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St Machar's Cathedral

Chanonry | Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 1RQ, Scotland
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Lovley old cathedral

It's full of history and a very early cathedral it's not a huge building inside. But it's worth a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Out of the way but well worth it

The history is all on the ceiling.....beautiful.Staff very helpful and enthusiastic. The cathedral... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John F
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's full of history and a very early cathedral it's not a huge building inside. But it's worth a look at

Thank kelly186487
Reviewed 1 week ago

The history is all on the ceiling.....beautiful.Staff very helpful and enthusiastic. The cathedral and the grave stone settings capture much of Old Aberdeen's past. Set in the beautiful Chanonry. Worth a visit on a nice dry day, with the Park setting behind - also worth...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful visit with informative leaflets. Lighting a candle has not always been a tradition in the Scots Kirk but it is a welcome move without implication of the" bells and smells" that Presbyterians usually eschew! Thank you.

Thank Rals2nM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

located at the northern end of Old Aberdeen, surrounded by a nice graveyard, this Cathedral shall host the left arm of William Wallace, as he was executed and pieces of his body distributed around in 1305. According to the legend, the church was established back...More

Thank r0landbrunner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most people have seen the movie Brave Heart, where at the end William Wallace is hung, drawn and quartered. These pieces of his body were sent to various towns in Scotland as a warning. Did you know that a quarter of Wallaces body was delivereed...More

Thank emurrayprojects
Reviewed June 11, 2017

The building exterior and grounds are lovely and the really ancient headstones tell a fascinating story. Inside, the church us suprisingly cosy. The granite walls and arches are beautiful ad are the lovely stained windows.

Thank annek3040
Reviewed May 28, 2017

Me and my partner visited the cathedral and I must say the building and grounds itself are absolutely stunning!! Upon entering the cathedral there was a choir playing and it was chillingly great!! Brilliant!

Thank lisamclauchlan93
Reviewed May 25, 2017

The carvings on the granite columns inside the church and the stained glass... mostly clear or opal glass with medallions ... are both magnificent. While technically not a Cathedral, but a High Kirk, (because there has been no Bishop in residence for hundreds of years...More

Thank Marguerite a
Reviewed May 24, 2017

St.Machar's is a quaint gem of a cathedral with a beautiful surrounding graveyard. It is located off of a quirky street (so it can be a bit difficult to park) but it is worth it. The churchyard has graves from about 1800- current times, and...More

Thank D D
Reviewed May 23, 2017

I'm not a religious person, but still found the cathedral an interesting place. Nice welcome and brief introduction explaining the coat of arms. An opera singer was rehearsing at the time,giving a beautiful sound whilst walking around. Beautiful park and gardens to the rear

Thank Coolhandluc
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