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
1 Apr to 30 Sept:
Daily, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Last entry 5pm

1 Oct to 31 Mar:
Daily, 10am to 4pm
Last entry 3.30pm

Closed for lunch 12 noon to 1pm.

We recommend booking online in advance to guarantee entry.

Events and Activities at Elgin Cathedral

Easter Eggsplorer Trails
07 – 10 April 2023

Get ready for a historic Easter trail through some of our most iconic sites including castles, abbeys and forts! Work out who has been stealing all the Easter Eggs- your suspects are Ruth the Cat, Grace the Falcon, Dougie the Dog and Wilfred the Wolf. Hunt down all of our Easter egg pictures at the site, each with a letter, and use the letters to spell out who the sneaky culprit is. If you correctly solve the challenge, a chocolate treat awaits!

Drop-in event. Entry is in included in admission. For more information call 0131 668 8885 or email events@hes.scot

Twelfth Night
05 August 2023, doors open 6.45pm for 7.30pm start

“Illyria presents an evening of romance, music and sheer joy – all performed on a stage inspired by those of the Elizabethan touring troupes.

Following a shipwreck, Viola is washed in Illyria, where her only chance for survival is to make use of her quick wit and fine singing voice, disguising herself as a man and applying to work in the court of Duke Orsino.

The lovesick Orsino sends “him” to lady Olivia to woo her on his behalf, but Viola’s efforts are so successful that Olivia falls for Viola rather than Orsino. Meanwhile Olivia’s carousing uncle Sir Toby Belch crosses swords with her steward Malvolio and devises a wicked plan to humiliate him. It could all end in tears – even if most are from laughter. Suitable for ages 8+.

Adult – £17, Child (5-16)-£13, Under 7s-free, Family (2 + 2)- £49,Concession -£15
10% all prices for HS members. For more information call 0131 668 8885 or email events@hes.scot


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