St Giles Shopping Centre Elgin
St Giles Shopping Centre Elgin


HISTORY


The old town of Elgin in Moray was more compact than today, with Lady Hill to the east and the cathedral to the west. A royal castle once stood on Lady Hill but only remains can be seen of it today. It was this castle which Edward I of England occupied during the turbulent closing years of the 13th century. On Lady Hill today you will see a tall column, a monument erected in honour of the Duke of Gorgon.

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Elgin Cathedral built in the closing years of the 13th century, many people hold it be the most beautiful cathedral in Scotland! The cathedral was burnt to the ground in 1390, together with the old town of Elgin, by Alexander, Earl of Buchan, perhaps better known today as the notorious Wolf of Badenoch.

If you feel energetic enough to climb the north tower, you will be rewarded with a great view of the town
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