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Elgin Cathedral, Elgin

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  • Cathedral was closed when i went but did walk around outside you can see the historical buildings looks great will be back another time .  more »
  • It would take too long to write the history of this monument to the 12th century which has several times been partially destroyed and abandoned by the protest. For us is that we had sensations as nowhere else, this intersection of cultures and religions, a set of impressive and captivating. We had a lot of trouble to left this place out of time.
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  • Was about to close but with my husband we entered the gates that lead directly to the outside of the Cathedral and we visited very quickly lest they reproached us since we did not pay any ticket. :D very cute ...
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  • Absolutely fascinating cathedral, eerie and spooky in places, if you like that kind of atmosphere. There was monk chant music playing around the place which added to the haunting atmosphere. Fascinating gargoyle/Stone faces, and especially the one of the "guard dog". The gravestones all have the skull and crossbones on them. To do with the plague? Lovely architecture, even though its a ruin, but it's dramatic and mysterious and romantic. There's also a nice little gift shop selling the CD of the Monk chanting music, other music, scarves, gloves, and postcards of the gargoyles.
  • Wonderful ruins. Great exhibits. Lovely little shop with very helpful staff. Great view of Elgin at the top, if you can climb stairs.
  • Nice kept grounds with the grass cut beautifully. They do hold weddings in the Chapter House. If you feel you want a climb you can climb the tower with good views from the top.
  • Lantern of the North - Steeped in history, not to be missed if your visiting Elgin & Moray. A must for all history buffs.
  • I'm member of English Heritage so I have access to the site, but for those who had to pay there are much more to see than the view. There is an awesome collection of sculptures and the explanations are good and relevant. A full immersion into medieval art.
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