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Postcode: IV19 | code search
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Tain Highland Gathering

September
Taste of Tain International Festival
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Mansfield Castle Hotel
"Good Points: Good staff service, excellent breakfast, beautiful hotel. General review: Very pleased.

Date visited: 2010-05-05 ..." More

Dornoch Bridge Inn
"good food , great haggis, good land lord with a sense of humour. I will be back.

Date visited: 7,8,9 october 2009 ..." More

Mansfield Castle Hotel
"Good Points: fantastic rooms.....got The Tower Suite, amazing!! General review: brillant, hope to visit again. Left a review on holidaywatchdog.com

Date visited: 2009-09-12 ..." More

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Tain is an ancient Royal Burgh in the Highlands of Scotland situated on the south-side of the Dornoch Firth. Tain’s original charter was granted in 1066 by Malcolm Canmore, making Tain Scotland’s oldest Burgh. Tain is a town of great antiquity and character with interesting architecture. The oldest buildings are the three churches dedicated to St. Duthac, with St. Duthus Church built c1370. The old Tolbooth dates 1706-33 with the baronial-style court-house attached dating 1848. The Town Hall, Royal Hotel, Parish Church and Museum were all built by the Maitland family in the 19th century. Tain has beautiful countryside, quiet beaches and is a popular tourist resort with hotels, guest houses and plenty of places to eat out. The High Street has a wide range of shops from supermarkets to a garden centre and there are often market stalls in the town centre. Tain has a golf course, sports and recreation clubs with swimming pool and a play-park, there are scenic walks, cycling, fishing and an abundance of wildlife. Tain hosts a Summer Gala with The Red-Arrow display, parachute displays, country shows, pipe bands and children’s entertainers. Tain’s Highland Gathering is held in August in the Glenmorangie Distillery grounds with a range of Highland games, helicopter rides and children’s events. The Glenmorangie Distillery is north-west of Tain famous for its single-malt whiskey.

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Attraction

Aldie Watermill Craft and Gift Shop
Glenmorangie Distillery

Camping

Dornoch Firth Caravan Park

Dentist

Tain Dental Practice

Doctor

Tain Health Centre

Pub and Bar

Commercial Inn
Dornoch Bridge Inn
Inver Inn
Star Inn

Restaurant

Commercial Inn
Glenmorangie House
Kanisha Restaurant

School

Craighill Primary School
St Duthus School
Tain Royal Academy

Solicitor

Macdonald & Sandison

Taxi

Brians Taxis

Gordon Taxis
Hire Henry Taxis

Tour Guide

Ocean Links Golf

Shops

Scotsburn Garden Centre
Morangie Garden Centre
Heads & Tails
Rhanich Farm

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Mansfield Castle Hotel (0.39 miles)

Mansfield Castle Hotel

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Mansfield House Hotel is a luxury country house hotel, rated 4 star by the Scottish Tourist Board, in which the resident owners provide a welcoming and friendly atmosphere in a comfortable ... More

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Morangie House Hotel (0.46 miles)

Morangie House Hotel
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The Morangie, a fine old Victorian mansion, is set on the northern outskirts of the Ancient and Royal Burgh of Tain, Ross & Cromarty, one of Scotland's oldest burghs. Its grand design and spacious and ... More | visit website

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Dornoch Castle Hotel (4.73 miles)

Dornoch Castle Hotel

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Set in private and beautifully manicured gardens, this Scottish Castle occupies a tranquil position in the heart of the beautiful village of Dornoch, yet still enjoys easy access to the A9. Steeped ... More

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Eagle Hotel (4.75 miles)

Eagle Hotel

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The Eagle Hotel is a beautiful, traditionally run hotel in the Idyllic highlands of Scotland. Situated in Royal Dornoch, it makes ideal base to explore the local area, or play ... More

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Dornoch Hotel (4.89 miles)

Dornoch Hotel
Set in its own grounds, overlooking Royal Dornoch Golf Course and the sandy beaches of the Dornoch Firth, this attractive hotel is a few minutes walk from the centre of Dornoch, an enchanting little cathedral ... More | visit website
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Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle (5.28 miles)

Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle
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Heaven On Earth Was How Andrew Carnegie Described Skibo - His Glorious Highland Castle Which Is Now Home To The Carnegie Club. The Carnegie Club ... More
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Mill Farm B and B (6.29 miles)

Mill Farm B and B

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Mill Farm is a working farm and family home, located just two miles away from the historic county town of Dornoch. Set in its own 50 acres of ground, Mill ... More

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Kincraig Castle Hotel (8.77 miles)

Kincraig Castle Hotel

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A relaxing retreat just 20 minutes away from Inverness, this peaceful hotel is surrounded by some of Scotland’s best golf courses, beaches, distilleries, castles and scenery. Kincraig Hotel is set in ... More

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Royal Hotel Cromarty (9.14 miles)

Royal Hotel Cromarty

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Overlooking the peaceful Cromarty Harbour, with stunning views of the Cromarty Firth, the hotel offers you traditional Highland hospitality at its best, whether you are staying for relaxation or that ... More

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Sydney House (9.15 miles)

Sydney House
Situated on the High Street, Sydney House is a traditional Georgian House. Built in 1849, it was once known as “Watt’s Temperance Hotel”. Sydney House has recently been renovated to a high standard. Great care ... More | visit website

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