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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.

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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 characteristics.

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

Tel: 01343 547 457

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.

For 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 centre.

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