Visit Dornoch

Make the most of your time in Dornoch - like a sunset walk along the beach from Embo

Discover Dornoch’s rich history and spectacular coastline. Dornoch Cathedral, was founded in 1239 and its storied past has witnessed centuries of history unfold – everything from Viking raids, clan feuds, and witch trials. From wandering the historic streets lined with centuries-old buildings to basking in the tranquility of its pristine beaches, Dornoch offers a captivating blend of heritage and stunning landscapes waiting to be explored.

Natural Wonders and Outdoor Adventures

Whether exploring coastal trails or venturing into the surrounding countryside, outdoor enthusiasts will find endless opportunities for adventure. Its pristine beaches offer miles of unspoiled sand against a backdrop of clear waters and dramatic skies. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore coastal trails or venture into the surrounding countryside for hiking, cycling, birdwatching, and wildlife spotting. The Royal Dornoch Golf Club presents golfers with one of the top-ranked courses —a challenging links course that attracts players worldwide.

Culinary Delights

Anyone who would like to sample local produce is also in for a treat. Visitors can savor fresh seafood caught from nearby waters or enjoy traditional Highland fare at local eateries. The old fire station serves as the home of Dornoch Distillery – sample the local gin. While across the firth, the tall stills at Glenmorangie, produce some of the finest whisky.  Dornoch offers various eating options with restaurants, pub meals, and takeaways, while the delicatessen and Co-op supply a range of local produce.

A Warm Welcome

Dornoch extends a warm welcome to all who journey off the A9, inviting visitors to explore its rich history, stunning landscapes, and vibrant local culture. Dornoch’s appeal lies not only in its scenic beauty but also in the myriad of activities and attractions it offers. From its world-renowned golf courses to its pristine beaches, historic cathedral, and bustling market square, Dornoch promises an unforgettable experience for travelers seeking relaxation and adventure.

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