Elgin sits in the world famous whisky region on the south coast of the Moray Firth. The town’s fascinating history is captured in many ways, from the medieval street plan to the old cobbled market square and magnificent sandstone cathedral ruins. After stocking up on goodies from the shops and discovering the famous distilleries around the area, visit the vibrant city of Inverness for some more sight-seeing.

Choose to stay in one of our lovely cottages in Elgin and you’re only a stone’s throw away from the coast where you can spend the day rock-pooling at Hopeman East beach or walking along the tideline at Burghead beach.

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Elgin Cathedral is affectionately named ‘The Lantern of the North’ and although most parts of the great cathedral are now in ruins, there is still magnificent architecture to marvel over. Spot traces of the glinting gold paint on the chapter house vaulting, standing as it was when rebuilt around 1500 AD.

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Elgin Cathedral “The Lantern of The North” is another name for Elgin Cathedral, one of Scotland’s most beautiful ruins.

Pizzeria Toscana Pop into Toscanas for an extensive menu of Italian dishes and fine wines.

Johnstons of Elgin A popular cashmere mill, shopping centre and friendly coffee shop selling great food and stylish knitwear all day!

Featured cottages in Elgin


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Cawdor View
Cawdor View
Nairn, Inverness
Sleeps: 10 | Bedrooms: 5
Castle Estate Lakeside Cottage
Castle Estate Lakeside Cottage
Fochabers, Moray
Sleeps: 8 | Bedrooms: 4
Huntly, Aberdeenshire
Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2
The Old Farm House
The Old Farm House
Elgin (2mls NW), Moray
Sleeps: 5 | Bedrooms: 3

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Deer View Cottage
Deer View Cottage
Elgin (6mls W), Moray
Sleeps: 2 | Bedrooms: 1
The Cairngorms, Moray
Sleeps: 6 | Bedrooms: 3
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