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13th century historic church - the most northerly cathedral on the mainland of Great Britain
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The Cathedral | High Street, Dornoch, Scotland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 9 September 2012

We were traversing the countryside when we came through Dornoch. We immediately were drawn to the cathederal and it's delights. I am glad we wandered inside to enjoy this cathederal.

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 28 May 2013

We went in the fall of 2011 while in Scotland on our honeymoon. It's a nice enough cathedral but I've seen more impressive ones both in Scotland and in Canada, but I have to say that checking out the dozen or more gargoyles along the...More

1  Thank Danielle D
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All reviews the stained glass windows well worth a visit lovely building guy ritchie lots of history stone walls worth a quick visit small town steeped in history across the road lovely place century wedding worship graveyard congregation sermon
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 fantastic.

Thank Iain S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 a cheeky smile too

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 the most quirky facts is that one of the tombstones was used during...More

Thank Fishnstitch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting small cathedral.Very well maintained and presented featuring fine atchitecture and some very attractive stained glass.Very good visit.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely little Cathedral with simply stunning stained glass. Tranquil village location, well worth a visit.

Thank 54clover
Reviewed 10 October 2018

We were staying locally and decided to visit this Cathedral where Madonna got married. The stained glass windows are amazing. There are brochures in multiple languages for visitors which is a nice touch.

Thank Colin M
Reviewed 30 September 2018

What a gem! The Dornoch Cathedral is a t-shaped cathedral that had been rebuilt and modified several times. However, each time, the original flavor was maintained. Due to renovations, you can see the original stone pillars, as they were left exposed due to the history....More

Thank Martha G
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Popped in during a visit to Dornoch. Opted to wait until the wedding party had left. Lol. Amazing stained glass windows with a clear mix of old and more modern designs view. X

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Reviewed 28 September 2018

The cathedral is rather average but check out the graveyard! It contains an authentic plaiden Ell, a for of measurement for cloth during the medical markets that were held there.

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Reviewed 25 September 2018

We were there for a charity concert. Everyone could not have been more helpful and we all much enjoyed the experience in thsi very special christian place.

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27 April 2018|
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Response from Highlander197 | Reviewed this property |
Cathedral always open unless there is a wedding taking place in which case it would be closed for about an hour.. fantastic place and warm welcome plus free entry.. hope you have a wonderful time
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Sheila M
8 April 2018|
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Response from bahiggs | Reviewed this property |
I am very sorry but did not go up the tower but if you Google it you should find out, hope this helps
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Response from Edbit | Reviewed this property |
Hi there - yes, there are services at 11:00am on Sunday mornings. The cathedral is a fully operational church, part of the Church of Scotland. I attended a wedding there (fabulous location), and the female minister is a hoot!
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