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"The Lantern of the North"
Elgin Cathedral is a historic ruin in Elgin, Moray, north-east Scotland. It is one of Scotland’s most beautiful medieval buildings. The cathedral is central to the history of the region.
The cathedral, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, was established in 1224 on land granted by King Alexander II outside the burgh of Elgin and close to the River Lossie. It was the principal church of the bishops of Moray.
The cathedral was expanded after a fire in 1270 and further altered after attacks in 1390 and 1402. It lost its roof a few years after the Reformation, and the central tower collapsed in 1711. The fortunes of the neglected building began to change in 1807, when a ‘drouthy [thirsty] cobbler’ named John Shanks was appointed as keeper. One of his duties was showing visitors around. In the 1820s, this new visitor attraction was stabilised and partially repaired.
Weekly tours are available.
Read more at Wikipedia or Historic Scotland.