Immediate Local Area around Dornoch
In addition to world class Golf there are many other activities available in this lovely area. There is pony trekking, swimming, sea and river fishing, walks in forests and hills, with ‘Munros’ in easy distance. You can take in amazing vistas over hills, glens and sea (painting and sketching is popular). The Orkney Isles and the spectacular West Coast are within the scope of a day’s outing from Dornoch.
Here are a few ideas our guests appreciate most in the immediate area…
- Shops, restaurants and history all around your accommodation: For Historic buildings Dornoch Cathedral and Dornoch Castle are hard to beat (Castle now a Hotel with restaurant/bar). Newly opened for 2017 the Carnegie Courthouse has tourist information, whisky shop (also sells our own Dornoch Gin) and cafe and many other super quality eateries and gift shops across town. The Old Jail is now a fashion shop and for more essential items we also have a well stocked mini Co-op supermarket.
- Dunrobin Castle: A few miles up the coast lies one of the most northerly of Scotland’s great houses and dates to 1300 [Dunrobin Castle website]
- Wildlife – Nearby Loch Fleet offers interesting birdwatching and wildlife with ospreys, seals and otters. A wide variety of habitats make Dornoch an ideal location for observing birds of all types and by the seaside dolphins and occasionally whales cruise by. Boat tours to see these closer up are few miles further south down the Moray firth at Cromarty. Red deer and Highland cattle frequent the glens.
- Whisky Distilleries: To the South our local distillery in Tain hosts the famous Glenmorangie and to the North, Clynelish on the outskirts of Brora (the original home of the famous Brora single malt)
- Mountain Biking: Some of the longest downhill runs in the country are here. For further information, visit the local Highland wildcats trails website.
For more things to see and do in Dornoch go to visitdornoch.com