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St Machar's Cathedral

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Address: Chanonry | Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 1RQ, Scotland
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Spectacular history

What a fabulous cathedral. Such history. The ceiling is truly awe inspiring. The stained glass is unbelievably wonderful. The headstones are wonderful. The gorgeous and peaceful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a fabulous cathedral. Such history. The ceiling is truly awe inspiring. The stained glass is unbelievably wonderful. The headstones are wonderful. The gorgeous and peaceful park adjoining is so worth a walk through.

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's a lovely church and peaceful lovely devour and I really loved the building and well worth the visit

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Thank Nigel C
Perth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A vey nice cathedral, situated in Old Aberdeen, which is a lovely area. Very interesting that the old headstones detail the jobs of the deceased. The heraldry ceiling was lovely.

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Santa Maria
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Set off with map provided by Information Centre. No clear direction to the Cathedral. No signposts anywhere. A little help to find the Cathedral would have been great.

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Thank glasses2go
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The church is very old, beautiful and very nicely looked after. its a very short bus ride from the central bus stop and a 10 minute walk to the location. there is no charge to enter in to the church for sightseeing,

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Thank gunarathna
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I must admit we got married here so it does hold a special place in my heart but we have also travelled all over the world and seen many hundreds of churches and this is an excellent example with a lovely established churchyard right next to a beautiful park. Lovely for a wander and some gorgeous houses on the Chanonry... More 

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Thank Dnaray
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This building has such a history and is set in the ancient area known as Old Aberdeen. The setting is lovely and the graveyard surrounding it is well maintained. The staff inside are helpful and knowledgable. Car parking is available nearby especially at weekends.

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Thank Henry T
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Situated on one of Aberdeens most popular circular walks, the cathedral is a great place to stop off for a look. The carved, painted heraldic roof is amazing. The whole place is great to wander round, read the info cards and headstones, monuments.

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Thank davidgirling
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Very spooky old traditional cathedral and graveyard located in old Aberdeen. Interesting to visit and magical to visit a concert such as carols in the winter. Lively architectural gem that is atmospheric and picturesque.

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Thank Sarah D
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

We had visited a few "cathedrals" in Aberdeen and were not overly impressed by some but St Machar's was the real deal. Plenty of details about its history and impressive inside, if you are visiting Aberdeen take out some time and pay it a visit, we even walked back through the University and back into the city centre.

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