Your Move Elgin Local Area Guide

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Why move to Elgin?

Set in the world-famous whisky region, Elgin is nestled on the South Coast of the Moray Firth.

Steeped in an abundance of history, beautiful architecture and a bustling town, you will not find a more diverse place to live.



Perhaps the most historic aspect of Elgin is the Cathedral, just off the heart of the town. The once grand Cathedral is now a historic albeit beautiful ruin which was burned down by the Wolf of Badenoch at the end of 1390. Immerse yourself in history as you ascend the staircase leading to the top of the Cathedral and take in the breathtaking views of Elgin. From here, you will see the stunning biblical gardens, famous Johnstons Woolen Mill and the lovely Cooper Park. At the top of Lady Hill in Elgin lies the historic monument of the Duke of Gordon, which is well worth a trip up the hill to learn some more history of Elgin but also to behold the panoramic view over the town from the top.



To the North West of Elgin lies the school of Gordonstoun, in the village of Duffus. Built in the 17th Century, Gordonstoun has hosted three generations of the Royal family and is also one of the last remaining full boarding schools in the UK. As well as Gordonstoun, Moray offers 8 secondary schools and 45 primary schools, which are sure to meet the needs of every individual child and parent/caregiver looking to move to the area. For those who are in to sports and fitness, Elgin has it's own football club, as well as a variety of martial arts studios and local leisure centres.



Moray is famous for it's malt whisky trail, so for all the avid whisky lovers out there, there is really no better place to live. With a massive variety of distilleries to choose from as well as the shop Gordon and MacPhail, which boasts a huge collection of whiskies as well as our locally made El:Gin, there is something for everyone. Local dining in the Moray area is also of a high standard, ranging from your traditional “pub food” to award winning seafood restaurants catering to all walks of life. As well as local dining, the Moray area can provide you with local bars to go for a “wee dram” or for those who prefer to dance the night away, there are also a few nightclubs to choose from.



Moray is a well connected County, with various forms of travel in and out of the area, whether that be by car, train or bus, you can be sure that there are travel links wherever you may choose to stay. There is also Inverness Airport, which is just a 45 minute car journey from Elgin. Situated in the coastal town of Lossiemouth, only 5 miles from Elgin, is the RAF Lossiemouth base which is one of the largest and busiest fast-jet stations in the Royal Air Force.


Leisure and activities

For those who crave adventure, Moray has fantastic access to a variety of hiking trials. Whether you are looking for a more relaxed stroll through the Culbin Forrest or the challenge of climbing Ben Rinnes, Moray can cater to all. As well as these fantastic walks in nature, Moray also offers an abundance of wildlife that can be seen in their natural habitat. Take a walk along the beaches of our Coastal towns and you will be sure to see spectacular sea birds, seals and dolphins. The town of Lossiemouth also offers the North 58 Sea Adventures, with their expertise and knowledge, they will take you out to sea to find porpoise, whales and sometimes even killer whales.



Moray has an extensive range different styled properties from Victorian to new build. Many of Moray's towns and villages have your traditional cottages and town houses with the added bonus of new build developments opening many opportunities to source a property to your own individual style and taste, you are sure to find your perfect home!