Visited this hotel for a valentines offer with my husband in the offer was a 5 course meal this was stunning, there was a set menu but still lots of choice.
Room- we were offered an upgrade of our room when we arrived the room had a 4 poster bed, jacuzzi bath and a wood burner, room was huge and beautiful.
Breakfast in the morning again was really goid cant fault this hotel, lovely open fire in the main bar which was very relaxing. Would highly recommend this hotel.
- 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