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St Machar's Cathedral

Chanonry | Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 1RQ, Scotland
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This is a lovely Cathedral and well worth looking around as part of a visit to Old Aberdeen with a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Liz B
Great place to visit

Visited here with family and found this place great. Plenty parking and free to enter, the... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Brian B
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Chanonry | Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 1RQ, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely Cathedral and well worth looking around as part of a visit to Old Aberdeen with a walk along the picturesque Channonry between the two. The volunteer on duty was very helpful and informative.

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Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Visited here with family and found this place great. Plenty parking and free to enter, the cathedral is gorgeous and well worth a look. The man working here was lovely and was a really nice place to have a look around. Worth a visit if...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Went here in the summer holidays. A beautiful cathedral set at the top of the hill next to Seaton Park. Lovely views of it can be seen from Seaton Park. The gravestones around it are very nice too and the building is in great condition.

Thank Laurence B
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The cathedral today serves as the parish church of old Aberdeen.It has beautiful stain glass through out and a Heraldic ceiling ,coat of arms.A peaceful place of worship.Full of history..

Thank tess c
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I led with that because it's a myth that often comes up (even found in these reviews), and it irritates the church staff when folks (often American) ask. First of all, the original cathedral has been modified so much that there is nothing left from...More

Thank Emmessey
Reviewed 23 July 2017

If you are looking around old Aberdeen, take the extra few minutes to walk over to the church. Inside you'll be surprised how colourful the place is. The ceiling is stunning and really good to hear someone practising on the organ which had a great...More

Thank Andy R
Reviewed 12 July 2017

It's full of history and a very early cathedral it's not a huge building inside. But it's worth a look at

Thank kelly186487
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The history is all on the ceiling.....beautiful.Staff very helpful and enthusiastic. The cathedral and the grave stone settings capture much of Old Aberdeen's past. Set in the beautiful Chanonry. Worth a visit on a nice dry day, with the Park setting behind - also worth...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 10 July 2017

A wonderful visit with informative leaflets. Lighting a candle has not always been a tradition in the Scots Kirk but it is a welcome move without implication of the" bells and smells" that Presbyterians usually eschew! Thank you.

Thank Rals2nM
Reviewed 27 June 2017

located at the northern end of Old Aberdeen, surrounded by a nice graveyard, this Cathedral shall host the left arm of William Wallace, as he was executed and pieces of his body distributed around in 1305. According to the legend, the church was established back...More

Thank r0landbrunner
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