Castle Hotel

A Bed and Breakfast in East Sutherland

Photo - Castle Hotel

We have stunning views over the Dornoch Firth with the hills of Sutherland and Ross-shire visible from the Castle.Dornoch Firth is a special protection area (SPA) for wildlife and a special area of conservation (SAC). We frequently spot dolphins in the firth and the seals are sometimes cheeky enough to watch us from the rocks right in front of the pub. Sea otters have also been spotted close by.

Portmahomack is also famous for its safe, sandy beach and small harbour designed by Thomas Telford

The village has good amenities including a shop/post office, cafe, gourmet seafood restaurant, caravan park and golf course. We also have a number of artists in the village including a jewellery designer and maker. The very interesting Tarbat Discovery centre is just up Castle Street. Here you can discover the fascinating Pictish history of the area. The Castle is an ideal base for exploring the north of Scotland. Only a short distance from the NC 500 route and certainly worth a detour.

The Castle is just 42 miles from the bustling city of Inverness, 32 miles from Brora and 19 miles from Dornoch with its magnificent beach and famous golf club.

Castle Hotel

Guest Facilities

  • 1 x Family
  • 1 x Triple
  • 2 x Double/Twin
  • Full Cooked Breakfast
  • Evening Meals
  • Bar
  • Dogs welcome by arrangement
  • Wifi
  • Check-in between: 17:00h and 24:00h.
Castle Street
Portmahomack
Tain
IV20 1YE
T 01862 871345
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The Rooms

  • Photo - Dalmore
    Dalmore
    Type: Family
    Capacity: 4 adults
    Bathroom: Ensuite Shower
    In Room: The Dalmore is a family room situated on the first floor with a sea view . The room has a double bed and bunk beds suitable for 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
  • Photo - The Grouse
    The Grouse
    Type: Triple
    Capacity: 3 adults
    Bathroom: Ensuite Bath
    In Room: The Grouse room is a family room with one double and one single bed. The room is situated on the first floor and is ideal for small families or groups, it sleeps up to three people.
  • Photo - Morangie
    Morangie
    Type: Double/Twin
    Capacity: 2 adults
    Bathroom: Ensuite Shower
    In Room: The Morangie room can be configured into a twin or double room. This room is situated not he first floor and has a sea views looking onto the Dornoch firth. The room sleeps up to two people.
  • Photo - Highland Park
    Highland Park
    Type: Double/Twin
    Capacity: 2 adults
    Bathroom: Ensuite Shower
    In Room: TV, Kettle, Wifi, Non Smoking, TV/DVD, Hairdryer. A smaller twin bedroom which can be set up with a double bed. It has an ensuite shower room and underfloor heating

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East Sutherland

East Sutherland lies north of the Dornoch firth until the start of Caithness above Brora. The county also stetches westwards to Ullapool although its definition can be a bit confusing as most of it has a Inverness-shire postcode and is thus identified by Private House Stays as North Highlands. The area has some good farming land as well as the usual beautiful highland scenery, dotted with whisky distilleries, lochs, rivers and mountains. Dornoch, Tain, Golspie and Brora are all highland towns with their own interesting histories and culture. Dornoch has a world famous championship golf course, the bird watching and coastal scenery are spectacular and the Falls of Shin are also recommended for a visit.