Dornoch Cathedral, Dornoch

Church · Tourist Spot
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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  • Closed. Left to the elements. Weeds and other fauna growing on roof. Cemetery left unattended. An eyesore really.  more »
  • Sadly we were unable to visit as the building was closed Sutherland have taken the decision to close all churches due to COVID The notice on the door says it could be open but then lists reasons...  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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