Review on Dornoch Castle Hotel

Dornoch Castle Hotel hit the headlines in 2000 when Madonna got married here, and it's also renowned as a wedding venue for those with a lower public profile. It occupies the shell of an historic Tudor castle (complete with an original stone tower), and stands directly opposite Dornoch's twelfth-century cathedral.

The purpose-built Garden Restaurant overlooks the beautifully nurtured walled garden, and it is done out in a mix of Scottish baronial and contemporary style. Menus bring together Scottish and European themes, witness starters of carpaccio of salmon and scallops or confit duck and chestnut ravioli drizzled with warm plum sauce. Mains take up the baton, with anything from braised oxtail with parsnip and vanilla purée to seared fillet of hake with cherry tomato and coriander relish. To finish, try sticky toffee pudding or honey and whisky crème brûlée.

Dornoch Castle Hotel is also featured in: AA Guide

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Modern European


Mikael Helies

Restaurant Opening Times

Dinner: 6.00 - 9.00pm Mon-Sun

Accepted credit cards

Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at Dornoch Castle Hotel

  • Alfresco dining
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 75 covers
  • Family Friendly


Accomodation is available, (24 rooms)


Private parking is possible at a location nearby


Dornoch Castle Hotel
Castle Street
IV25 3SD

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