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Aberdeen Cathedral (Aberdeen)

The Cathedral of St. Machar is the Anglican cathedral serving the Scottish city of Aberdeen.

The original church here was, by tradition, built by St. Machar, a companion of St. Columba, in what is now Old Aberdeen.

The seat of the Bishop was moved to its present site by David I in the mid 12th century, and building continued throughout the next four centuries.

The cathedral was sacked in 1560, and the central tower fell in 1688, destroying the choir and transepts.

This cathedral is the only one in Britain to be built of granite. It has a twin towered West front.

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