Spynie Palace

Historic Buildings & Homes

Elgin, Moray, IV30 5QG

    The residence of the bishops of Moray from the 14th century to 1686.

    For nearly 500 years, the bishops of Moray relaxed in this majestic building a short distance from their cathedral at Elgin. It even had its own bowling green and, according to one account, a tennis court.

    Today, you can climb David’s Tower, where bishops once entertained kings and queens.

    Very occasionally the property has to close at short notice due to adverse weather conditions or other reasons out with our control. Please check the Historic Scotland closures page for any unexpected site closures www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/hsclosure. You can also follow closure tweets from @welovehistory using #hsclosure. Alternatively please call the site before setting off to check they are open.


    4 Historic Attraction
    Green Tourism Gold
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Summer Opening Times
    1 Apr 2016 - 30 Sep 2016

    Open Summer Only: 1st April - 30 Sept Daily 9.30am - 5.30pm (last entry 5pm)

    Ticket Information
    Adult £4.50 per ticket
    Child £2.70 per ticket
    Concession £3.60 per ticket

    Joint ticket with Elgin Cathedral available
    Adult £7.20 Child £4.40 Concession £5.80

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


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    • Children Welcome


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