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Top Choice Museum in Elgin

Elgin Museum

Scotland's oldest independent museum is an old-fashioned cabinet of curiosities, a captivating collection artfully displayed in a beautiful, purpose-built Victorian building. Exhibits range from Ecuadorian shrunken …
Top Choice Cafe in Elgin

Drouthy Cobbler

This cafe-bar has a bistro-style menu that changes regularly but includes quality versions of popular dishes such as Cullen skink, mussels, bangers and mash, fish and chips and homemade burgers. It's tucked away up …
Food & Drinks in Elgin

Gordon & MacPhail

Gordon & MacPhail is the world's largest specialist malt-whisky dealer. More than a century old and offering around 1000 different varieties, its Elgin shop is a place of pilgrimage for whisky connoisseurs, and …
Cathedral in Elgin

Elgin Cathedral

Many people think that the ruins of Elgin Cathedral, known as the 'lantern of the north', are the most beautiful and evocative in Scotland; its octagonal chapter house is the finest in the country. Consecrated in 12…
Fashion & Accessories in Elgin

Johnstons of Elgin

Founded in 1797, Johnstons is famous for its cashmere woollen clothing, and is the only UK woollen mill that still sees the manufacturing process through from raw fibre to finished garment. There's a retail outlet a…
Cafe in Elgin

Beaver Travel Cafe

It's increasingly rare to find a real, physical travel agency, let alone one like this that incorporates a thriving cafe, a gift shop and a library of magazines and travel guidebooks to browse. Good coffee and cake,…
Cafe in Elgin

Johnstons Coffee Shop

The coffee shop at Johnstons woollen mill is one of the best places to eat in town, serving breakfast till 11.45am, hot lunches from noon to 3pm (crepes with a range of fillings, including smoked salmon with cream c…
Cafe in Elgin

Batchen Street Coffee

A great little coffee shop that serves superb espresso (it also offers Chemex brews), good-value breakfasts (scrambled eggs on toast), light lunches (soup, quiche) and great home baking.
Historic Building in Elgin

Spynie Palace

This palace 2 miles north of Elgin was the residence of the medieval bishops of Moray until 1686. The massive tower house commands lovely views over Spynie Loch.