Enter the largest surviving medieval bishop’s house in Scotland – residence of the bishops of Moray for 500 years. Royalty travelling in the area sometimes used the palace as a guesthouse.
What to see and do
- Marvel at the mighty David’s Tower – the largest tower house by volume to survive in Scotland
- Spot the coats of arms of all three bishops who had a hand in building the tower house
- Look up at the corbels in the great hall – they hint at the grandeur of days gone by
- See the gun holes Bishop Hepburn had put in place just before the Protestant Reformation of 1560
- Enjoy the beauty of Spynie’s surroundings – complete with wildlife and birdsong
- Walk to the site of the old cathedral and see the burial place of James Ramsay MacDonald, Labour’s first Prime Minister
- Take our fun fact-finding quiz (also in Doric) while exploring the palace.