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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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Beautiful wedding venue

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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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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Kenora
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Neat ruins of a Medieval Chapel that dates back to the 1200's and did not last long past the Reformation. Pay to get in unless you purchase a Scotland Explorer Pass. There is a bible garden across the street, a cemetery where you can learn a lot from the neat inscriptions on the tombstones, and a cute little souvenir shop.... More 

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

worth a look if you in area with fantastic view from roof top area gives you the history of old elgin

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Beautiful ruin of a Cathedral with the chance to see an amazing view of Elgin from the top of the building. Although the Cathedral itself is stunning, the graveyard around it also has some lovely and interesting grave stones that have some very interesting reading. Although it is a ruin, you can still imagine how spectacular the building would have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

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

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