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Elgin Cathedral

King Street, Elgin IV30 1HU, Scotland
01343 547171
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Elgin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
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owen sound
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Even though we missed the last admission we walked around the fence. The ruins and the cemetery were absolutely stunning.

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Lanark, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Has always been an attraction for me each time I visit Elgin - symbol of Elgin. Such an impressive historical monument, must have been a stunning sight to see before the Wolf of Badenoch burnt it down in medieval times!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Beautiful ruins but for a family visit but I feel it is far too expensive. Such a shame as I know many more families would visit if the prices weren't so high.

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Elgin cathedral is fantastic, you can walk all around and climb on the top of one of the two towers to have a 360 degree view on the city. Recommended. Nice shop at the entrance.

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ACT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It's a real surprise to find the remains of so large and so beautiful a cathedral in this relatively remote region. Enough of the shape remains to give a good impression of what it might have been like in its heyday, but the ruin is open and airy enough to have a great atmosphere. The gravestones around the cathedral go... More

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Wow what a treat and right in the town too. The grounds of this ruin are kept immaculate and the ruins themselves are a photographers dream. The shop is good and the staff are very helpful especially Nicola who gave us a wealth of knowledge of this ruin and also other sites that we could go visit, thanks and keep... More

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Tarifa, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A stop not be missed on your trip to Elgin. While you're in the city make sure you check out the eclectic mix of shops in the centre!

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aberdeen
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Its a great to go to this cathedral on a nice day.you would not enjoy it in bad weather.Its not far to walk from town and its very much part of Elgin's history.

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Fife, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

The location of the ruin is like many around d Britain and boxed in by more modern buildings which look out of place against the stunning cathedral. The grounds are still a good size and the building itself although a ruin still gives you a link into the past and the bloody history of the area and the strength of... More

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Fishcross, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

like all old cathedrals, Elgin gives you an insight into how the world would have been. The grounds are well tended with plaques to explain what each area would have been for.

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