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Spynie Palace

Spynie Palace A941, Elgin IV30 5JG, Scotland
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Spynie Palace A941, Elgin IV30 5JG, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had not been here for some years so interesting to see the changes. More of the tower now open and a great viewing platform on top of the tower. Interesting ruins with a bit to see and the views from the top of the tower...More

Thank Alastair W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great historical building with lots to explore. Fantastic views, well informed staff, good guide book, great story.

Thank Foodie50XX
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

A very interesting ruin, with good interpretation which lets you see how it used to be without overpowering. Guide books are available if you want more information, from the cabin which is at the entrance. Best of all - the doors open! So many monuments...More

Thank LTAS100
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Lots to explore, fantastic views. Very informative guide in office. Very good with children. Will definitely return.

Thank Audrey T
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

What an excellent hidden gem. It's a ruin that has been considerately renovated enough to allow you to climb stairs and explore, while still using your imagination. Great value.

1  Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I'd never heard of Spynie Palace until I happened across it in the English Heritage handbook, and our visit was a casual drop-in as we passed it on our way to Fort George. I'm glad we did: it's a real surprise. Spynie was the seat...More

2  Thank Bard999
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Having just visited nearby Elgin Cathedral ,we dropped in for a look round nice friendly welcome from the custodian.Pope Innocent the 3rd declares permission for Bishop Brice to build a cathedral at Spynie. A later Bishop Andrew decides to keep Spynie as his residence and...More

Thank craigluscar
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Guide was very informative, this was a huge castle with much historic redound , but is relegated to the quiet side roads, so make the trip and find a treasure of a site.

Thank drewfountain
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Having been recommended by Historic Scotland to visit, glad we took the advice to visit Spynie Palace situated close to Elgin and a must to see on the same day as having visited Elgin Cathedral. Set in such lovely grounds and a place steeped in...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We went to Spynie palace not knowing what to expect and was not disappointed we were greeted by the guide who you could tell was really enthusiastic and caring about the palace. There was so much history and facts to learn and so many parts...More

Thank debnme
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1 October 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
29 January 2015|
Response from Whytewitch59632 | Reviewed this property |
The building is closed from 1st October until the 1st of April each year .