4 Stars
Scottish Tourist Board
4 Stars
The Croft Elgin
Bed and Breakfast Accommodation
in Elgin - Moray

Between Inverness and Aberdeen in Scotland
Scotland's Best B&Bs

B&B house
  • Member of Scotland's Best B&Bs
  • Recommended by Lonely Planet guidebook
  • Holder of Welcome Host award
  • Spacious ensuite bedrooms
  • Free WiFi
  • No smoking
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'The Croft' is a charming Victorian town house set in formal gardens of nearly one acre. It was built in 1848 for local Town Clerk and solicitor Patrick Duff.

The house is centrally and peacefully located, only a short walk from Elgin's town centre and historic cathedral.

Elgin is on the main route between Inverness (39 miles) and Aberdeen (65 miles) (click for zoomable map).

dining room

We have 3 guest bedrooms:
1 ensuite kingsize double
1 ensuite kingsize double/twin/family
1 single with private bathroom.

All bedrooms are equipped with hospitality tray, TV, clock radio, hairdryer and central heating.
Comfortable easy chairs are provided in the sitting area of each room.

The rooms are enhanced by traditional furnishings and individually decorated to a high standard.

You will also find many thoughtful extras
to make your stay special.

£39 - £42 per person per night for B&B
(based on 2 sharing a double/twin room)
Single occupancy from £55
no smoking
Totally non-smoking
Private parking in grounds

Elgin Cathedral
Photo of Elgin Cathedral copyright Colin Palmer

Elgin is situated in the area called the 'Laich of Moray'. Lying in the shelter of the Grampian mountains, this region is well known for its dry and sunny climate.

Elgin Cathedral, known as the Lantern of the North, was founded in 1224, but destroyed by the Wolf of Badenoch in 1390. Now in the care of Historic Scotland, it is second in size in Scotland only to St Andrews cathedral.

Step back in history while you are here. Within a few miles of Elgin you can visit Birnie Church (12th century), Pluscarden Abbey (13th century), Duffus Castle (14th century) and Spynie Palace (15th century). Splendid Ballindalloch Castle (just 23 miles away) dates from the 16th century and is open between Easter and September.

We are conveniently situated for day trips to the famous Castle Trail and the distilleries on the Malt Whisky Trail.
The Victorian Heritage Trail and Coastral Trail also offer popular touring itineraries.

Heading towards Inverness, the castles of Cawdor and Brodie are both worth a visit, together with Culloden Battlefield and Fort George which give insights into Jacobite history and Bonnie Prince Charlie.

The energetic can enjoy many local opportunities for walking and cycling. There are 18 golf courses within a 30-minute drive. The ski resort of Aviemore is only 50 miles south of Elgin.

Ballindalloch Castle
Photo of Ballindalloch Castle copyright Colin Palmer

Ann with Jaguar Your hosts are Ann (pictured here) and Richard (a classic car enthusiast who owns a 4.2 E-Type Jaguar).

We look foward to welcoming you to 'The Croft'!

Contact Details

Richard & Ann Cartmell
The Croft
10 Institution Road
Elgin IV30 1QX
Tel: +44 (0)1343 546 004
  Email: thecroftelgin@hotmail.com  

Open February - November

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Photos of Elgin Cathedral and Ballindalloch Castle reproduced by kind permission of Colin Palmer Stock Photo Library

Member of Scotland's Best B&Bs