Top Attractions in Elgin, Morayshire

Elgin Museum

Elgin Museum is Scotland’s oldest independent museum.

The collections are housed in a Grade A listed building at the east end of the High Street - objects displayed from all around the world, but especially from Moray, dating from before the dinosaurs to the present day.

Opening details: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm

Admission details: Free admission for 2014 (thanks to local sponsorship)

For more information visit www.elginmuseum.org.uk

The Moray Motor Museum 

Around 40 classic cars and motorbikes exhibited in good condition. Many have racing pedigree and are still used competitively. A relaxed atmosphere, no overpriced guidebooks just friendly chat from the staff.

Opening details: April – Oct – 11am – 5pm 7 days

Admission details: Adults - £5.00, Juniors - £2.50 (5 to 14 years), Family -  £12.00 (2 Adults and own children), OAP’s -   £4.50

For more information visit www.moraymotormuseum.org

Johnsons of Elgin Mill

You can take a free guided tour of the entire manufacturing process with one of our experienced tour guides. Watch for yourself as the cashmere is dyed, teased, carded, spun and hand finished by the latest generation of Elgin craftsmen.

Tours available 10am – 3pm Mon-Thurs and 10am – 12pm Fri

For more information visit www.johnstonscashmere.com

Malt Whisky Trail

Seven working distilleries – including Benromach, Dallas Dhu, Glen Moray, Strathisla, Glen Grant, Speyside Cooperage, also Glenlivet, Cardhu, Glenfiddich

For more information visit www.maltwhiskytrail.com

Glen Moray Distillery

Glen Moray Distillery nestles on the banks of the River Lossie in the city of Elgin, the capital of Speyside, a region synonymous with malt whisky. Glen Moray Single Malt Whisky has been distilled here since 1897 by a small dedicated team of craftsmen. In over a century of distilling at Glen Moray, much has changed; however the ingredients, processes and skills of those responsible for producing Glen Moray remain constant.

Opening details: All year – Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. May to Oct – also Sat 10am-4.30pm

Admission details: Regular tour £3 pp

For more information visit www.glenmoray.com

Elgin Cathedral         

Elgin Cathedral is one of Scotland’s most beautiful medieval buildings, and the inspiration for many an artist. The imposing yellow sandstone ruin is also one of the most important architectural legacies from that bygone age.  The cathedral was the ecclesiastical centre, the spiritual heart, of the diocese of Moray. The bishop’s cathedra, or seat, was not always at Elgin – it had previously been at nearby Kinneddar, Birnie and Spynie – but once it was transferred to Elgin around 1224, it remained there until the Protestant Reformation of 1560 effectively left the cathedral redundant

Opening details: April to Sep – Mon – Sun 9.30-5.30pm, Oct to Mar – Mon/Tues/Wed/Sat/Sun 9.30-4.30pm

Admission details: Adult £5.50, Child £3.30, Concession £4.40, Joint ticket with Spynie Palace – Adult £7.20; Child £4.40; Concession £5.80

For more information visit

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Spynie Palace

Spynie Palace was for five centuries the residence of the bishops of Moray. During that time, the palace stood on the edge of Spynie Loch, a sea-loch giving safe anchorage for fishing boats and merchant vessels. A thriving settlement developed about it. Today, nothing remains of either the sea-loch or the medieval town. However, the gaunt ruin of Spynie Palace does survive remarkably intact. Together with St Andrews Castle in Fife, Spynie remains the largest surviving medieval bishop’s house in Scotland.

Opening details: April to Sep – Mon-Sun 9.30-5.30

Admission details: Adult £7.20, Child £2.70, Concession £3.60

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

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