Search by Map
Aviemore > Far North > Caithness > Isle of Skye > Loch Ness > Speyside > Sutherland >
 Highlands > Nairnshire >

Holiday in Wick - visit the very north of Scotland.

Self-catering cottages in Caithness and Highlands sleeping 2 - 9

Highland cottages

Large holiday homes in Highlands of Scotland sleeping
10+ people

Large rental houses.


Wick
The friendly estuary town of Wick is the perfect location for a self-catering holiday exploring the spectacular scenery and many attractions of Caithness. Originally a Viking settlement, and once the busiest herring-port in Europe, influences of Wick's rich history can be seen everywhere. Visit the award-winning Wick Heritage Centre for an insight into the town's fascinating past; a beautifully-restored 19th century fishing boat is among the unique artefacts on display.

Take time to discover the dramatic ruins of the 15th and 17th century castles of Sinclair and Girnigoe, 3 miles north of Wick. Enjoy a stunning cliff-top walk to the castles from the nearby fishing village of Staxigoe, stopping at the beautiful Sinclair Bay beach along the way, a popular spot for windsurfing and sand-yachting enthusiasts. Be sure to look out for the host of seabirds that call Caithness home; lucky visitors may get a glimpse of the area's resident puffins along the cliffs. The impressive and picturesque Castle of Mey - former home of the late Queen Mother - is another hugely popular day out and is located around 2 miles from Wick. It is a 5-star visitor attraction with a wealth of delights to discover; walk through the magnificent gardens, or enjoy the castle's animal centre, a firm favourite with younger visitors.

Explore Wick's bustling harbour and look out for the world's shortest street - Ebenezer Place measures just 2 yards and 9 inches! The famous Old Pulteney whisky distillery is an unmissable treat for single-malt lovers, while golfers can play a round at the Royal Dornoch Championship course. With an abundance of natural beauty, craggy cliffs, archaeological treasures, unspoilt beaches and wild moorland to be explored around the town, Wick is a fantastic base from which to enjoy an unforgettable Highland holiday.


Scottish Tourist and Travel Information

Scottish Islands Highlands Speyside Deeside Fife Argyll Perthshire Trossachs Borders Edinburgh Dunfries and Galloway


About Us | Contact Us | Add your cottage | Tourist guide | Travel Info

John O'Groats guide www.scotland-holiday-cottage.com © 2005