Morayshire - Elgin
Elgin is a former cathedral city andRoyal Burgh in Moray,
Scotland. It is the administrative and commercial centre for Moray.
The town originated to the south of the River Lossie on the higher
ground above the flood plain. Elgin is first documented in the
Cartulary of Moray in 1190. It was created a Royal Burgh in the 12th
century by King David I of Scotland and by that time had a castle on
top of the present day Lady Hill to the west of the town.
In August 1040, MacBeth's army defeated and killed Duncan I at
Bothganowan (Pitgaveny), near Elgin. Elgin is first recorded in a
charter of David I in 1151 in which he granted an annuity to the
Priory of Urquhart. David had made Elgin a royal burgh around 1130,
after his defeat of ”engus of Moray. During David's reign the castle
was established at the top of what is now Lady Hill. The town
received a royal charter from Alexander II in 1224 when he granted
the land for a new cathedral to Andrew, Bishop of Moray. This
finally settled the episcopal see which had been at various times at
Kinneddar, Birnie and Spynie. Elgin was a popular residence for the
early Scottish monarchs: David I, William I, Alexander II and
Alexander III all held court there and hunted in the royal forests.
Station Caravan Park
Tel: 01343 830 880
Welcome to The Station Caravan Park website. This family run caravan
park, situated in the village of Hopeman, boasts spectacular views
of the Moray Firth and has direct access to a small beach. The park
has been awarded 4 Stars by the Scottish Tourist Board.
We now have Wi-Fi available on the park
We strive to maintain a high standard of customer care and we find
that many of our guests return on an annual basis or may even
purchase their own static caravan. Whether it is your annual holiday
or a relaxing weekend break, our rental fleet of holiday home
caravans provides an ideal base for exploring the local area.
Alternatively, the peace and tranquillity on the park provides an
ideal place to sit back and relax. We also welcome touring units and
tents, and dogs are welcome but must be kept under control at all
times. Dolphins and seals are frequent visitors to the Moray Firth
waters and can often be spotted from the caravan park. Obtaining its
name from the old railway station, the caravan park has unique
Old railway platforms have been converted for use by touring
caravans and motor homes to offer a superb view of the Moray Firth.
As well as this the park has two other areas specially reserved for
touring units. There is a walled garden providing shelter and is an
ideal area for tents. There is also a large open field which also
offers sea view.
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Braebirnie Court is attractively situated in its own courtyard in
the historic west end of Elgin just off the A96 road between
Inverness and Aberdeen, with on-site parking facilities. It is
within a stones throw of the city centre and all its restaurants.
Located a short drive from the Inverness and Aberdeen airports.
Elgin is also well served by trains from the south and by an
efficient regional bus service. Situated at the confluence of the
three major tourism "trails" dedicated to golf, castles and whisky
distilleries, the ancient City of Elgin is an ideal base to tour the
Highland and Grampian regions of Scotland.
Known as the "Mediterranean of the North" the Moray Firth area
boasts the best weather in the British Isles. Braebirnie Court has
three double rooms which can be arranged to suit the requirements of
those staying overnight or those looking to spend a little more time
in the area. Each room has its own private access. The tastefully
furnished rooms are decorated to a modern standard. All rooms are
fully equipped with en-suite facilities, own kitchen area, tea and
coffee, colour television with DVD player, radio.
the added comfort of guests Braebirnie Court is non smoking, however
there is a comfortable area outside to sit and relax with a glass of
wine and a cigarette.
Braebirnie Court is ideally suited to people looking to get away on
a short break and for the business traveller staying overnight or
for a prolonged period in the area.
Also available are individual flats which can be serviced to your
own requirements. These are both located in the centre of Elgin with
parking within walking distance. There is a one and two bedroom
flat, ideally suited to those working at the hospital or town
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