Dornoch Castle Hotel
Dornoch Castle was built in the 15th century and once belonged to the Earl of Sutherland, but it passed into private ownership early in the 20th century and has been operating as a hotel since 1947, with the current owners taking over in 2000. As you’d expect of a hotel of this stature, there are dining options to suit most, whether you’re after a special candle-lit dinner overlooking formal walled gardens, or a more informal meal in front of a roaring log fire. Produce is sourced as locally as possible, and provenance is stated on the menu, with leaves from Saladworx, Dornoch Firth mussels and game from Muir of Ord featuring regularly. Sunday lunch is popular with locals, and on sunny days the garden comes to life with customers enjoying the chance to dine al fresco.