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Links House At Royal Dornoch, Dornoch


Links House is a Scottish manor home in the great country house tradition. The original building was constructed as the manse to the Dornoch Free Church in 1843 at the direction of the Reverend George Rainy Kennedy. Today, over 170 years later, Links House enters a new chapter in its history as a bespoke luxury boutique hotel. The newly-constructed Mews, Glenshiel and Sporting Bothy are constructed of the finest materials, exciting design style and architectural detail as the Main House.


43 miles North of Inverness in the Highland coastal town of Dornoch, with its award-winning beach, world-class golf course and 13th century Cathedral.

Ideal For

Golfers, A Taste of the Highlands, Rural Escapes, Road Trippers and Country Pursuits


The Ultimate Luxury Scottish Country Home


Rooms and Suites

Links House has five deluxe rooms, eight luxury suites and two bespoke apartments – all decorated in the house’s original style with unique tweed and named after North Highlands salmon rivers. As Links House is comprised of three unique buildings, each with their own character and personality, guests may take each in its entirety for the night for the ultimate exclusive use.

Food and Drink

The Courtroom: The Courtroom is a buzzing cafe, bar and brasserie offering everything from coffee and cakes to fresh, locally-sourced dishes and crafty ales. Designed by Thomas Brown and opened in 1849, The Courthouse has been a central hub of Dornoch since then and The Courtroom is no exception. Launched in 2016 and with a refreshed concept in 2020, this comfy café & tearoom by day, is now enhancing its offering to being a bar & brasserie at night. Allowing friends, old & new, to enjoy more of what makes us special; The best of the highland larder, weekly live music, specially selected wines, craft beers & house-made cocktails. Although the Jury are ‘out’, a sea of famous and infamous faces will still be ‘presiding’ over proceedings in The Courtroom. Our mural created by Sandy Noble depicts a ‘journal’ of the history and culture in Dornoch, past and present.

MARA: The finest dining experience in the Highlands, debuting 2021 at Links House, MARA will offer gifts from Scotland’s waters, fields, forests and skies, presented with minimal interruption. Mara translates to “sea” in Scots Gaelic and reflects Links House’s coastal location beside Dornoch beach and the North Sea.

Other Activities

The Highland Concierge at Links House spearheaded by Alastair Kennedy will tailor every aspect of your bespoke itinerary whether country sports such as shooting, stalking and fishing, or guided cycling and hiking itineraries across the majestic Highlands. Links House is also the perfect base to explore the North Coast 500 with detailed maps and some “off-the-beaten-path” route enhancements — a route enjoyed by car enthusiasts around the word. Located 50ft from the first tee of the world acclaimed Royal Dornoch Golf Club, Links House is a hot spot for golfers.

Nearby Attractions

The North Highlands is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with a fascinating history. Castles and Gardens, Museums and attractions such as Loch Ness and Culloden Battlefield, tell the story of this unique northern outpost, from Neolithic times, to Picts and Vikings, clans and Jacobites and to modern-day Scotland.

Prices From:

£225 per night (includes “The Breakfast Not Worth Getting Out of Bed For” — juice, smoothie, energy shot, tea & coffee, sausage roll, terrine, smoked salmon, oatcakes, egg muffin, blueberry muffin, pastries, & brioche — all locally sourced)

Transport Links

Links House is a mere one hour’s drive north from Inverness on the A9, just four hours from both Glasgow and Edinburgh. Inverness Airport is served by regular scheduled flights from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Luton, Belfast City, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Belfast, Dublin and a daily international flight to Amsterdam. By rail, Inverness is served by a nightly (excluding Saturday) sleeper service from London Euston. Onward travel with Scotrail serves nearby Tain and Golspie stations.

Contact Details

Website: www.linkshousedornoch.com

Address: Golf Rd, Dornoch IV25 3LW