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The main town in the district known as Moray, is Elgin. Being the main town and center of much of the activity, it lies five miles south of Lossiemouth, which used to be the primary port area serving the Moray Elgin residents. The heart of the whisky production in Scotland is housed here, and it is a simple jaunt to start here and explore much of the coastal areas as well.

The city of Elgin is the bustling center of the area with many stylish shops and a highly pedestrian-oriented transportation base. In fact, it is rather high in the frequency of variety and specific shops compared to surrounding areas and communities. High Street has many 19th century buildings towering over the main walkway and is a sight of magnificent viewing to those who tour here or reside there.

Lady Hill once carried the full structure of Elgin Castle, however little more than a shambles or remnant of the original castle remains today. Most of the people say the climb is worth it though if only to get a panoramic view of the entire land below. Elgin Cathedral, the town’s prominent church facility, dates all the way back to 1224 and stands as a testament to its importance and prominence; having been dubbed the “Lantern of the North.” Also contained within the cathedrals grounds are many representations of Pictish culture and many crosses exhibiting the craft by those people so many centuries ago.

The Moray Society runs a museum, one of Britain’s oldest facilities of its nature, in Elgin. In 1842, the museum was built to showcase pieces from worldwide, abroad, and many of those from close to home. Currently around 26000 pieces find their resting place there for perusal by those who desire to learn a bit more about world and local history.

Pluscarden Abbey, a unique monastery, sits six miles from the Elgin’s town center. It is unique in the fact that it is still up and running with its intended and original purpose in mind; the housing and teaching of monks. It’s rare to see a medieval monastery still functioning in any capacity, much less its original. Moray District is a county full of ancient sights.

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