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Dornoch Cathedral

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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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Gorgeous cathedral with the most fantastic pipe organ I've ever seen Right in center of town across from castle hotel

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Spring, Texas
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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous cathedral with the most fantastic pipe organ I've ever seen Right in center of town across from castle hotel

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful old building right in the centre of Dornoch. Well worth a look if you appreciate stained glass windows.

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Erskine, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a charming cathedral this is! Its doors are open to the public during the day time and I believe that they have the occasional evening event every now and then. What a special place it must be when brought to life. I was last in the cathedral about 6 years ago but I made a point of visiting it... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to visit Dornoch on sunny, early summer days, giving the village and the cathedral a "Downton Abbey on wedding day" feel. You will be missing something if you do not take time to duck into this ancient, charming church.

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Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While not large and imposing like many other cathedrals, Dornoch's offering is small but perfectly formed. The building itself and stained glass windows are incredibly beautiful and the history of the place fascinating. There are many lovely statues and paintings to see inside, and it won't take up your whole day - so don't set aside a log time in... More 

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Dover, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth a visit. A very nice way to spend time when not golfing in Dornoch. The history with the Carnegies is interesting and the stain glass windows are impressive.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful building, not as overpowering as some larger cathedrals. Found lots to look at. The stained glass windows are beautiful.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This Cathedral is small by Cathedral standards but is a beautiful church with some amazing stained glass windows. A must see if you are in the area.

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Statesboro, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The simple, yet purely elegant place has a fascinating history, but come also for its beauty. The transept, nave, etc., are laid out in miniature loveliness. Find the Mason's' marks on the walls amid reused stones, memorials, and original and very ancient pillars.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This cathedral is not only beautiful but very historic. Well worth a visit. The cathedral's charter from 1223 is on display, as is the sarcophagus of Sir Richard de Moravia

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