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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  • I may be slightly biased, but this far north to have a church that is so historically important and yet which is still in daily use, is remarkable. Almost 800 years of history plus the wear and tear o...  more »
  • ...and much smaller than I expected. It is smack bang in the middle of the town so cannot (and should not!) be missed when visiting Dornoch.  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
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