Inverness Cathedral, Inverness

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Inverness Cathedral, also known as the Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew, is a cathedral of the Scottish Episcopal Church situated in the city of Inverness in Scotland close to the banks of the River Ness. It is the seat of the Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness, ordinary of the Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness. The cathedral is the northernmost cathedral in mainland Britain and was the first new Protestant cathedral to be completed in Great Britain since the Reformation.HistoryBishop Robert Eden decided that the Cathedral for the united Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness should be in Inverness. The foundation stone was laid by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Charles Longley, in 1866 and construction was complete by 1869, although a lack of funds precluded the building of the two giant spires of the original design. The architect was Alexander Ross, who was based in the city. The cathedral is built of red Tarradale stone, with the nave columns of Peterhead granite.The cathedral congregation began as a mission in 1853, on the opposite side (east) of the River Ness.Interior
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  • August 20, 2017
    A simple destination on the shores of Ness. The style is that of all the cathedrals in Scotland and you can lose a half hour for the visit
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  • August 17, 2017
    As various other asked Scots built or rebuilt from the 19th century onwards, looks impressive but quite cold inside. Presentation sheets talking feature columns and stained glass Windows, as well as the overall architecture, result of a well-known exponent of the field, and it is true that the collection is noteworthy, but in a country that has so many artistic attractions it is difficult to judge this building above average. Visit it is a pleasurable activity particularly because join us you must go for a nice walk along the riverfront.
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  • August 13, 2017
    Externally severe religious building in the Gothic style with small cemetery and Park. Bare interiors but solemn. Well worth a visit.
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You’ll easily find bed and breakfasts and guesthouses convenient to the center of town in Inverness, from the cozy to more large-scale places, often with a view down to the River Ness, which later joins Loch Ness. For more affordable accommodation, look for a few budget hostels, as well as camping and caravan sites. If you've got a car, consider staying just outside the city in a quiet village, where you can explore the city by day and nature by evening. Since this is the largest city in the Highlands, you'll probably be able to find something last minute, but if you have a specific type of accommodtion in mind, it's a good idea to book in advance.
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