Kapoors Year 8: Scotland/India/Bhutan travel blog

From The Glenfiddich Distillery We Headed Straight North To Elgin On The...

It Was Handy To Have The GPS On My iPhone, We Needed...

It Was Great To Get Out Of The Car And Stroll Around...

There Was An Entrance Fee To Access The Grounds, But We Could...

The Setting Sun Added A Great Deal Of Drama To The Ruins...

On The Opposite Side Of The Street I Spotted This Unusual Gate...

A Terrific Memorial To A Shoemaker Who Worked Diligently To Clear Debris...

We Made Our Way To The Rear Of The Cathedral To Where...

No Two Gravestones Were Alike, At First This One Appeared To Be...

And Then I Spotted The Dove Carved On The Left-Hand Arm Of...

The Sun Was Getting Rather Low And We Had A Ways To...


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BACKGROUND

Here’s what the Lonely Planet – Great Britain chapter on Stirling – Central Scotland has to say about Elgin:

“Elgin’s been the provincial capital of Moray for over eight centuries and was an important town in medieval times. Dominated by a hilltop monument to the 5th Duke of Gordon, Elgin’s main attraction is its impressive ruined cathedral, where the tombs of the duke’s ancestors lie.

Many people think that the ruins of Elgin Cathedral, known as the ‘lantern of the north’, are the most beautiful and evocative in Scotland. Consecrated in 1224, the cathedral was burned down in 1390 by the infamous Wolf of Badenoch, the illegitimate son of Robert II, following his excommunication by the Bishop of Moray. The octagonal chapter house is the finest in the country.”

KAPOORS ON THE ROAD

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