Elgin Cathedral

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We recommend booking online in advance to guarantee entry.

This magnificent ruin dates to the 13th Century and is one of the most beautiful medieval buildings in Scotland. It is the only Cathedral in Moray.

Almost destroyed in 1390 by Alexander Stewart, the infamous ‘Wolf of Badenoch’.

You can see the bishop’s home at Spynie Palace, two miles north of the town. Magnificent views from the NW tower.

Apart from the towers and the Chapter House, the Cathedral is accessible to visitors using wheelchairs or with limited mobility. In wet weather the grass areas can be soft.

The shop and display areas are accessible with care and if time permits the steward will give a tour.

Opening times
29 Mar to 30 Sept:
Daily, 10am to 4.30pm
Last entry 3.30pm

1 Oct to 28 Mar:
Daily, 10am to 4pm
Last entry 3.00pm

Closed for lunch 12 noon to 1pm.

We recommend booking online in advance to guarantee entry.


  • Gift Shop

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