Explore Dornoch and within walking distance from Foxy’s Den….

The Cathedral is a short stroll down Castle Street. Dornoch Castle Hotel, former Palace of the Bishops of Caithness, stands opposite. Next door to the Castle is The Jail, which was the jail for over a 100 years, but has now been turned into a shopping experience, with high quality clothing and other unique gifts. The Carnegie Courthouse, with an Information Centre, Spa and an amazing Cafeteria. Cocoa Mountain, the chocolate café where chocolate fans can salivate and indulge.

There are many other small local gift shops and stores which are lovely to explore….

See for a full list of area facilities or activities that you can arrange in advance of your stay in Dornoch.


There are many high-quality golf courses close by although without doubt the highlight being Royal Dornoch GC on our doorstep. A true links test which repeatedly ranks in the world’s top 10.

Notable other courses close by include Golspie, Brora and Tain.

25% discount is available with Dornoch and other local courses with the Dornoch Firth Golf Pass.

Please get in touch for advice on a local golf itinerary or visit for further local golf information.


Explore the surrounding areas of Dornoch

In the immediate area there are an abundance of activities to make your visit memorable…

Dunrobin Castle
A few miles up the coast lies one of the most northerly of Scotland’s great houses and dates to 1300. The daily falconry displays through the summer months are quite a spectacle. (Open April-October)

Whisky Distilleries
Informative Whisky distillery tours are just a short drive from Foxy’s Den. The famous Glenmorangie Malt Whisky, located in Tain to the South and The Balblair Distllery in Edderton to the West both come highly recommended. and

A Whisky connoisseur’s delight is the Dornoch Castle Whisky Bar which has established itself as one of Scotland’s premium Whisky establishments over many years. The Whisky Bar specialises in Old & Rare bottles and unusual Single Casks from all over Scotland.

Sea Mammals / Nature Reserve
Seals visit the Loch Fleet Nature Reserve daily and can be seen from the shore, when hauling out to bask in the sun. Dolphins and occasionally whales cruise by.  Boat tours are available further South down the Moray firth at Cromarty.

North Coast 500
Scotland’s version of the Route 66 is ever growing in popularity and for good reason. Everchanging dramatic scenery along with numerous activities and local experiences await around every corner of this epic 516-mile journey. The far North of Scotland really has so much to offer.

The picturesque town of Dornoch makes for an ideal start or stop off location on the North Coast 500.  Whether you are on a complete circuit of the route or simply wanting a ‘dip your toe in the water’ shorter experience start planning your journey at

Mountain Biking
Some of the longest downhill MTB runs in the country can be found a short drive away in Golspie. For further information, visit the local Highland Wildcats Trails website.

The variety of the local terrain provides walks to suit all levels of fitness from a short beach stroll to a more strenuous hike. Nearby Fyrish and Ben Bhraggie both reward you with delightful viewpoints of the area while Ben Wyvis is the nearest of Scotlands Munro status mountains.

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