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One of the many grand historic buildings found in Dunedin would look great on a misty moor rather than jammed into a corner in the inner city. St. Dominic’s Priory has the traditional gothic appearance seen in horror films.

Needless to say, it presents a somewhat scary appearance as it looms over an inner-city street only a short walk from the centre of Dunedin. The style of the building is known as “stripped Gothic”, Gothic architecture without the usual ornamentation. It was praised at the time of its opening for being aesthetically striking without being gaudy so suitable for the home of a religious order. read more