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Spynie Palace

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Address: Spynie Palace A941, Elgin IV30 5JG, Scotland
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Morning Fun

I took my 5 year old for the morning, we had great fun running around and exploring all areas off the palace. He enjoyed hearing all the history about it. The guy working there... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Alison K
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my 5 year old for the morning, we had great fun running around and exploring all areas off the palace. He enjoyed hearing all the history about it. The guy working there was really helpful and gave us other bits of information not mentioned on the info boards.

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Thank Alison K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely ruined castle, which has been partially and tastefully repaired to give the viewing public a better view. The view at the top is worth it. I'd suggest taking a picnic and enjoy the surrounding gardens too. Entry is only £5.

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Thank Stu H
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a short run by car on the Lossiemouth road from Elgin Cathedral lies Spynie Palace. Slighly off the main road and short walk from the car park to reception I saw the Tower but nearer reception I got a better idea of the extent of the Palace. My thanks to Julie at reception for her help and for the... More 

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Thank 780salmonman
Inverness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visit here regularly. Amazing old building and the kids love the grounds. The staff are friendly, helpful and really know the history of the place. Love coming here on a sunny day as it's a peaceful location and the views from the palace are incredible. Good interpretation boards from Historic Scotland and it's worth buying the guide book for a... More 

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Thank Alison M
Sao Paulo, SP
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In spring you can just relax in the grass yard in front of the palace's ruins or explore the ruins. On the roof, you may see a great Horizon views!!

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Thank Marcio-A36
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72 reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Went here with my young baby son and family and was told some interesting spooky stories of the castle by the staff when I bought a book - haunting castles of Scotland. He told us about the narrow corridor of the alter corner where he get lost during his routine area checkup before he has finish work of the day.... More 

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Thank Val L
Nairn, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Good place. Plenty parking. The grounds are well kept and maintained. Lovely area to explore. Entrance fee to pay but it's not too expensive.

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Thank Nae-fear
Quantico, Virginia
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

Neat stop with lovely views. We did get lost and took a few wrong turns before we got here but glad we followed thru and made it there. Short walk to the castle site and its worth the climb up to the top of the ruins for the pictures alone. The gentleman that had been working that day was extremely... More 

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Reviewed 14 December 2016

Something to do on a sunny day! Beautiful ruins with a nice view from the top - good photo opps and lots of local history.

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Thank ashley s
Moray, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

The site is closed for the season, so we were not able to access the indoor rooms during our recent visit. However, it was possible to walk all around and inside the ruins. It's a beautiful place - whether open or closed. A lovely place for a picnic and for photographs.

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