Dornoch Immediate Local Area by B&B
Dornoch has really become a holiday destination but whatever you do check out the local attractions before you book – then book an extra day or two with Dee and Nigel!
See www.visitdornoch.com for activities that you can arrange in advance of your stay in Dornoch or just call us for advice. In the immediate area there are some super activities to make a your visit memorable and to encourage you to stay a few more days…
- Shops, Cathedral and Castle: Around the Shops and Restaurants is the Cathedral, Dornoch Castle Hotel (former Palace of the Bishops of Caithness) and by the Castle is The Jail, which was the jail for over a 100 years, but has now been turned into a shopping experience, with high quality clothing and other unique gifts. Also open is the Carnegie Courthouse, with an Information Centre, Cafeteria, & Spa. Cocoa Mountain, the new chocolate café has also opened recently.
- Whisky Distilleries: In addition to our own ALL NEW Dornoch Distillery, to the South, a few minutes drive away, the distillery in Tain makes the famous Glenmorangie malt whisky and to the North, Clynelish on the outskirts of Brora (the original home of the famous Brora single malt)
- 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]
- Seals and Dolphins: Seals visit our Loch Fleet daily and can be seen from the shore, when hauling out to bask in the sun. Dolphins and occasionally whales cruise by. Boat tours few miles further south down the Moray Firth at Cromarty
- Bird Watching: A wide variety of habitats make Dornoch an ideal location for observing birds.
- Mountain Biking: Some of the longest downhill runs in the country are here. For further information, visit the local Highland Wildcats Trails website.