Visit Dornoch for a Short Break this Autumn

Why come to Dornoch this Autumn?

Whether you are planning a short break in Scotland during the next few months or are gearing up for the Dornoch Whisky Festival, come to Dornoch and discover all we have on offer in this beautiful and unspoiled area of the country. Autumn brings beautiful weather to the Highlands, misty mornings and long sunny afternoons. We look forward to welcoming you to Dornoch soon to soak up the beautiful autumnal weather!

Only an hour from Inverness airport on the main A9 road, Dornoch is very accessible from London, Belfast, Dublin, Birmingham, Manchester and Bristol. There are also great train links from Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Take a look at our September ‘What’s On’ Calender here and here to discover some fantastic events taking place across the Northern Highlands. Car boot sales, art exhibitions, plays, live music, pizza nights, ceilidhs, craft markets, chainsaw carving festival, and guided walks are amongst the huge range of activities taking place this month.

Autumn Highlights

Dornoch Whisky Festival

Now in it’s 3rd year, you can expect a HUGE range of events throughout the weekend; some are back due to popular demand and some are brand-new  for 2017!  The programme has been planned to make sure there’s something for everyone, from the connoisseur to the novice and everything in between. Head on over to the website now to read the full programme and buy your tickets! www.dornochwhiskyfestival.com/programme

Taste North

This fantastic event takes place this year on the 1st October in Ackergill tower, Wick. The event will feature many foodie and family activities throughout the day including chef’s demonstrations, cocktail masterclasses and workshops. The Exhibitor’s Market will offer everyone the opportunity to sample food from local eateries and producers, taste local tipples and see an array of artisan crafts from Caithness & Sutherland. For families there will be plenty of children’s entertainment and various opportunities for them to get their hands sticky and learn where their food comes from.

What else is there to DO in and around Dornoch during your holiday?

Visit the magical Loch Fleet, our very own nature reserve,  where at low tides you are almost guaranteed to spot seals bathing in the sunshine. Dornoch’s award winning beach is stunning at all times of year but the Autumn sunshine is a particular stunning time. Experience the miles of beautiful sand and the views across to Golspie, Tain and towards the Kyle of Sutherland. Perfect for rock pooling with the children, walking for miles with your dogs and getting in some refreshing wild swimming (bring your wetsuit!) Visit Whisky Distilleries and Castles, go exploring on foot or by bike or even travel over to the wild West coast for the day! You will never be bored in Dornoch!

Don’t forget you can find out loads of local information on our website as well as ideas of things to do such as:  Wildlife, Golf, Whisky and Shopping!

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