My sister was getting married on Saturday 30th March and they had booked us in to the Dornoch Castle Hotel. We stayed the Saturday night through to Sunday and cannot fault it at all. The staff where so friendly and could,nt do enought for you (what ever it was). The bedrooms where superb, our bed was nice and comfortable the room was very clean and they left a compliementry (small) cariff os Sherry, along with the tea/coffee/hot chocolate and shortbread biscuits. Down in the restaurant we went for the scallops, absolutly amazing (done to perfection). For main we had the Scottish beef fillet, asked for medium rare and again just perfect and melt in the mouth, just about managed to sqeeze a sweet in which was also 100%. We had an excellent nights sleep followed by a full Scottish breakfast which set us up for the day (as we where travelling back to Luton). I recommend this hotel 100% and would not hesitate to return in the future. EXCELLENT !!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Castle is almost certainly on the site of the original Bishop's Palace of St Gilbert, who founded the Cathedral in the early 13th Century, but it is not known when the oldest surviving part of the present building was put up. In 1557 the Palace was given to the Earl of Sutherland by his brother in law, Bishop Robert Stewart. It is clear that the building was erected before that date and may well be of the late 15th Century. The earliest surviving documentary evidence of the Palace is the Charter of 1557 by which the Bishop Robert appointed the Earl of Sutherland and his heirs to be hereditary Constables for Dornoch "situated in the Irish (Gaelic speaking) Country among the wild, unbridled, untamed and savage Scots". The appointment was made by the Bishop who was alarmed by the progress of the Lutheran doctrines and wished to safeguard the property of the Church by putting it temporarily in the care of his relations. He cannot have visualised that the Church would never own its property again. When the building passed into private hands in 1922 it was considerably modernised. Further extensive work was carried out after it became a hotel in 1947. Great care has been taken, however, to maintain the character of the Castle as a stately, historic and comfortable residence. This work continues now with the new owners who took over in June of 2000. They have gone some way to restore some of the former glory to this magnificent and fascinating historic building. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dornoch Castle Hotel Scotland