History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
Directly across from the old cathedral on one side of the historic market square stands Dornoch Castle, a 15th century fortress. The castle is now a hotel. On the edge of the town is the Royal Dornoch Golf Course, the 3rd oldest course in the world, where golf enthusiasts have played since the early 17th century.
The last witch to be executed in Scotland died at Doroch in 1722. A plaque in a garden commemorates the death of Janet Horn, who was accused of changing her daughter into a horse and convincing the devil to shoe her. A few miles away at Skibo is a manor house once owned by Andrew Carnegie. A short drive north along the coast brings you to the Victorian splendour of Dunrobin Castle, while even closer at hand is medieval Fearn Abbey.
Address: Dornoch, Highlands, Scotland
Attraction Type: Town
Location: On the A949 5 miles north of Tain
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NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Fearn Abbey - 7.3 miles (Abbey)
Tarbat Old Parish Church - 7.6 miles (Historic Church)
Dunrobin Castle - 7.8 miles (Historic House)
Carn Liath Broch - 7.9 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Hilton of Cadboll Chapel - 8.9 miles (Historic Church)
Hugh Miller’s Cottage - 13.7 miles (Museum)
Cromarty Courthouse Museum - 13.7 miles (Museum)
Gates of Negapatam (Fyrish Monument) - 17.3 miles (Historic Building)
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