Flowers and chocolates will get you so far, but for a complete Valentines Day success story, how about a romantic getaway in a beautiful Highland castle hotel?
That’s the prospect offered by this Valentines Big Deal whisking you and a loved one away for a loved-up break at the cosy and romantic Dornoch Castle Hotel.
Historic Highland hotel
A scenic hour-long drive from Inverness, the family-owned Dornoch Castle Hotel can trace its earliest roots back to a 13th century bishop’s palace.
Its views across the Dornoch Firth to the purple hills of Ross and Cromarty made it a handy military lookout point. These days it makes it the perfect spot for a little romantic stargazing.
With selective availability for a choice of dates over the Valentines weekend, Friday 12 to Sunday 14, today’s Big Deal is for two people to stay in one of the hotel’s Garden Rooms, with a full cooked breakfast in the morning plus a dram of whisky and shortbread on arrival.
Overlooking the walled gardens, these bright and sunny rooms are part of the modern garden wing and are all ensuite with a shower or bath and shower. All have twin or superking beds.
If you choose to book a Valentines dinner in either the candle-lit Garden Restaurant or in front of the open fire in the more informal bar, then you can look forward to the finest Scottish produce.
Dornoch Firth mussels, West Coast scallops and Highland venison all make regular appearances on a menu that puts the accent on superb Scottish cuisine.
The bar also has a very special range of malt whiskies, perfect for a relaxing nightcap.
Plenty to see and do
Set in the beautiful town of Dornoch and situated directly opposite the inspiring 12th century Dornoch Cathedral, the hotel is ideally located for a little hand-in-hand hill walking, fishing or distillery visits.
Previous visitors have loved their time at Dornoch Castle Hotel. This is what a couple of recent regulars had to say on TripAdvisor recently:
‘Great to be back. What an amazing stay again. Good rooms, friendly staff and an amazing whisky list in the cosy bar! My place to stay when in Dornoch… We had loads of fun and nothing was too much for the staff to help us out.’
‘Great stay. Had a good time staying at the castle, as always. Peaceful lounging in front of real fire with whisky galore. Dining excellent once again. Many thanks to wonderful staff. Such beautiful scenery!!! Rooms wonderful.’
Today’s Big Deal at Dornoch Castle Hotel would be the perfect choice for a romantic Valentines getaway. Who wouldn’t swoon at the prospect of a night in a Highland castle?
Rescue a loved one from February mundanity and enjoy a little fantasy with a Valentines escape with today’s Big Deal from Dornoch Castle Hotel.