Dornoch Cathedral, Dornoch

4.6
#3 of 15 in Historic Sites in Caithness and Sutherland
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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  • Lovely cathedral. Mum and daughter loved visiting. Situated in a beautiful place. Would definitely recommend if you've not been before.  more »
  • We get an expensive bus trip from Inverness to see this Cathedral because the Lonely Planet Guide bragged strongly beauty. The impression that we have obtained, despite the efficiency of the local tourist office and staff, was more modest. Of the original building remained only a very small part; the rest was put up by the Duchess of Sutherland in the mid-1800s and gives an impression of Majesty. The interiors are treated, with beautiful stained glass Windows, but in Scotland the most beautiful sacred sites there are many, and at best this can be average.
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  • As Cathedrals go it's small and not spectacular but has interesting stone walls and a lovely feeling of peace and prayer  more »
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  • Impressive building. Some lovely stained glass windows, both old and modern.
  • A place of peace and tranquility.
  • Historical place with flair! Worth visiting!
  • Blissful and idyllic cathedral
  • Original church built 1200s, in ruins, rebuilt mid 1800s with Andrew Carnegie Steel money.

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