Elgin attractions

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highlands of ScotlandElgin is known as the Lantern of the North. Elgin Cathedral was founded in 1224 but destroyed in 1390. There is a charge to visit the ruins, now in the care of Historic Scotland. Elgin has a leisure centre for swimming, Ice Skating and other activities. In the heart of whisky country, you may wish to visit one of the many distilleries open to the public. The Moray Motor Museum houses a collection of cars and motor cycles in an old mill building. Elgin is 40 miles east of Inverness.


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Attractions Elgin Cathedral. Tel 01343 547171. 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. Location: In the centre of Elgin.

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Attractions The Moray Motor Museum , Elgin. Housed in converted mill buildings at Bridge Street, the museum is home to a collection of vintage motor cars and motorcycles. Sports cars from the 1950's, motorcycles from the 1930's to the present and various bicycles form the main collection. A 1928 Rolls Royce Phantom 1 is the main attraction of the museum. It also features an old water mill, dating back to 1230, which has been fully restored and is now in full working order. Location: In the centre of Elgin.

The Moray Motor Museum

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Attractions Spynie Palace, near Elgin. Tel 01343 546358. For five centuries, 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. About 2 miles north of Elgin.

Spynie Palace

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