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  • 1 Sueno's Stone Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    B9011 GB - Forres IV36

    This superbly carved Pictish sandstone slab (now under glass), which dates from the 9C, is unique in Scotland. Three sides have decorative carving. The fourth side, the most spectacular, is narrative and depicts horsemen, warriors and headless corpse..

  • 2 Aberlour Distillery Interesting

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    GB - Aberlour AB38

    In the pretty flower-decked village of Aberlour, a visit to the distillery of its eponymous whisky is essential. The three-hour tour gives an idea of methods of production, useful information on how to appreciate and recognise the tastes and aromas o..

  • 3 Kirktown of Deskford Interesting

    Religious buildings

    B9018 GB - Kirktown of Deskford

    This roofless church has a richly decorated tabernacle dating back to 1551. Given by Alexander Olgivie, it is very much like the one in Cullen. The angels on the little niche of the holy sacrament hold the monstrance; lower down, there is an inscript..

  • 4 Cullen Auld Kirk Interesting

    Religious buildings

    A98 GB - Cullen AB56 4UU

    The 16C church marks the site of the old village. On the opposite wall, near the entrance, note the 16C tabernacle and a tomb with sculpted medallions of Alexander Olgivie and his wife. Beyond this is a marble monument to the Earl of Seafield, one of..

  • 5 Brodie Castle Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    A96 GB - Forres IV36 2TE

    The seat of the Brodies since the mid-11C, now occupied by the 25th Earl, the castle was altered in the 17 and 19C. It is renowned for its superb displays of daffodils in the spring. The rooms date from various periods and are the setting for a splen..

  • 6 Elgin Cathedral Interesting

    Religious buildings

    st. King GB - Elgin IV30 1HU

    Some say that Elgin Cathedral (1270) was the finest in Scotland. Its beige ruins now stand as a monument to its former beauty and are reminiscent of the intensive period of church building, the 13C. Ravaged by fire in 1390 and subjected to other dama..

  • 7 Seatown

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    A98 GB - Cullen

    This maze of cottages, courtyards and tiny streets, typical of the area's fishing villages, stretches along the seafront between the beach and harbour. Note the windows used for hanging the nets out to dry.

  • 8 Upper Town

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    A98 GB - Cullen

    In close contrast to the harbour area, the upper town has a spacious central square and a wide main street. This district was built in 1822, near the Earl of Seafield's manor, Cullen House (closed). The market cross dates from 1696 and originally sto..

  • 9 Falconer Museum

    Museums and art

    st. Toolbooth GB - Forres IV36 1PH

    This small local falconry museum also has a collection of traps made by poachers.

  • 10 Baxters

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    A96 GB - Fochabers IV32 7LD

    This company has belonged to the same family for four generations. It produces and sells high-class grocery products, soups, sauces and jams in particular. A 15 min video film presents the company, this is followed by a guided tour of the factory wit..

  • 11 Elgin Museum

    Museums and art

    1 st. High GB - Elgin IV30 1EQ

    An Italian-style building (1843), home to the local history museum: fossils of fish and reptiles found in the area; engraved Pictish stones, notably the Burghead Bulls.

  • 12 High Street

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    st. High GB - Elgin IV30 1EQ

    Tiny streets and passageways run from north to south of the town's busiest street. Braco's Banking House can be recognised by its arcades. Further down on the right where the street widens is a 17C Tower, now offices. At the far end of the street, La..

  • 13 Moray Motor Museum

    Museums and art

    st. Bridge GB - Elgin IV30 4DE

    A number of classic models in this small collection of cars and motorbikes: a model T Ford, a 1937 Bentley, a silent sports car, a Bristol 403 (1953), made by Bristol Aero after the Second World War, a 1929 Rolls Royce Phantom I, transformed into a h..

  • 14 Church of St Giles

    Religious buildings

    st. Greyfriars GB - Elgin IV30 1LF

    The attractive St Giles' Church, built in classical style by Archibald Simpson of Aberdeen, is enhanced by its location in the middle of the main street. It is dominated by the grooved colonnaded portico and bell tower.

  • 15 Fisheries and Community Museum

    Museums and art

    2 quay Pitgaveny GB - Lossiemouth IV31 6TW

    The Fisheries and Community Museum, situated next to the harbour, gives an interesting illustration of the different aspects of fishing, related activities and life as it was in a fishing village at that time. On the upper floor is a reconstitution o..

  • 16 Pluscarden Abbey

    Religious buildings

    GB - Elgin IV30 8UA

    Pluscarden Abbey is set in a pastoral valley. A priory was founded in 1230 and became an abbey in 1974. It has housed a Benedictine community since 1948. Visitors are welcome to see restoration work already accomplished in the church and monastic bui..

  • 17 Castle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    GB - Duffus IV30

    Duffus Castle, set on a flat and fertile coastal plain, dates back to the Middle Ages. The motte hill, crowned by a stone keep is surrounded by a deep ditch. The site is relatively well preserved for a building from this period.

  • 18 Spynie Palace

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    A941 GB - Elgin IV30 5QG

    The ruins of Spynie Palace can be viewed from the outside only. Much of this episcopal seat dates from the 15C. The tower known as Davie's Tower is a six-storey keep with walls almost 3m thick. Patrick Hepburn, the last Catholic incumbent to have liv..

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