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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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Lattern of the North

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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Montreal, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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Montrose, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We chose to visit here as our first Historic Scotland annual pass because we arrived at Huntly Castle to find that it had just been closed due to ice. Another 30 miles north and we hit Elgin. With the original cathedral erected in the 13th Century, we spent a happy 60 mins exploring these resplendent ruins. The ornate flower detail... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I visited Elgin Cathedral on a tour. I really don't know what it was about this place, which I had never heard of before, but I was entranced from the moment we arrived. This ruined cathedral that dates to the 13th century has amazing architecture, inspiring gravestones, just everything. I will return some day!

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit to the lantern of the north. Amazing to think what it would have looked like in its day as it's still very impressive

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Aberdeen, Scotland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The cathedral is in ruins with grass where the floor was. It is well kept and if you have the stamina a walk up the tower is recommended. A little pricey.

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