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Ancient Monuments and Castles in Moray

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Auchindoun Castle
Auchindoun Castle
Auchindoun Castle is an L plan tower house of three storeys, built on the earthworks of an iron age hill fort.   Auchindoun sits perched on a hilltop around two miles south of...
Ballindalloch Castle
Ballindalloch Castle is home to the Macpherson-Grant family and has been since 1546.   It is one of very few historic family homes in Scotland to be continually inhabited by the same family...
Balvenie Castle
Balvenie Castle, originally known as Mortlach Castle is looked after by Historic Scotland and is a castle of enclosure with a massive curtain wall. It has changed hands and been fought...
Birnie Church
Birnie Church was built around 1140 and occupies a site with an even more ancient history.   An earlier 6th century Celtic church once stood here which was dedicated to St Brendan the...
Brodie Castle
Brodie Castle is a fine example of a 16th Century fortified tower house.   It is situated 4.5 miles west of Forres on the A96 main road to Inverness, in a beautiful setting among...
Burghead Well and Iron Age Fort
Iron Age Fort Much of the remains of the pictish iron age fort that was to give Burghead its name was destroyed with the development of the town in the early 19th century, and only partial remains...
Duffus Castle
Duffus Castle stands on an elevated mound on what was once the north western shore of the Loch of Spynie.   Over the years this loch silted up and was drained to be reclaimed as...
Elgin Cathedral
Elgin Cathedral
The cathedral of the Bishopric of Moray was formally established at Elgin in 1224.   It is understood that the church of the Holy Trinity was already in existence when it became the...
Lochindorb Castle
Lochindorb Castle
Lochindorb (Scottish Gaelic: Loch nan Doirb) is a freshwater loch north of Grantown on Spey in the Highland council area of Scotland. This loch is home to the ruins of Lochindorb Castle, a former...
Mortlach Church
Mortlach Church
The church of Mortlach was dedicated to St. Luag who was also patron of an ancient Celtic monastery in the area. About the year 1000 St. Bean was Abbot of Mortlach, his name surviving in the name...
Old Mills
Pluscarden Abbey
Pluscarden Abbey
Pluscarden Abbey is the home of a community of Roman Catholic Benedictine monks. It is the only medieval monastery in Britain still inhabited by monks and being used for its original purpose....
Spynie Palace
Suenos Stone
Templestone Stone Circle
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