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Elgin Cathedral

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“beautiful ruin”(14 reviews)
Elgin Cathedral, also known as the ‘Lantern of the North’ is a majestic, historic ruin situated in Elgin. Elgin Cathedral is one of Scotland’s most beautiful medieval buildings, dating back to the 13th century. Elgin Cathedral has a rich history...more
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Elgin Cathedral King Street, Elgin IV30 1HU, Scotland
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All reviews chapter house well worth a visit beautiful ruin viewing platform north tower spiral staircase beautiful site information boards surrounding area entrance fee interesting history worth the climb ruins graveyard gravestones exhibition stonework
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a good afternoon nice view just great I really had good time I can recommend if you are morayshire.everyone have defarent test I know I just like it

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sylheti p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the beautiful place in north of Scotland. Lots of history of the cathedral. Love it had amazing time with friends. We will back again.,,beauty of North of Scotland,,

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 350huz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb place to visit, especially for the history and to wonder at the architecture. Wander around the grounds and soak up the atmosphere of this unique place. It's also close to the beautiful Cooper Park and to the Elgin museum so very easy for visitors...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Allan W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to visit, excellent staff... place of beauty and history.. the chapter house is a must see ..

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank cwilson46
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely setting for this old ruin - very good visit if interested in how cathedral masonry was carried out as some very interesting old bits. look out for a very special hidden monk.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank kate m
Reviewed February 11, 2019 via mobile

Rejoined Historic Scotland on this trip and enjoyed the benefit at this glorious cathedral. Has been on site for 800 years and suffered lots of attacks, collapses and bad weather - but is STILL here to be visited and admired. Climb to the top of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank CJTGlasgow
Reviewed February 8, 2019 via mobile

This is a beautiful ruin. The two towers look very nice. The building itself looks very nice. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Bibcay
Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

Not only fascinating to look around but also perfect time to show respect for all beings who built and buried here.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank miraclemine
Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

History inside here has taken over, the place is marvellous and well mantained. dont be scared bt the graves, you can learn so much things exploring the Cathedral

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank familytree78
Reviewed January 2, 2019

Fascinating ruin, with excellent exhibitions of carved stones and the history of the site. Amazing Chapter House which is still complete. Custodian told us what to look out for- very helpful

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Peter N
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September 18, 2015|
Response from ByHistoricScotland | Property representative |
Hello. You do not need to book before visiting, but we do recommend that you check for closures before setting off. This can be done on our website, by calling the site or by checking #hsclosures on Twitter. Regarding the... More