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Address: King Street, Elgin IV30 1HU, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1343 547171
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Ruined splendour

You can get a good sense of the grandeur this building had by visiting the ruins, it was originally a magnificent structure and you can still get a good idea of how it must have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

You can get a good sense of the grandeur this building had by visiting the ruins, it was originally a magnificent structure and you can still get a good idea of how it must have looked. If you're feeling adventurous you climb to the top of the tower for a great view. The cathedral is situated beside the Cooper Park... More 

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Tranent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I have an historic Scotland membership so I get in free. So lovely to walk around and peaceful. Established about 1224 you can feel the history in the stones. The cathedral is known as the Lantern of the North. The front is amazing, an arched entrance, flanked by two towers. Yes you can go up one of them and the... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

You cannot visit Elgin without going to see round the Cathedral. Or even just walk around it and savour the medieval atmosphere.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

After visiting so many beautiful castles and palaces....still in use as residences, I was a bit skeptical about stopping to see "ruins". I really was impressed with the scale and beauty that is still present in the "ruin". This was an impressive building and probably admired by all in it's day. You can climb up on top of one of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

If you have English Heritage membership you get in for free. Well worth a visit to go wandering around the ruins. Seems to be plenty of parking in the road. It won't take a whole day to go round but should last an hour or so.

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Shetland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This well kept Cathedral ruin was the venue of my friends wedding. The staff are very helpful and knowledgeable, the space is very well kept and a delight to be in. As a tourist attraction it has great views across the Highlands from the top of the front towers, a Tough climb which gives your thighs a good workout. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Well worth a visit, the cathedral and grounds are well maintained. There is access to some of the towers giving fabulous views, access is via the original narrow winding steps. Entrance is via a small shop and ticket counter, the gentlemen who served us was very friendly and helpful. Admission charges are quite reasonable compared to some places we have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Well worth visiting Elgin Cathedral. It's a great example of a medieval building built over 800 years ago. Even though a ruin the building is still beautiful. Climb the stairs to the tower lookout. Great views from the top. There's plenty of places to stop and rest as you climb the stairs. Take your time to slowly wander the grounds.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

It is amazing just how much remains of this beautiful cathedral after all these years! Well worth the admission price we thought. I liked sitting in the little building at the end with the rounded roof listening to the recording of the monks chanting. Good view from the top of the towers. It is easy to imagine the Cathedral in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Whether you live locally or are travelling to Elgin from a far, Elgin Cathedral is a must visit. Tge history of this ruin is amazingly interesting and the view from the open rooftop is worth the climb up the spiral stair case. What is left of the ruin is well preserved and the staff within the shop are friendly and... More 

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Address: King Street, Elgin IV30 1HU, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1343 547171
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Moray  >  Elgin

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