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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  • This cathedral has beautiful stained glass windows depicting the flora and fauna of the Highlands. Originally built around 1230 or thereabouts it stood for 340 years until it was set on fire in...  more »
  • If in Dornoch you must visit this cathedral, situated right in middle of town with loads of parking around. Lovely stained glass window and historical significance make it a must visit site.  more »
  • Centre of town. Fully functional church. Loads of history. Architectural it is worthy of a visit. Interesting graveyard as well.  more »
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  • Very peaceful mediaeval building, sensitively restored with a wealth of C19 and C20 stained glass windows. Look out for the angel playing bagpipes!
  • It's a very tranquil full of history and also has an amazing beach definitely worth a look if you are near Dornoch as is the museum
  • Beautiful serene church at the heart of the community, easy to see why Madonna chose it for her wedding!
  • As beautiful as it's always been.
  • Beautiful inside, so relaxing xx

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