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St Machar's Cathedral

Chanonry | Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen AB24 1RQ, Scotland
+44 1224 485988
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Ancient and Lovely

An ancient church on an even older site, St. Machar is within the heart of Old Aberdeen. Take the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Nick G
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
It's been part of my life for a long time

Fondly recalling long ago days of singing here with my school choir, I returned recently while on a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Alastair N
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good34%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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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"
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"stained glass"
in 9 reviews
"left arm"
in 4 reviews
"well worth a visit"
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"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"
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"cobbled streets"
in 3 reviews
"city centre"
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"graveyard"
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"seaton"
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"worship"
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Reviewed 5 days 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Wondering around Aberdeen we found this magnificent building and decidednyo go in.... Surprise! We were wellcomed by a Portuguese-speaker scotish guy! It was awesome! He took us around and told us the history and the story of the cathedral. Incredible. Is worth the visit. The...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Was here for my best mates daughters wedding in November. It's a lovely building in a lovely setting in Old Aberdeen. I was brought up here from birth so know this area like the back of my hand. Seat on Park is at the back...More

Thank Stevie M
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

Friendly people, wonderful historic building , great music a fantastic piece of Old Aberdeen history

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

This is Very Old. The churchyard is jammed but the Cathedral is an experienced host of tourists exploring its story -- which dates back to the earliest Christian penetration. Not particularly beautiful but well cared-for.

Thank Nail56
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