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“the time space continuum”

St Machar's Cathedral
Ranked #7 of 153 things to do in Aberdeen
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

When you enter St Machar's Cathedral you are at once impressed by the warmth of the building's atmosphere. There is peace, calm and a sense of history in these old stones. The Cathedral has been able to trace its priests and ministers from the foundation of the building and they are recorded just inside the building beside the south porch where you will also find really useful guides to the magnificent heraldic ceiling which traces the history of Europe and Scotland in the painted bosses. There are also some beautiful staned glass windows - Victorian and more modern by Strachan and Wilson. Several memorials grace the walls of the church and there is a lovely little chapel where you can spend a moment in prayer and quiet reflection
The surrounding churchyard especially at the east end of the Cathedral (the ruined part) is very interesting with some notable graves. The area immediately beside the Cathedral has some elegant old houses which are worth a look.

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Reviewed August 31, 2013

Talk about double luck!! When we arrived at the Cathedral a wedding was just concluding and the wedding party was departing just as it had been at the Kings College Chapel an hour before. We entered the cathedral after the wedding party had left. The cathedral is magnificent and a "must" to visit. The old church yard is very interesting and we actually found the graves of several of my wife's ancestors.

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Reviewed August 10, 2013

My grandparents came to the United States from Aberdeen. My mother and aunts had been to St. Machar's Cathedral several years ago and found many gravestones with the family name. My sister and I found the cathedral to be absolutely beautiful, and we enjoyed our visit.

Thank Carol O
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

The interior was very interesting old wood work and stone work which I liked ,there was a little gift shop and the staff were very helpful by answering questions.

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Reviewed July 18, 2013

We arrived at the Cathedral just as the bride and groom were finishing off their photos. This was a good start. The cemetry is really good with high tomb stones of granite and some tell a good story. We were met inside and given some information and a paddle full of coats of arms. The reflected those on the ceiling so we were able to see who the belonged to. On the way out after our visit the bells began to ring. The surrounding area is also worth a visit with many other attractions

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