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St Machar's Cathedral

Chanonry | Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 1RQ, Scotland
+44 1224 485988
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Such an incredible place

I've been walking around the park when I accidentally walked pass by the cathedral. So I had a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
István Á
Szeged, Hungary
via mobile
Magnificent old building

I was visiting the graveyard of St Machar's cathedral, which is on the Chanonry, and decided to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Gladstone, Australia
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Chanonry | Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 1RQ, Scotland
+44 1224 485988
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I've been walking around the park when I accidentally walked pass by the cathedral. So I had a feeling about to look around it, when I've noticed that is open I went in. In there a lovely old man was politely asked me where I...More

Thank István Á
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was visiting the graveyard of St Machar's cathedral, which is on the Chanonry, and decided to look inside the cathedral whist there. The Cathedral dates back to the 14th century, when Old Aberdeen was called Aberdone. The interior is majestic, and I could have...More

Thank Jim4680
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked to St. Machar's Cathedral in the pouring rain in early June, through old Aberdeen along the beautiful cobblestone and granite walled streets. The rain brought out incredible colours in the granite and we walked past the history and magnificent architecture of Aberdeen University...More

Thank Wendy V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

St Machars is rustic outside but majestic inside. One can look for hours at the ceiling. History abiunds. Graveyard fascinating fir histiruval features. Near parkland for children to play while adults look at chapel.

Thank Lorna D
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and I with our Great Grandson who was singing in the Choir, it was a Christmas Carol Service being Recorded for Television. The Cathedral itself is situated in Old Aberdeen and is Famous for its Twin Spires. Around the Cathedral are Some old...More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 20 November 2017

The cathedral was really beautiful and has lovely staff who explain the history of the place. Would recommend, it's one of the few places in Aberdeen worth visiting.

Thank Balthabit
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Whether a believer or a nonbeliever this ancient place has century of atmosphere you could cut with a knife

Thank O182OEpierred
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Located in the heart of Old Aberdeen and just steps from Seaton Park, St. Machar's location is wonderful. The church itself is filled with history. The stonework is magnificent as is the interior - be sure to look up at the ceiling. The graveyard is...More

Thank backpacker31
Reviewed 21 October 2017

I was staying in Aberdeen and caught a bus to Old Aberdeen, which is well worth a visit. Went into the lovely 12th century granite cathedral and admired the lovely stained glass, a unique heraldic ceiling and fortified west front. It is one of the...More

Thank 213maureenb
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The site dates back to 580AD with this beautiful Cathedral dating between 1350 and 1520. The building is grand and the highlight for me is the unique Renaissance heraldic ceiling depicting the notable sovereigns of Europe. The stained glass is well worth a look -...More

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