Dornoch

Visit Dornoch for beautiful beaches, wonderful walks, World Class Golf Course and ancient historical centre including our 13th Century Cathedral. Dornoch also has a wonderful range of small, independent shops and cafes. Dornoch is best discovered on foot, so park up and enjoy a meander around St Gilbert Street, little changed since medieval times, catching glimpses of Dornoch Cathedral as you head to the Square, passing the Dornoch Castle Hotel, once the bishop’s palace. At every corner you’ll find something to catch your interest and beguile you!
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Cathedral

Dornoch Cathedral’s first service was held in 1239 and it continues today as a parish church. Originally Roman Catholic rites were observed but since the Reformation it has been part of the Church of Scotland. The Cathedral has many interesting features, not least the gargoyles on the exterior.

 

Dornoch Beach

Dornoch’s safe, Blue Flag beach, is ideal for families with its gentle shallows, sheltering dunes and miles of golden sands. Perfect for paddling and swimming on warm summer days. Throughout the year it is popular for walkers taking a gentle stroll or carrying on north to Embo.

 

History links 5* Museum and Trail

Historylinks is one of the very few 5 star museums in Scotland.  Dedicated to the history of Dornoch parish, current displays include a golf professional’s workshop where Donald Ross honed his skills, Carnegie at home at Skibo, the shameful burning of Scotland’s last condemned witch and the impact of the Picts and the Vikings.

 

Golf

Dornoch is home to the Championship Course which is ranked 5th best in the world as well as the Struie Course which is the 50th best links course in the UK. Both courses welcome visiting golfers 7 days a week, as does their clubhouse which provides high quality cuisine and refreshments. Why not enrich your visit to Dornoch and play our neighbouring courses whilst you are here? All of these friendly courses welcome players of all standards: GolspieTain and Bonar Bridge.

 

Explore the Whisky Trail

Lovers of single malts or those keen to learn about Scotland’s national drink can visit 4 famous distilleries within just a few miles of Dornoch. Clynelish, Balblair, Glenmorangie and Dalmore are all close by so there is every opportunity to raise a glass to your holiday in Scotland.

 

Wildlife Watching

Ospreys, red deer, sea birds, seals, dolphins and ducks are all to be found in and around the Dornoch Firth. Our natural landscape is rich in habitats and provides safe havens for many resident and migratory species.

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