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.”
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