We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dornoch Cathedral

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: The Cathedral | High Street, Dornoch, Scotland
Website
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
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 134 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 94
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Stunning little cathedral

Amazing stained glass windows and death stones. No entrance fee and a spiritual atmosphere. Ladies running a gift stall were very friendly and helpful

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
nessief
,
Worcester UK
Add Photo Write a Review

134 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Worcester UK
Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
63 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Amazing stained glass windows and death stones. No entrance fee and a spiritual atmosphere. Ladies running a gift stall were very friendly and helpful

Was this review helpful? Yes
Manchester, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Has some fantastic stained glass windows both old and new. Has benefitted from the support of the Carnegie family. Very impressive!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Falkirk
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Great local heritage site and you get to see where Madonna was married ! Well worth a visit. ps visit Harry Gows after for fantastic cake and a coffee

Was this review helpful? Yes
Howwood, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The stain glass windows are fantastic And historical artefacts are wonderfully displayed really worth a visit

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
314 reviews 314 reviews
104 attraction reviews
1,099 helpful votes 1,099 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dornoch, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Inverness, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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,

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Dornoch Cathedral also viewed

Dornoch, Caithness and Sutherland
Golspie, Caithness and Sutherland
 
Dornoch, Caithness and Sutherland
Dornoch, Caithness and Sutherland
 

Been to Dornoch Cathedral? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Dornoch Cathedral staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?