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Dornoch Cathedral

The Cathedral | High Street, Dornoch, Scotland
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Ranked #3 of 9 Attractions in Dornoch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Description: 13th century historic church - the most northerly cathedral on the mainland of Great Britain
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The cathedral was very interesting, so much so that I went to a Sunday service. After an initial warm welcome when I was given my service book I was virtually ignored, which was very disappointing.

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

we spent 8 days in dornoch and visited the cathedral several times it is a truly lovely place .the stained glass windows are beautiful i could just gaze at them for hours.it is such a peaceful place and well worth a visit.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We visited the Cathedral after a trip to the Historylinks museum. It was just after Sunday service so was quiet and serene and gave us chance to wander around and gaze up at the beautiful stained glass windows. Lots of history and we appreciated the leaflets at the front giving us lots of information. Worth a visit!

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This delightful and beautiful building is open to the public through the week and is a functioning place of worship. Members of the congregation volunteer to keep the cathedral open and sell gifts and postcards while making visitors feel very welcome indeed. The building is kept sparklingly clean and gives the visitor the impression of a well loved place where... More

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Dollar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We thought the church, even though it was small for a cathedral, lovely, in particular the beautiful stained glass windows and a quiet place for reflection. The cathedral is steeped in history and is a stunning building. We found there was good information in the leaflets left available. Certainly a place worthy of a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Small in size but full of atmosphere as you would expect, the volunteer staff are knowledgeable and very helpful.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

just a wandering through town and we saw this church, I though mmm, interesting shape, rather like a cathedral... And so it was, a lovely building smack in the middle of Dornoch, it has a lot of history (Carnegie, Prince Charles etc) . It provides information in several languages. The stained glass is very impressive, the organ also. The cathedral... More

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Shropshire lad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Lots of history, friendly reception. Good information leaflets . Right in the middle of town and very accessible. Lovely stained glass

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Beautiful history and stunning building. Doors open every day and many many visitors. We spent a couple of hours reading stones inserted in walls and sitting in the peaceful atmosphere. Can't believe how lovely it was.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is a beautiful and very old cathedral, originally Roman Catholic and now Church of Scotland. The stained glass windows are beautiful. The history is remarkable both ancient past, more recent past (the Andrew Carnegie relationship was interesting to me (Pittsburgh, PA meets Dornoch)) and very recent (Madonna). If you are in this area looking around, it is well worth... More

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