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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice place to visit and have a wander around, alot of history in the ruins, beware of the narrow steps in the towers especially if someone is coming in the opposite direction , but the view from the top is amazing and worth the...More

Thank Amanda G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had passed this ruin by on our last trip and my goodness are we glad that we stopped this time. The history and preservation of the ruined cathedral are really interesting. Well worth a visit. Go up in the towers to see the displays...More

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the cathedral as part of a tour of the places my ancestors lived and were involved in and I was particularly keen to view some of the graves of my distant ancestors. The staff in the office were extremely helpful and lent me...More

Thank martind_61
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was going to be a short visit. Walk around some ruins of an old church and it would have been, except for the wonderful exhibits. Beautifully displayed and described pieces from the old church. Awesome view from the top of one of the towers....More

Thank ksejrs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even though in ruins how lovely is the cathedral. With the blue sky and sun behind it, it was a sight to be seen. Worth a visit

Thank Tracey D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A partial ruin this cathedral retains plenty of exciting and beautiful features. If you make it to the top of the tower the view will take your breath away.

Thank Carmilla V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All I can say is.....visit this Cathedral ruin,it is so worth it! If you have the stamina then definitely climb to the top of the two towers. The Stone exhibition at various floors of the towers are really great. I felt overwhelmed by the sheer...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyable afternoon tour of Elgin Cathedral, good views over Elgin from the top and interesting ruins.

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As members of Historic Scotland this has been on our list if sites to visit and we were glad we did. There's an opportunity to climb up to the roof of halfway up if you'd rather not climb too high. The views even halfway up...More

Thank Sockknitter5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most of the managed sites close at 5:30pm in summer, with last entry 30 min before. This was our last visit on a long drive from Edinburgh day, so it was after 4:30 when we arrived. They advised to go up the towers first, as...More

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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