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Address: The Cathedral | High Street, Dornoch, Scotland
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13th century historic church - the most northerly cathedral on the mainland...

13th century historic church - the most northerly cathedral on the mainland of Great Britain

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Dornoch Cathedral

Small as cathedrals go but lovely proportions, light and airy in a lovely village. An Ell measure in the grounds is of interest to history lovers.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Mal B
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Darwin, Australia
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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Small as cathedrals go but lovely proportions, light and airy in a lovely village. An Ell measure in the grounds is of interest to history lovers.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

The cathedral is perfectly situated in the middle of Dornoch Town Square. As you walk around the square, you can appreciate the beauty of its dimensions and the grandeur of its setting. At night, the cathedral is lit up and looks magical. We have walked around the cathedral many times before we realised that although the doors were closed, the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Dornoch itself is a beautiful/peaceful spot, but the cathedral is very special. Stunning inside with wonderful glass windows. A very popular spot for weddings (Madonna etc) and who could blame them.

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Thank Malcolm V
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The small town of Dornoch is well worth a detour to see this lovely building. Services in the Cathedral seem to be few beyond Sunday mornings and first Thursday each month.

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Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Beautiful Cathedral to visit in the lovely town of Dornoch. I'm not religious at all but love going into this cathedral just too take a minute. It has stunning stained glass windows with beautiful gothic architecture. Always a welcome face inside to welcome you on your visit also. Highly recommended for a visit. It's beautiful.

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Dornoch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I am not a religious person I only visit the cathedral at weddings and funerals. I find it very relaxing and never fail to be impressed by the beauty and the craftsmanship of the stained glass windows.

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Westlake, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I'd been to many cathedrals before, many highly touted for their numerous features, but we were stunned here. From the moment we entered, there was an almost magical feel. The overall beauty from floor to rafters, from windows to the original stone foundation - my jaw dropped. We sensed the eight centuries of history still prominent, yet realized how up-to-date... More 

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Thank Len L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I was here before in 1980 but this time I went with my hubby as he'd never been before. I loved it the many times I'd been in the 80's and I still love this little tranquil cathedral. The little prayer tree is fantastic and a great place to go and gather your thoughts. The cathedral itself is steeped in... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This is a small but beautiful Cathedral and well worth a visit if you are in Dornoch. The stained glass windows are particularly good.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

If you are in Dornoch the Cathedral is well worth a visit. It is restored to a very high standard. There is a great deal of historical information and an hour spent there is well worth it. You learn of the history of the church. The cathedral has stood for hundreds of years in this place. Although it has been... More 

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