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Spynie Castle

Place

Spynie Castle: Spynie Palace, also known as Spynie Castle, was the fortified seat of the Bishops of Moray for about 500 years. The founding of the palace dates back to the late 12th Century. It is situated about 500m from the location of the first officially settled Cathedral Church of the Diocese of Moray, in present day Spynie Churchyard. For most of its occupied history, the castle was not described as a palace — this term first appeared in the Registry of Moray in a writ of 1524.

  • also known as Spynie Palace
  • part of Moray

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Google previewChambers's Encyclopaedia, a Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1884)

Cathedral, Spynie Castle, Duffus Castle, Pluscarden Abbey, Kinloss Abbey, and the Norman parish church of Birnie. Burghead, on the coast, is supposed by many to have been a Roman station, but its ramparts and ditches, now almost ...

Google previewChambers' Encyclopaedia (1874)

subdued it The chief antiquities are Elgin Cathedral, Spynie Castle, Duffus Castle, Pluscarden Abbey, Kinloss Abbey, and the Norman parish church of Bimie. Burg- head, on the coast, ...

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