We're offering volunteer-guided tours at Elgin Cathedral this summer to help you get the most out of a visit to The Lantern of the North. Visitors are strongly encouraged to come along armed with questions and curious minds for our knowledgeable guide. What do skull and cross bones symbols on the gravestones mean? Who was Patrick Sellar and why is he buried here alongside bishops? How did Andrew Anderson end up living in the cathedral ruins?
Each tour starts with an introduction to Elgin and the dates that shaped it. Along the way we’ll uncover the intricate carvings of the west door, try to decipher the oldest readable grave, and ponder the prominent Pictish stone. You’ll also hear stories of the characters who played a part in the history of Elgin Cathedral including Bishop Winchester, the fearsome Wolf of Badenoch, and even Oliver Cromwell. But after that, it’s up to you to bring us your questions and shape your experience!
Tours are available daily at 11am and 2pm, and will last up to 60 minutes (depending how many questions you have).