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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.

Spynie Palace
Spynie, Nr Elgin, Moray, Scotland
Spynie castle3.jpg
Coordinates 57°40′34″N 03°17′29″W / 57.67611°N 3.29139°W / 57.67611; -3.29139
Type Keep with curtain wall
Height 22 metres
Site information
Owner Historic Scotland
Open to
the public
Yes
Condition Ruin
Site history
Built 1st c1150
2nd c1250
Built by Bishop of Moray
In use c1150 – 1689
Materials Sandstone
Events besieged 1640 and 1645

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.

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