Indulge your senses and your sense of history with a trip to Elgin.  Elgin is the largest town in Moray and only five miles south of Lossie.

The town has many old and interesting buildings and monuments, including a striking ruined cathedral and prestigious woollen mill.
The Plainstones is the heart of the old town, this pedestrianised area often hosts markets and entertainment.

This itinerary is very flexible, most of it can be easily done on public transport. Allow at least half a day.

spynie palace

Between Lossiemouth and Elgin, Spynie Palace is the the largest surviving medieval bishop’s house in Scotland. Now a striking ruin in a beautiful setting, it was home to the bishops of Moray for 500 years.

Open April to September

Johnstons of Elgin

Visit Johnstons of Elgin and enjoy a retail experience in elegant surroundings. Discover beautiful cashmere clothing and homeware furnishings and accessories.  Take a mill tour and find out all about the goat to garment process.  Enjoy lunch in the Courtyard restaurant.

Open Monday – Saturday www.johnstonsofelgin

 Elgin Cathedral

Visit the majestic ruins of Elgin Cathedral, open March to November.  Set alight by the Wolf of Bedenoch in 1390, repaired and yet again destroyed by fire, these ruins have a fascinating history.


Next to Elgin Cathedral are the Biblical Gardens.  Free to the public, the garden contains all 110 plants mentioned within the bible as well as sculptures depicting the parables.  This peaceful spot is idea for a picnic.


A short distance out of town, is Elgin’s whisky distillery, Glen Moray. Learn about the Angels share on the distillery tour and partake in a dram. Complete your afternoon with a cake and a coffee (or maybe another wee dram) in the cosy restaurant.

gordon & macphail

Pop into the centre of Elgin if your interest in Whisky has been piqued. A visit to Gordon and MacPhail is a must. Established as a grocery business in 1895 it now has a range of more than 800 whiskies. They also run a range of whisky tasting packages.

duffus castle

Head back to Lossiemouth via the iconic Duffus Castle. Now in ruins, but still an impressive example of a fortified stone castle on an earthwork mound. Beautiful views at sunset and a good place to see aircraft approaching the RAF base. There’s a lovely coffee hut to perk you up after a long day!

useful links

Visit Moray Speyside can provide further ideas for days out in the local area.


directory of services

Follow the link below to find a full listing of all LBA member businesses across every sector.

In time, this will be expanded to include a brief listing of non-member businesses to provide a complete information resource for our visitors.

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Getting Here

Lossiemouth is on the Moray coast, approximately 40 miles east of Inverness and 70 miles northwest of Aberdeen. The A96 is the main road between these two cities. 

Travelling by bus or train, head to Elgin for a connecting bus service to Lossiemouth.