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Dornoch Cathedral

The Cathedral | High Street, Dornoch, Scotland
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Beautiful historic building

The cathedral has beautiful stained glass windows and an excellent church organ which was restored... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sunseeker227135
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Bellshill, United Kingdom
Beautiful

The architecture was amazing as the stain glassed windows, there a while surprisingly as there is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Susan B
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Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
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13th century historic church - the most northerly cathedral on the mainland of Great Britain
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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The Cathedral | High Street, Dornoch, Scotland
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"the stained glass windows"
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"well worth a visit"
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"lovely building"
in 9 reviews
"guy ritchie"
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"lots of history"
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"stone walls"
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"worth a quick visit"
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"small town"
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"carnegie family"
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"centre of town"
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"across the road"
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"local museum"
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"wedding"
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"century"
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"worship"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The cathedral has beautiful stained glass windows and an excellent church organ which was restored. There have been church buildings on the site for centuries. Well worth a visit. It is still the Church of Scotland Parish Church.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The architecture was amazing as the stain glassed windows, there a while surprisingly as there is lots to read, staff were lovely and helpful, you can't go to Dornoch and not visit

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was best man at my friends wedding. You cannot help but be overcome with the beauty and dignity of this amazing place of worship. Candles all lit and flowers arranged perfectly. A warmheart ceromany set the tone for an amazing day.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you have in mind a cathedral reaching up to the skies with walls of stained glass and hundreds of meters long, then you will be disappointed. Dornoch, no larger than many modest parish churches and built in the 12th century and subsequently little altered...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Been a few years since we were here but really enjoyed it such a lovely Building hope to visit again

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Wandered in to have a nose and was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the architecture and the beauty of the stained glass windows. A few photos taken as the sun hitting the glass was amazing. Outside was neat and tidy and the snowdrops were...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

As a frequent visitor of Dornoch and an avid student of history, Dornoch Cathedral is a must see when traveling in the area. The historic importance and the exquisite beauty of the building are phenomenal. Do not miss this beautiful site.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Beautiful building with fantastic vaulted ceilings, wonderful stained glass windows and needlework cushions. Very tranquil and welcoming building, well worth a visit and like most highland churches absolutely free

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

A beautiful cathedral set in the centre of town. Stunning leadlight windows. Take the time to visit this slice of peace and tranquillity.

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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Such a beautiful cathedral, in the centre of such a quaint and stunning wee town. Definitely worth popping in here for a look and having a read about the history

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Sheila M
8 April 2018|
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Response from bahiggs | Reviewed this property |
I am very sorry but did not go up the tower but if you Google it you should find out, hope this helps
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Roslyn D
18 September 2015|
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Response from Edbit | Reviewed this property |
Hi there - yes, there are services at 11:00am on Sunday mornings. The cathedral is a fully operational church, part of the Church of Scotland. I attended a wedding there (fabulous location), and the female minister is a hoot!
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