The luxurious residence of the powerful Bishops of Moray, the origins of Spynie Palace go back to the early 13th century. At that time there was no fixed residence for the bishop, nor, indeed, was there a fixed location for the cathedral. Instead, the bishops moved between the churches at Birnie, Kinneddar, and Spynie. In 1208 Bishop Brice finally established his cathedral at Spynie, in part because it stood on the edge of a sea loch, allowing convenient access for ships.
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