St Machar's Cathedral

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St Machar’s Cathedral is a Church of Scotland cathedral situated in the Scottish city of Aberdeen. The cathedral dates back to the 15th century and is thought to be the oldest building in active use in Aberdeen. Its dominating twin spires, world-renowned heraldic ceiling and stained glass make it one of the more popular sights in not only Aberdeen but the whole of Scotland. The cathedral is surrounded by a graveyard which contains tombs that also date back to the 15th century. The cathedral has fantastic acoustics that makes it a popular venue for musical performances.

Getting there

The cathedral is situated to the north of Aberdeen city centre in the Old Aberdeen district. If travelling by car, parking is limited to street parking. Take the 20 or N20 bus from the city centre which stops near the cathedral.

Opening Times and Admission

The cathedral is open to visitors daily, April to October 9.30am-4.30pm and November to March 10am-4pm.

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