Drink, Eat, Sleep, Relax
Portmahomack is the only west facing village on the east coast of Scotland, which means that we have amazing sunsets. It is also one of the driest places in Scotland and famous for its safe, sandy beach and small harbour designed by Thomas Telford.
The Castle has stunning views over the Dornoch Firth to the hills of Sutherland and Ross-shire. 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.
The village known locally as “The Port” has good amenities including a shop/post office, gourmet seafood restaurant, Italian Restaurant, superb cafe, community hall, caravan park and a 9 hole 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 family and dog friendly and an ideal base for exploring the north east of Scotland.
We are a short distance from the NC 500 route and certainly worth a detour.