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Elgin Cathedral

Address: King Street, Elgin IV30 1HU, Scotland
Phone Number: 01343 547171
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Ranked #2 of 23 things to do in Elgin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches & cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Churches & cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
11 attraction reviews
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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Inverness, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Elgin Cathedral provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the history of the city. The cathedral, whilst a ruin, is sufficiently well preserved to give a glimpse of its former grandeur. You can climb to the top of the towers which provides a great view over Elgin and the surrounding countryside. The climb is not for those who aren't too... More 

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Faber, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Beautiful old church grounds and wonderful rich history. Must see if you are in the area. It's within walking distance o the town center.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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247 reviews 247 reviews
130 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

On our way through Elgin and visiting Johnstons Mill we looked at this magnificent building being scarred by territory and religious wars, but still some elements remaining. Spectacular pictures when the sun shines. Interesting story of John Shanks. Rather expensive to our feeling.

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