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St Machar's Cathedral

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Address: Chanonry | Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 1RQ, Scotland

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lovely piece of Aberdonian Architecture

Probably the nicest cathedral/ church in Aberdeen. Getting married there myself so i may be buyist. Ive yet to stroll round the back and i am told the gardens are nice when in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Probably the nicest cathedral/ church in Aberdeen. Getting married there myself so i may be buyist. Ive yet to stroll round the back and i am told the gardens are nice when in bloom

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the hidden wonderful historic buildings in Aberdeen. It offers a magnificent interior that all photographers should visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A magnificent historic cathedral of interest to historians and photographers as well as those interested in just visiting the building. Staff are friendly and helpful.

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Chadron, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my grandmother to see St. Machar's. This cathedral is rumored to be the resting place of one of William Wallace's limbs which is cool for any Braveheart fan. The man in the shop was very helpful and answered all of our questions and provided us with some more information through booklets. When visiting, have a look at... More 

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Chabanais, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We attended a couple of services last year and this. Great building and warm welcome from everyone we met. None of your dour Scots here. Lovely singing from the choir.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I have previously toured the grounds of the cathedral, but this week I made it inside - to go to a concert by Aberdeen Uni Concert Band. What a great place for a concert. The pews are hard, but survivable for a 2 hour night in, but you might think about sneaking a cushion! Acoustically, this group produced a great... More 

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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Fantastic history in this building, just fantastic walking around inside and in the graveyard outside the cathedral where there are graves dating back to the 14th century. There is even a rumour that the heart of William Wallace is buried in one of the walls surrounding the graveyard.

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Aberdeen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Beautiful building - lots to see and usually peaceful. The guides are wonderful and the surroundings are lovely, especially down into Seaton Park.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Very beautiful church and graveyard. You can also learn a lot about its history inside and I met a woman working there who was incredibly friendly and told me even more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

St Machar's cathedral is a very unique and very interesting cathedral. It doesn't look like anything i've ever seen before but is so beautiful. There's a lot of informations/flyers available in the church and lovely staff who is available for any inquiries or questions. Definitely worth a visit.

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