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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.

Highlights

  • 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

Location

Region – North and Grampian
Postcode: IV30 5QG

Opening arrangements

Summer only
1 April - 30 September, Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun, 9.30am to 5.30pm (last entry 5pm)

Admission prices

Summer
Adult £4.50, Child £2.70, Concession £3.60

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

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Allan Ramsay - Master Draughtsman

Duff House

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Weaving the Unicorn exhibition

Stirling Castle

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Waterloo Colours

Edinburgh Castle

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The Other Mary Exhibition

Stirling Castle

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Coast

Duff House

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Archaeology and Birds at Brodgar

Ring Of Brodgar Stone Circle and Henge

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Ring of Brodgar Walk

Ring Of Brodgar Stone Circle and Henge

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Women of Independence

Edinburgh Castle

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Fortress for the King

Fort George

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Arthur's Secrets

Holyrood Park

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