Dornoch Cathedral, Dornoch

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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. Make Dornoch Cathedral part of your personalized Dornoch itinerary using our Dornoch visit website .
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  • The cathedral is right in the centre of Dornoch and is well worth a visit. The building is constructed of the yellowish sandstone that is dominant in the area and the stained glass windows are fantast...  more »
  • superbly built by Gilbert and a place of worship for a 1000 years the windows and the general atmosphere make you appreciate that there might just be a God and the resident Minister convinces you with...  more »
  • Scotland is full of churches, cemeteries and castles. Some excellent, some old, some interesting, some historical and some a combination of all 4. Dornoch Cathedral has an interesting past but one of ...  more »
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  • Stunning cathedral with the most beautiful well detailed stained glass windows. It is most definitely worth a visit when in the area.
  • Stunning cathedral open to all a must to vist
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