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St Machar's Cathedral

Chanonry | Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 1RQ, Scotland
+44 1224 485988
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A different cathederal

Made the mistake of walking to this attraction from the city centre. Very dissapointed with the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
tom g
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
Stunning!x

Been to visit the Cathedral on many occasions as my parents were married here! However first time... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Niggbay1
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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“stained glass” (9 reviews)
“left arm” (4 reviews)
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Chanonry | Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 1RQ, Scotland
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+44 1224 485988
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"heraldic ceiling"
in 16 reviews
"stained glass"
in 9 reviews
"left arm"
in 4 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 22 reviews
"twin spires"
in 3 reviews
"steeped in history"
in 6 reviews
"william wallace"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 9 reviews
"old church"
in 6 reviews
"high street"
in 3 reviews
"cobbled streets"
in 3 reviews
"city centre"
in 8 reviews
"graveyard"
in 36 reviews
"seaton"
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"worship"
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"headstones"
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Reviewed yesterday

Made the mistake of walking to this attraction from the city centre. Very dissapointed with the area around which is supposed to be 'interesting' but proved very unwelcoming

Thank tom g
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been to visit the Cathedral on many occasions as my parents were married here! However first time taking my children aged 11 and 9 this month, they really enjoyed it! Such a stunning Cathedral, with beautiful stain glass windows and would recommend a visit for...More

Thank Niggbay1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set in the picturesque world of Old Aberdeen, this church is a real gem. The ceiling alone is worth the visit, but I was also struck by the rustic yet grand atmosphere of the exposed stone walls. I was greeted by a very knowledgeable guide...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful architecture. Very spiritual. A quiet place for reflection. The ceiling was very interesting so make a point of looking up.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

An ancient church on an even older site, St. Machar is within the heart of Old Aberdeen. Take the cobbled roads past Georgian manses to find this cathedral surrounded by a cemetery just as ancient and poetic. Set at the entryway to Seaton Park, a...More

Thank Nick G
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Fondly recalling long ago days of singing here with my school choir, I returned recently while on a walk and found it every bit as interesting as before. Admission is free and there is a cathedral shop just inside. The roof is well worth looking...More

Thank Alastair N
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Popped in here when we were at Seaton Park today. Lovely inside and a nice little cemetary outside too.

Thank Laurence B
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Walking in old Aberdeen when I find this amazing place. Great building, so beautiful. And the windows are fantastic art. This is one of MUST SEE.

Thank Pétur Bjarni G
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Architecturally this is a gem. The kirk yard was even better! It's located in a wonderful, historic part of town with cobbled streets. The staff man was very welcoming. He even recommended visiting the Univ. Botanic Garden when we left, which we did and were...More

Thank Suzanne G
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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

this was actually before april 2017, but wont let me go back further,,,, my sister got married here, it’s absolutely stunning but freezing especially when you get married in december and it’s snowing, but apart from that its a beautiful cathedral

Thank smunr
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