Dornoch Castle Hotel Castle Street, Dornoch, Scotland, UK

Castle overview

A stunning 500-year old castle-turned-hotel with luxurious rooms and suites, conveniently located in the centre of Durnoch.

Enxperience luxury and history during your stay at the Dornoch Castle Hotel. Located in the centre of the historic town of Durnoch, this hotel castle is right across the 12th-century Dornoch Cathedral and is within walking distance from restaurants and popular tourist attractions. This 500-year old castle was turned into a hotel in 1947. Blending history and modernity, the castle features landscaped gardens and a modern annex. It also houses two restaurants and is connected with the Dornoch Distillery.

Castle Highlights




1 / Design

The castle hotel adds a modern touch to its historic charm and traditional architecture, and each of the 24 rooms and suites are elegantly furnished and individually styled.

2 / Dining

With restaurants on site, guests can enjoy a rich culinary experience at the castle hotel, whether it’s fine dining, a candle-lit dinner, or a taste of inventive seasonal dishes.

3 / Location

Located in Castle Street, the Dornoch Castle is conveniently situated in the centre of Durnoch, close to restaurants and popular shops.




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Dornoch Castle Hotel

Castle Street, Dornoch, Scotland, UK

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The Vault

Fine dining at the castle is offered at The Vault. This restaurant offers a specially designed menu in a truly intimate setting. The dishes are complimented with wine and whisky.

Grant MacNicol at the Castle

A restaurant and bar is also found inside the castle. The Grant MacNicol restaurant serves inventive seasonal dishes. The bar offers drinks, including those from the Dornoch Distillery. Open daily from 12:00 to 2:00 pm, and 6:00 to 9:30 pm. Afternoon tea is also served from 1 until 4 in the afternoon.

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