Elgin Cathedral

Churches, Cathedrals & Abbeys

Elgin, Moray, IV30 1HU

    Elgin Cathedral, also known as the ‘Lantern of the North’ is a majestic, historic ruin situated in Elgin.

    Elgin Cathedral is one of Scotland’s most beautiful medieval buildings, dating back to the 13th century. Elgin Cathedral has a rich history - it was badly fire damaged in 1390 following an attack by Robert III's brother Alexander Stewart, Earl of Buchan, who was also known as the ‘Wolf of Badenoch’. The two towers of the West Front and the Chapter House are intact and open to the public and the climb is rewarded with magnificent views of the town of Elgin. The top of the tower has an open viewing platform with information boards highlighting the visible landmarks.

    The ceiling of the chapter house is considered to be one of the country’s finest octagonal structures and those with a keen eye may still see traces of gold paint.

    There is a shop and information point at the entrance where the steward will be happy to answer any questions and give more details on the fascinating history of the cathedral.

     


     

    Gradings
    4 Historic Attraction
    Awards
    Assisted wheelchair access Green Tourism Gold
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2014 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Open all year Closed Thursday & Friday 1st October-31st March.

    Ticket Information
    Ticket Type
    Ticket Tariff
    Adult £5.50 per ticket
    Child £3.30 per ticket
    Concessions £4.40 per ticket

    Joint ticket with Spynie Palace available.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Catering

    • Shop

    Facilities

    • ASVA Member
    • Disabled Access

    Payment Methods

    • Electron
    • Debit Card
    • Switch Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Solo Card
    • Cash
    • Delta Card
    • Mastercard
    • VISA Card

    Wedding Services

    • Wedding Packages Available
    • Religious Ceremony

    Domestic

    • Toilets

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop

    Transport

    • On Public Transport Route

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