Elgin is a town rich in heritage, with interesting historical buildings to visit, scenic surroundings and the nearby lovely Moray coast. The town has a good selection of restaurants if you want to eat out, as well as a varied range of pubs and bars and clubs for an enjoyable evening.
The town has a good range of independent shops in the High Street and you’ll also find St. Giles Shopping Centre in the town which has a mix of independent and national stores. For business, there are conference venues including those at the Mansefield Hotel Elgin Conference Centre and the Alexander Graham Bell Centre, Moray College, and the nearest major airport is Inverness Airport.
Elgin Car Hire
Wherever you are in Elgin, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Elgin car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
While in Elgin, you could make a visit to these places:
This Museum has a range of collections relating to the history of Elgin and surrounding area from prehistory onwards, including fossils such as fish and reptiles, Neolithic and Bronze Age artefacts, Pictish stones, Roman coins, Victorian items and photographs, as well a number of exhibits from across the world including silver and ceramics.
You can visit the ruins of this medieval Cathedral built from the 13th century and was formerly the Bishops of Moray’s main church. You can still see the stone bishop statue and the chapter house where the clergy used to meet and the splendid west front of the building, and guided tours are available where you can learn all the Cathedral’s history and all its remaining features.
Fochabers Folk Museum
Not far from Elgin is this interesting Museum which houses collections relating the social history of the region during the 1700’s and 1800’s. Exhibits that you can see include historical carriages, and a recreated classroom in recognition of Alexander Milne who started Milne’s Free School in the 19th century.
Moray Leisure Centre
This Leisure Centre has a good range of facilities and activities to take part in such as swimming, squash, health studio and gym. There’s also an ice rink at the Centre, and you can enjoy a range of exercise classes as well as group cycling and yoga, and also have beauty treatments.
You can come and see the remains of Spynie Palace where the Bishops of Moray formerly lived, and Scotland’s biggest remaining Bishops’ residence from the middle ages. You can look around what remains of the building, including the enclosure walls and part of a round tower, along with the large David’s Tower where you can see Scotland’s royal arms along with coats of arms of several of the Bishops.
Map of Elgin, click the directions icon to open a larger map for driving directions from Elgin to any other location.