The old market town of Elgin in Moray is home to an important ruined cathedral.
In the year 1040 MacBeth killed King Duncan near Elgin, not in his bed as falsely written by Shakespeare but in battle. MacBeth then became king.
In the 12th century Elgin was made a royal burgh in the 12th century by King David I.
A hilltop castle near Elgin marks the farthest reaches of the invading English army in 1291. The castle was destroyed after the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 when the English were removed and Scotland regained its independence.
Elgin has many fine stone buildings of distinction with interesting architectural features.