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Spynie Palace

Residence of the bishops of Moray

Spynie Palace

For five centuries until 1686, Spynie Palace was the residence of the bishops of Moray.

The beauty of the surroundings and the substantial wildlife and birdsong make the Palace a wonderful place to visit.


  • Mighty David’s Tower – the largest tower house by volume surviving in Scotland.
  • The corbels in the great hall – hinting at the structure’s former grandeur.
  • The site of the old cathedral – walk across to Spynie Kirk (not in HS care) and locate the gravestone of James Ramsay MacDonald, Labour’s first Prime Minister.
Green Tourism Award - Gold


Region – North and Grampian
Postcode: IV30 5QG

Opening arrangements

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

Admission prices

Adult £4.50, Child £2.70, Concession £3.60

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

Events at Spynie Palace

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29 July 2014

The Three Estates Costume Exhibition

Stirling Castle

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Ring of Brodgar Guided Walk

Ring Of Brodgar Stone Circle and Henge

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Katy Dove Exhibition

Duff House

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Swords of the Righteous

Edinburgh Castle

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Arthur's Secrets

Holyrood Park

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Fortress for the King

Fort George

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