We had a wonderful New Year in The Dornoch Castle Hotel which is situated within a beautiful village which is very unusual for Scotland with it's light coloured stone buildings. We were superbly looked after throughout and the staff were exceptional. We stayed in the old part of the hotel and had a lovely room, which was charming and well equipped. The food was stunning and we thoroughly enjoyed the wine list!!! Dornoch is a lovely place to stay at new year as all the locals turn out to the street party, which includes the local piper at the top of the castle piping the new year in and there was then an excellent firework display. There are lovely walks including a fantastic beach and the scenery in this part of Scotland is very underated. A superb place to stay with welcolming fires and very friendly staff. We have stayed here before and will return as soon as we can.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Castle is located in the historic town of Dornoch across from the stunning 13th century Cathedral, boasting stunning views of the town. The central position of the hotel makes it ideal for exploring Dornoch, home to the world famous Royal Dornoch Golf Course, which overlooks the breath taking golden sand beach. Dornoch is also well situated for those looking to explore more of what the Highlands have to offer. The historic Castle is built on the site of the original Bishop’s Palace of St Gilbert, who founded the Cathedral in the early 13th century. The building eventually sold on and in 1947 became a hotel after some extensive work, which maintain much of the character of the Castle as a stately, historic and comfortable home. The Castle boasts a total of 22 en-suite bedrooms situated both within the original castle and the modern garden extension. There is a variety of room types available including; standard, superior, deluxe and our award winning Old Courtroom. Due to the castle’s layout each bedroom has its own special ambiance, great care has been taking in creating a distinctive character in each bedroom. The Castle's restaurant has retained an AA rosette standard, through the exceptional work from the chefs. The malt whisky selection is second to none and can be enjoyed in the cosy stone-lined whisky bar with the roaring fire to protect you from the Scottish winds, in the summer the walled garden is the perfect setting to relax during the long summer nights. Coming Summer 2016: The Dornoch Distillery will be opening soon on the grounds of the Dornoch Castle Hotel producing 'Old Style' Whisky and Hand Crafted Organic Gin from scratch. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dornoch Castle Hotel Scotland