The residence of the bishops of Moray from the 14th century to 1686.
Spynie Palace is now open and we are delighted to welcome you back. Find out more about our re-opening plans.
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 https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/check-for-closures/. You can also follow closure tweets from @welovehistory using #hsclosure. Alternatively please call the site before setting off to check they are open.