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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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A cathedral in ruins

This cathedral is a striking presence as one enters Elgin. All that remains are major portions of the masonry walls. One can climb both the east and west towers for some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

This cathedral is a striking presence as one enters Elgin. All that remains are major portions of the masonry walls. One can climb both the east and west towers for some spectacular views of the city and the countryside. There are also remains of an old cemetery just outside the cathedral. One can now only imagine how beautiful this building... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Thiscathedral is nice but nothing spectacular. Arbroath cathedral is similar but much better with museums and many expositions. The cathedral in Elgin is a bit plain and more effort could be put in seeing up a nice exposition.

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Dufftown, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Great historical surroundings in heart of city with fascinating background history lovely views and ideal photo location

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Wick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The staff were lovely, unfortunately it was snowing when we were there. It was a very good visit. The buildings are in very good condition - particularly the charter house.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Had a lovely walk over to the cathedral and took some pretty impressive photos - toherwise i think the rest of the trip was 90% indoors, as it was winter and pretty cold!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is a wonderful cathedral which is atmospheric to say the least a must visit if in Elgin, you get a real sense of how the church ruled over the town

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Have taken family here a few times and they all enjoy it. Its ruined state, in some ways, gives a better view of the construction and the detail on the stonework is amazing. The twin towers can be climbed by spiral staircase and give wonderful views of the cathedral, Elgin and the surrounding countryside. Staff are knowledgeable and very helpful... More 

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Even though it's a ruin the two towers still stand and one you can climb to the top. Very impressive to see the size and the quality of the work in building the cathedral. In its ruined state you can see and understand more of the construction. Definitely worth a visit!

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Went for a visit with my mum while she was visiting Elgin. At first I felt the £5 entry fee was a bit steep as I thought you could see what there was to see from the fence. However it was very interesting! I would recommend visiting on a clear day to get brilliant views over Elgin from the top... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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