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Spynie Palace, Elgin

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#6 of 14 in Historic Sites in Moray
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  • Lots to explore, fantastic views. Very informative guide in office. Very good with children. Will definitely return.  more »
  • What an excellent hidden gem. It's a ruin that has been considerately renovated enough to allow you to climb stairs and explore, while still using your imagination. Great value.  more »
  • I'd never heard of Spynie Palace until I happened across it in the English Heritage handbook, and our visit was a casual drop-in as we passed it on our way to Fort George. I'm glad we did: it's a real...  more »
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  • Wonderful castle definitely one of my favourites. Lots of nooks to explore and if you climb to the top of the tower you can see for miles. I was lucky enough to sit up there for a while watching jets fly in and out of RAF Lossiemouth which is just up the road. Special mention to employee Donald who was happy to chat away and share some facts - very good at and obviously loves his job :)
  • Some great views from the top of the place ruins but not much else to See, there could be more historical info points.
  • THIS IS A FANTASTIC PLACE TO VISIT.... Such a large Scottish ruin that is missed by many and a Palace no less this is better than many of the castles around that should really be called big houses. Any way, well worth a visit if you are in the area.
  • Amazing castle, lovely location, bit of a shame they tried to rebuild it but I guess its okay. Great grounds for a muck about with the kids too
  • Came here on the off chance had the place to myself so managed to talk at length with the guide. He was happy to chat I managed to climb to the top of the tower and I'm very glad I did just look at the view!!

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