Historylinks Trail

The Historylinks Trail is a flat walking tour of Dornoch's past told through a series of 15 interpretation panels withing the town (and one at Meikle Ferry - 4 miles away).

The starting point for the trail is Historylinks Museum and a leaflet, available at the reception desk, includes a map and details of the main locations to be visited.

There is a display board at each site but, if you wish to have more detail, illustrated guide books in English, Gaelic, French, German and Italian are available for purchase at the museum shop.

You can explore the town by walking around with an eye open for detail: a street name here and architectural detail there, all add up to give a fascinating picture of our past. Dornoch is unusual, in that so much of our heritage is accessible.

Stroll among the gravestones in the churchyard, looking for familiar names. Contemplate your fate in a cell in the jail (now a shop). Imagine how poor wretches met their deaths at the hands of the executioner at several sites.

Click on the image opposite to download a copy of the Trail guide.

Heritage Trail
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Historylinks Museum, The Meadows, Dornoch, Sutherland IV25 3SF

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