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Address: The Cathedral | High Street, Dornoch, Scotland
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Description: 13th century historic church - the most northerly cathedral on the...
13th century historic church - the most northerly cathedral on the mainland of Great Britain
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Peaceful and tranquil

This cathedral is situated in the town centre - a beautiful and imposing building. A visit inside is a must - peaceful, tranquil, with some beautiful stained glass. A visit is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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305 reviews 305 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

This cathedral is situated in the town centre - a beautiful and imposing building. A visit inside is a must - peaceful, tranquil, with some beautiful stained glass. A visit is a must.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Stopped in to have a look on the way back from Golspie. Explored on our own for a bit, and then the nicest woman appeared and began showing us little hidden gems around the place. She was amazing! It really brought out the beauty of the cathedral!

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Dornoch, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The heart of Dornoch, the most beautiful building in Scotland. Madonna had her childs christening here many years ago and has been well known ever since.

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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Sorry but it was a no go area for wheelchair users on my visit. Steps are located at the main door which under normal circumstances is not a problem when visiting such building as another door is normally available. The signs pointed us towards the north door which was not accessible owing to the wrought iron gate being in a... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Dornoch is a quiet and beautiful town, the streets are quiet and the architecture impressive. It is a peaceful town but on entering its Cathedral you really get a sense of peace and serenity. It is a small Cathedral but perfect and its history clearly displayed. Excellent guides on site to make sure you get the most out of your... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Well worth a visit if you are staying in the area.Madonna got married here afterall! Dornoch itself is a lovely small town on the Dornoch Firth-a lovely road trip up the east coast and not that far from Inverness for an afternoon out,

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Luton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

small, tranquil and away from the cities (but not the tourists). A lovely place to reflect and get out of the rain.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Attended the Sunday evening worship which I found very dated and the congregation were not friendly considering it is tourist town

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

my wife and me visited Dornoch this year and took time to take a look around this small but well maintained cathedral. If you're nearby it's worth a visit.

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zurich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Lovingly maintained with information provided, this is not to miss if you're staying in Dornoch. The setting is in the center of town and there are flowers and green spaces which add to its charm.

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