Town Centre of Elgin(22 Sep 2007)

町の中心広場にある大きな教会、St Giles’ Churchは1224年に創設された歴史のある教会で現在の建物は1826年に建てられた。他にも古い教会がいくつか残っている。
歴史を感じさせる町を散策し、疲れたらパブで休憩。Gordon & MacPhailのショップでお土産探しと酒飲みには最適な町だった。

Elgin is one of the oldest Royal Burgh in Scotland, probably existed in early of 11 century. Scottish King, David 1st chartered as a Royal Burgh in 1136. Elgin would be a capital in this area at that time. A lot of old buildings still stay in the town.
There is the big church, St Giles’ Church in Elgin Town Centre. It was established in 1224, they has a long history. Current buildings were rebuild in 1826, and other some old churches are in the town.
I took a walk in the historical town and had a break in a pub when I tired. And I enjoyed shopping to look for souvenir at Gordon & MacPhail shop.
Elgin is one of the best town for drinker!

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Old Brewery Bridge(22 Sep 2007)

Elgin大聖堂のすぐ横を流れるRiver Lossieに架かるBrewery Bridgeと呼ばれる古い橋。名前の由来は大聖堂の東側にあった1784年創業のElgin Brewery。1898年の火事で多くの建物が焼け、その後すぐに建て直されたが1912年に操業は停止された。
町の西側にも1815年創業のWest Breweryがあり、当時の町の賑わいを感じさせる。その後West Breweryは1897年にGlen Moray蒸留所に改装された。

There is an old bridge called Brewery Bridge over River Lossie flowing through the side of Elgin Cathedral.
The bridge was named from Elgin Brewery, which was established in 1784 at the site in the east side of the cathedral. Many of the buildings was destroyed by a fire in 1898. After that most buildings were rebuilt, however the operation was stopped in 1912.
There was another brewery in the west of the town, West Brewery was established in 1815. Elgin would be flourishing at that time.
Afterward, West Brewery was converted into Glen Moray Distillery afterwards in 1897.

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