Amazing ruins of the Gothic Cathedral
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Amazing ruins of the Gothic Cathedral Elgin Reviews
Amazing cathedral for architecture lovers Dec 17, 2012
This pre-reformation Gothic cathedral is one of the most important in the Scottish history. It was built in 13th century and rebuilt later on. Unfortunately fires and reformation in the middle of 16th century weren't any good for this place. The regeneration started in the middle of 19th century and helped to preserve the ruins till these days.
I liked Gothic vaults preserved inside, as well as outside and a nice view from the main portal. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elgin_Cathedral)
I travelled by a train via Aberdeen, where I spent an hour waiting for a connecting one to Inverness via Elgin, so got the opportunity to take some photos there before boarding. You can also connect your stay with a walk following the river Lossie to the Quarry Woods (http://www.rfar.co.uk/documents/ElginandRiverLossieandQuarryQoodinNorthEastScotland.pdf).
It is interesting, that the name 'Elgin' can be found around the world, e.g. in Canada, USA or South Africa.
If you like architecture and nature, this place is a good point for a short stay.
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