Elgin is located in the north part of Scotland and is a shining light of the country.
This burgh is a market community and is the heart of the both the fishing and farming community in Moray. It is considered to be a great place to spend time checking out through exploration.
High Street allows for pedestrian traffic, so this allows for window shopping while enjoy the weather along with the scenery. The side streets also provide a variety of different businesses and shops. South Street, which happens to run parallel to High Street, provides a major shopping area in town.
The Braco Banking House, which is located on the east end of High Street, provides history of Elgin. The building has low lintels and crow stepped gables.
It just so happens that that it is one of the oldest building on High Street and goes back to the 17th Century. The museum for the town is located next door and provides a variety of different exhibits, and also holds things like workshops, courses about different treasures from the city and conferences.
The ruin of Elgin Cathedral, which is one of the most important buildings in the city, is known as Lantern of the North and oasis of calm. It can be found next to the Cooper Park, where visitors are able to feed the ducks on the pond, look at the Biblical garden along with getting involved with the crazy golf, tennis, bowls and even trampoline.
The ruins from the cathedral provide an extremely atmospheric. Visitors should look into all parts of what is left, whether it is a nook or even a cranny.
There is a portion of the house that is shaped in an octagon that still has a roof on it. Then going outside to see the sky is another great option.
To see a bird’s eye view of Elgin, visitors are able to climb to the top of the tower that has been renovated with the help of the Historic Scotland.
The Elgin Biblical Garden, which happens to be the first of its kind in Scotland. The garden is located adjacent to the original cathedral and displays all the plants that are mentioned in the Bible, which happens to be 110.
The Moray Motor Museum, which is located near by the Biblical Garden, follows the evolution of automobiles. It also has many vintage cars that show great character.
The luxury lover needs to make a visit to the Johnstons Cashmere Visitor Centre. This centre provides cashmere knitwear along with telling the story about the processing of the fiber through garment. There is an audio-visual presentation that is used through the guided tour of the mill.
There are plenty of attractions and things to see not only within Elgin and outside of town. Visitors can also to towards Inverness and stop at Glen Moray Distillery where they can get a tour and get a sample of the malt.
One of the finest castles found in Scotland at one time is the Spynie Castle, which is among what is known as the eerie beech and birch trees in Spynie Woods.
One of the last monasteries that functioned in Scotland is the Pluscarden Abbey, which is just a little bit out of Elgin. Visitors are welcome to join the Benedictine monks as they worship and ten to their spiritual haven.
By exploring the other villages and towns of the area, visitors will be able to see the unique character of each one and also see the diversity of Scotland.