Dornoch Castle Hotel, Dornoch – 3 Star
WELCOME TO DORNOCH CASTLE HOTEL
Your No. 1 Choice for a Luxury Scottish Castle Hotel
Dornoch Castle Hotel is set in the beautiful, historic town of Dornoch and situated directly opposite the inspiring 12th century Dornoch Cathedral, making it one of the most perfect wedding venues in Scotland and a great choice for anyone looking for a luxury hotel break in the Scottish Highlands.
Dornoch Castle Hotel has a total of 22 en suite bedrooms situated within the oldest part of the castle and the modern extension. There are several room types including Garden Standard, Deluxe, Superior, and our award-winning Old Courtroom.
Due to the layout of this historic castle, every room has its own special theme and ambience, each bringing out a piece of history.
Family owned and run, Dornoch Castle Hotel has been carefully refurbished to maintain the character of the Castle, at the same time, making it a historic and comfortable residence.
Only an hour north of Inverness, Dornoch Castle guests can enjoy a panoramic trip north through the Scottish Highlands before settling in to enjoy a gourmet dining experience.
EXPERIENCE HISTORY AND LUXURY IN OUR SCOTTISH CASTLE ROOMS
The Dornoch Castle Hotel matches history and the modern era perfectly, with a selection of room types to choose from, all with their own character and theme
DINING IN A SCOTTISH CASTLE RESTAURANT HAS NEVER BEEN BETTER!
Whether you want that special candle-lit dinner in the Garden Restaurant which overlooks the formal walled gardens; or a more informal meal in comfortable surroundings in front of the roaring log fire in the 11ft fireplace that was formerly the Bishop’s kitchen in the 1500’s.
The Castle’s original restaurant and dining room has been transformed into the Whisky Bar and reception that features 15th Century stonewalls, completed with oak panelling and Caithness slab flooring.
The chefs at the Dornoch Castle Hotel have been working exceptionally hard maintaining, for six years running an AA Rosette Status. Using locally source produce to highlight all that Scottish cuisine has to offer. Our food and beverage team have crafted a wine and whisky list especially to compliment the chef’s menu.
On sunny days, the garden is a sociable hive of activity with customers enjoying an open air dinning experience in our beautiful walled gardens, an ideal location for taking in Scotland’s long summer nights.
Meals are served daily from 6.00pm to 9.00pm daily.
Golf & Activities :
There is plenty for you to do in the North of Scotland and Dornoch is the perfect spot to try these new sports and activities.
There is clay pigeon shooting, squash, tennis, Geocaching and candle making workshops with Coast Candles. You can also sample various activities at the Dornoch Lochans including; fishing, golf, croquet and boules.
The beach is renowned for its golden sands and is an excellent location for bringing your kids to play; kite surfing; swimming and even the occasional dolphin sighting. Dornoch Beach has recently been awarded an award of excellence by the Keep Scotland Beautiful organisation.
The Dornoch Firth and surrounding areas must be a golfer’s heaven because some of the finest 18-hole courses in the country are all within a short driving distance from each other.
Championship Course ranked No.6 in the world and No.1 in Scotland by Golf Digest 2014
Struie Course ranked No.50 in the best links courses of UK & Ireland by Golf Digest 2011
Dornoch Castle is ideally situated for golfing enthusiasts and beginners alike, as the famous Royal Dornoch Championship Golf Course is only a stone’s throw away from the Castle. It is the third oldest golf course in the world after St Andrews and Leith, and is still one of the finest. It runs along the curve of the coast behind the sand hills, overlooking the great golden beaches around the bay. Ranked number 6 in the world, and only a 10 minute walk away.