St Machar's Cathedral, Aberdeen

St Machar's Cathedral, Aberdeen (must see)

Saint Machar's Cathedral is located to the north of the city centre, in the former burgh of Old Aberdeen. Technically, St Machar's is no longer a cathedral but rather a high kirk, as it has not been the seat of a bishop since the Reformation. The minister from 2004–2011 was the Reverend Dr Alan D. Falconer, who previously worked with the Secretariat of the World Council of Churches in Geneva. In 2011 the Reverend Jane Barron became the first female minister of St Machar's Cathedral.

The church is under the care of Historic Scotland, and contains an important group of late medieval bishops' tombs, protected from the weather by modern canopies. The Cathedral is chiefly built of outlayer granite. On the unique flat panelled ceiling of the nave (first half of the 16th Century) are the heraldic shields of the contemporary kings of Europe, and the chief earls and bishops of Scotland. The Cathedral is a fine example of a fortified kirk, with twin towers built in the fashion of fourteenth-century tower houses.
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Sight Name: St Machar's Cathedral
Sight Location: Aberdeen, Scotland (See walking tours in Aberdeen)
Sight Type: Religious
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