Dornoch has so much more to offer than can ever be written about, but here are our top ten favourite things:


  1. In the current calendar, the Dornoch Whisky Festival is the most Northerly festival of its kind in the UK.

  2. Dornoch has a range of award-winning hotels, including Links House at Royal Dornoch, the Dornoch Castle HotelThe Eagle Hotel - all of which won big at this years Scottish Hotel Awards.

  3. We are home to the award-winning Carnegie Whisky Cellars who have been nominated and awarded several wins from the Scottish Independent Retail Awards in their three short years of trading.

  4. We are also home to the world-famous Dornoch Castle Whisky Bar, which has also taken top awards from SLTN and CAMRA.

  5. We're home to the world famous Dornoch Cathedral which dates back to the 13th century.

  6. Dornoch is home to one of the best golf courses in the worldThe Royal Dornoch.

  7. We have an award winning beach.

  8. We are a beautiful hidden gem just off the North Coast 500 route.

  9. We're also home to one of the few five star rated museums in the Highlands: Historylinks.

  10. And finally, did we already mention that Dornoch has its own Distillery? That's a pretty big one, maybe we should have led with that?


You'll get the chance to experience all of these things over the course of the Dornoch Whisky Festival and we can't wait to welcome you to our a small but mighty town!


To find out more about our wonderful town, including where to eat, sleep and be merry, visit its official website, Visit Dornoch here.