing to get a good idea of what it must have been like before it was destroyed. The main parts still standing are the two towers at the western end of the cathedral, parts of the eastern wall and the Chapter House which is still... More

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Elgin Cathedral is absolutely stunning. The grounds themselves are really nice but if you climb to the top of the towers and stand on the observation deck you can take in all of Elgin. You also get a birds eye view of the cathedral ruins from above. If you're in the area, this is a must see!

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

The cathedral ruin has a lot of atmosphere but the location in Eglin takes some of that away. You can climb to the top for a view but except for seeing the cathedral itself the view wasn't that impressive. Still if you are in the area it is a place to visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Well worth a visit. Very good for photos- especially on a sunny day. If you're fit enough you can climb up to the top of the cathedral and admire the views of Elgin. You can even get married there! If you have time and want to save some money then it's worth getting a joint ticket with Spynie palace.

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