Sitting on the edge of the Dornoch Firth, the small historic town of Dornoch boasts a tranquil location and stunning scenery. This thriving community sits on the east coast of the north Highlands that runs from the Moray Firth up to Sutherland. The town offers miles of golden sand beaches that stretch from Dornoch Point, heading past Embo beach to the mouth of Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve.
Adjacent to the beach is a Site of Special Scientific Interest that features nesting birds, flora and fauna. The coast is also a favourite with wildlife such as seals and a sizeable population of both breeding and wintering birds.
The town is famed for its impressive cathedral. Founded in 1224, it was restored by the Countess of Sutherland in 1835, and again in 20th century. Scotland’s top philanthropist Andrew Carnegie paid for some of its stained-windows. The town is also reputedly where the last witch in Scotland was burnt in 1722 - a fact commemorated by the Witch’s Stone.Things to see in Dornoch MORE
And for those keen on golf, the Royal Dornoch championship course, ranked 13th in the world, is not to be missed.