Elgin Cathedral



Elgin Cathedral

Following the Scottish Government’s announcement that all of mainland Scotland will be moving to COVID protection level 4, at a minute past midnight on Saturday 26 December, HES will be closing all of our visitor attractions in these areas from 4pm on Wednesday 23 December.

This magnificent ruin dates back to the 13th Century and is one of Scotlands most beautiful medieval buildings.

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.


1-30 November:
Daily, 10am to 4pm

Advance booking required.

Monument may close for lunch.

December opening times to be confirmed.


25 and 26 December
1 and 2 January


  • Gift Shop

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