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St Machar's Cathedral

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

This cathedral is beautiful. The graveyard in front of it is also rather beautiful, but if you enter the cathedral, you will see what I mean. The architecture is good, and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This cathedral is beautiful. The graveyard in front of it is also rather beautiful, but if you enter the cathedral, you will see what I mean. The architecture is good, and the people working there are friendly. You can always chat with them or ask questions. Furthermore, you can also take one of the guides to get a better experience... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful place to see. Not only the cathedral but the graveyard is also steeped in history. Worth visiting.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

A must to visit in Old Aberdeen. A wonderful building from the early 16t. century. If i am correct it was a bishopric from 1610?. recommend to walk about the churchyard, and read the scripts

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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 17 January 2017

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 11 January 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 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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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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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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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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