Top things to do in Dornoch

Church in Dornoch

Dornoch Cathedral

Consecrated in the 13th century, beautiful Dornoch Cathedral, one of the Highlands' loveliest churches, is an elegant Gothic edifice with an interior softly illuminated through modern stained-glass windows. The cont…
Italian in Dornoch


The clean lines of this contemporary Italian-American cafe make a break from the omnipresent heritage and history of the coastline. Ciabattas and salads stuffed with tasty deli ingredients make it a good lunch stop;…
Scottish in Dornoch

Dornoch Castle Hotel

In the evening, toast your toes in the cosy bar, which has decent real ales and a substantial malt selection, before dining in style at this hotel restaurant, tucking into dishes featuring plenty of game and seasona…
Museum in Dornoch


Historylinks is a child-friendly museum focusing on local history. Displays cover geology, the Picts, the building of the cathedral and the development of the golf course – and you can add to your background knowled…
Clothing in Dornoch

Dornoch Jail

In the former prison in the centre of town, this sprawling shop has a nice line in upmarket Scottish clothing, including Harris tweed and Lochcarron knitwear. There are also gifts – a stuffed Highland cow is a guara…
Cafe in Dornoch

Courthouse Cafe

Beautifully set in the former town courtroom, this is an atmospheric upstairs spot for a coffee or lunch, with a range of attractive wooden tables, comfortable armchairs and other places to perch.
Pub Food in Dornoch

Eagle Hotel

Nobody on the streets of Dornoch after 7pm? You'll find most of them in this cosy, welcoming pub, which looks after its customers with good service and a menu of fairly priced, solid offerings, such as reliably tast…
Visitor Centre in Dornoch

Carnegie Courthouse

The impressive 19th-century former courthouse building in the centre of town now contains a spa, cafe, whisky cellar and visitor information. Winter opening times are restricted.