Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  Scotland  /  Scottish Highlands  /  Caithness and Sutherland  /  Dornoch  /  Religious Sites  /  Dornoch Cathedral
Dornoch Cathedral, Dornoch
(4.9/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
Visit Dornoch Cathedral to experience the tranquil spirituality of the Scottish Highlands. Originally built in the 13th century, the cathedral was severely damaged in a fire during a 16th-century clan war. Today's structure was the result of a rebuilding process that started back in the Victorian era. The site's quaint atmosphere is punctuated by interesting details, from gaping gargoyles to stained-glass windows dedicated to the Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. The interior's renowned acoustics make it a frequent concert venue. Check the cathedral's website for a full schedule of services and special events. Before you head to Dornoch, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Dornoch travel itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Dornoch has to offer, including Dornoch Cathedral.
Create a full Dornoch itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Dornoch

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Dornoch by other users

17 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS June, beaches, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM KUWAIT July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM MALTA March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 16 days in London & Scotland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE March, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 48 days in Scotland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: September, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 19 days in Scotland & London BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE March, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in London & Scotland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE March, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in London, Manchester & Scotland BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE March, kids, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • It is there in the centre of Dornoch. Don't ignore it. Go in and look in awe and wonder at this majestic building and have some peace and quiet . 
  • A lovely but little Cathedral, looks more like a parish church but well worth a visit lovely stained glass. 
  • This is the smallest cathedral we have visited, and we were not disappointed. There are information sheets about the history of the cathedral available in several languages. 
Google
  • Pretty impressive inside
  • First place to visit in Dornoch.
  • Nice great Dornoch cathedral and with amazing atmosphere.
    View original