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Spynie Palace A941, Elgin IV30 5QG, Scotland
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All reviews historic scotland short walk from the car park mary queen of scots worth a visit guide book great place to explore quiet location surrounding landscape english heritage information boards hidden gem fascinating history sunny day visiting elgin ruin tower castle
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I used to come here when I was a little girl and in turn, brought my daughters and grandson here. A firm favourite for me and a place I often revisit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Egraine
Reviewed November 5, 2018

Lovely location but quite expensive for what it is best to combine with Cathedral visit. Once you have climbed the ruins and took in the views there is not much else to do. Only open April to September.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank hamdrip
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Well worth a visit especially if you have visited Elgin cathedral too. Nicer on a sunny day with plenty to see from the tower.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jane B
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Spynie Palace remains one of my favourite ruins to visit and makes me wish I could travel back in time to become a bishop of Moray. Between the towers and the cellars, there's so much to see! Visitors should take the opportunity to ascend David's...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AmandaLHusson
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Just joined the trust what a great place too visit well worth a trip up the coast and only a short distance from Elgin cathedral

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Menugrabber
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Very interesting place- only ruins left but the history relates to Elgin Cathedral. Worth a visit. People working in the shop are very helpful and informative.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Louise M
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

Interesting ruins and well worth a visit. There is quite a lot to see, steps to climb and cellars to explore.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bizzy6
Reviewed August 19, 2018

This is a great place to explore. They are renovating some of it but there is plenty to look at. This includes a cellar. The outside has some steep slopes as there was a once a loch beside it that has since receded.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Candy M
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

Turned up before the guide had opened up, rather then being told to clear off, and told to come back when open, this lovely lady, had a little chat, and told us a brief history of the place.once she had opened up, she showed us...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely visit to Spynie Palace this morning. It has been a good number of years since we have visited and it was great to see the amount of work that has been undertaken. The custodian Donald was very helpful and very knowledgable...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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October 1, 2017|
Response from LTAS100 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know the answer to your question. I suggest you contact Historic Scotland / Historic Environment Scotland who own Spynie Palace. I would be extremely surprised if dogs were not allowed on a lead. The palace... More
January 29, 2015|
Response from Whytewitch59632 | Reviewed this property |
The building is closed from 1st October until the 1st of April each year .