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The Town of Dornoch


It’s October! When did this happen? That means it’s Dornoch Whisky Festival month! Yes, we are having the whole month to celebrate the run up to the celebration of whisky (try saying that quickly after a few drams!)


The nights are getting a little shorter here in Dornoch which is making for some truly beautiful skies and sunsets and we can’t wait for you to get acquainted with the town a little better! We’re really lucky here with a whole range of independent shops, eateries, hotels, B&B’s, self catering and experiences that are one of a kind.

We ran the Historylinks Tour of Dornoch in 2017 and we’re bringing it back again this year so more people can experience the town that has over 4000 years’ worth of history! Included in this is the last trial and execution of a witch in Scotland and we have the stone as proof - not exactly something we're proud of - but we are working everyday to try and find more and more out about Janet Horne.

Then there's our Championship Golf Course which is over 400 years old!

Our Cathedral was built in the 13th Century & is quite commonly known as where Madonna baptised her son, Rocco & our wonderful minister, Rev. Brown married her and Guy Ritchie at nearby Skibo Castle.

Talking of Skibo, it was the home of Andrew Carnegie, the steel magnate turned philanthropist and you can see his influence throughout Dornoch, most notably in our Carnegie Courthouse!

Then there is the holiday house of world-famous author Rosamunde Pilcher who found Dornoch and the surrounding area to be her inspiration to her bestselling novel, “Winter Solstice”.

Not bad for a small town, eh? But there’s more, much much more that can be written about of our lovely town, which is why we can’t wait for you to come and explore Dornoch’s history, wander the streets and find your own secrets.

We all love Dornoch, so when you’re here, find a local, ask a question, strike up a conversation and take advantage of the Highland hospitality!

See you at the end of the month, whisky lovers!

#History #Shopping #FoodampDrink #Stay

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