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Elgin Cathedral

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Address: King Street, Elgin IV30 1HU, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1343 547171
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Lovely architecture, interesting graveyard

This cathedral is delightful to walk round and especially interesting in the graveyard as many of the old grave stones have skulls and bones displayed on them. The architecture is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Montgomery, Wales, United Kingdom
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Montgomery, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This cathedral is delightful to walk round and especially interesting in the graveyard as many of the old grave stones have skulls and bones displayed on them. The architecture is wonderful and there is a very tranquil atmosphere. Well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Elgin Cathedral is worth a visit if you enjoy wandering around ruins. So, probably, not a place for the children. Park and parking nearby.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Scotland is littered with piles of rocks of historical significance and this is another one of them, however I have to say that this is one of the better ones on offer. The ornate arches are still in pretty good condition and the whole building still has an awesome presence.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Yes, it's ruins...again. Yes, it's a cathedral...again, but it is really wonderful. A huge shoutout to the amazingly helpful staff. When they heard I was from India, they looked up some stuff they thought I would find interesting within the cathedral. The ruins themselves still hold the sense of spirituality they must have exuded back in the day. The view... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The admission of £5.50 per adult might appear high for a couple of stones. However, Elgin Cathedral isn't just a couple of stones. Two things are included, a stunning view over Moray and a smooth and unobtrusive history lesson. Provided there is good weather, this is to be said. Otherwise, pretty wet.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Elgin Cathedral is a stunning location. Upon entering the grounds you are able to explore the grounds on your own and at your own pace. I really enjoyed being able to climb the tower staircases and walk out onto the balcony to get a birds eye view of the cathedral. If you enjoy photography like I do, I highly recommend... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is one of my favourite places I have visited. Really really nice cathedral with knowledgeable helpful staff on site. I joined the Historic Scotland pass and so it was free to get in with this.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Elgin cathedral was built in the early 13th century and sacked by the Wolf of Badenoch in 1390. From then on it fell into neglect and progressive ruin. Some of the stone work was used to contruct local buildings. The National Trust of Scotland are doing a great job maintaining this icon.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Elgin Cathedral is simply breathtaking. My husband and I had our marriage ceremony in the Chapter house in June, and it was gorgeous and so special. The staff at Elgin Cathedral were exceptionally helpful and friendly, and made the process very easy. I could not have been happier with the venue. Elgin Cathedral itself is gorgeous and I would highly... More 

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sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This attraction is ready to get to and I saw it as I did a 2 mile walk around Elgin. It's a ton, but a good ruin.

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