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Elgin Cathedral

Home to Scotland’s finest octagonal chapter house

Elgin Cathedral

One of Scotland’s most beautiful medieval buildings, Elgin Cathedral is a magnificent ruin, much of which dates back to the 13th century.

Its many outstanding architectural features include the country’s finest octagonal chapter house.

Highlights

  • Guided Tours available Monday-Friday
  • The wonderful 13th-century west front – one of the finest architectural sights in Scotland.
  • The stone bishop – this ‘larger-than-life’ statue in the nave looks for all the world like a giant chess piece.
  • The 15th-century chapter house – the ‘board room’ of the cathedral authorities still stands remarkably complete.
  • Scotland’s tallest gravestone – placed against the south choir aisle, it stands 5m high and records the Anderson family of Linkwood from 1674 to 1813.
Green Tourism Award - Gold

Location

Region – North and Grampian
Postcode: IV30 1HU

Opening arrangements

Summer
1 April - 30 September, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30 am to 5.30 pm

Winter
1 October - 31 March, Mon Tue Wed Sat Sun, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

Admission prices

All year
Adult £5.50, Child £3.30, Concession £4.40

Joint ticket with Spynie Palace available
Adult £7.20, Child £4.40, Concession £5.80

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