Guidebook for Wick

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Guidebook for Wick

Food Scene

Great for celebrations - takes pride in providing Highland specialties for every kind of diner including vegetarians and vegans.
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Mackays Hotel
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Great for celebrations - takes pride in providing Highland specialties for every kind of diner including vegetarians and vegans.
Welcoming Bistro with imaginative food at the very end of the Land's End to John o'Groats trail
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Stacks Coffee House and Bistro
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Welcoming Bistro with imaginative food at the very end of the Land's End to John o'Groats trail
A wide range of international dishes cooked by people who really love food; reward yourself with lovely food and spectacular views when you've climbed flight of over 300 steps 250ft back up from the Whaligoe Haven.
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Whaligoe Steps
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A wide range of international dishes cooked by people who really love food; reward yourself with lovely food and spectacular views when you've climbed flight of over 300 steps 250ft back up from the Whaligoe Haven.

Parks & Nature

Noss Head's cliffs are impressive from the top - they are breathtaking from the sea. See puffins and other seabirds at the right time of year, not to mention seals, porpoises and orcas if you are lucky.
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Caithness Seacoast Ltd
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Noss Head's cliffs are impressive from the top - they are breathtaking from the sea. See puffins and other seabirds at the right time of year, not to mention seals, porpoises and orcas if you are lucky.
See the birds and the Flow Country at the RSBP centre
Forsinard Flows
See the birds and the Flow Country at the RSBP centre

Sightseeing

The Queen Mother's home in the far North of Scotland is a spectacular Castle with impressive grounds. Dunrobin Castle between Brora and Golspie is if anything even more impressive and has it's own railway station. As you do.
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Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust
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The Queen Mother's home in the far North of Scotland is a spectacular Castle with impressive grounds. Dunrobin Castle between Brora and Golspie is if anything even more impressive and has it's own railway station. As you do.
Caithness's stone age sites include the Hill o'Many Stanes, Camster Cairns and countless Brochs. Find out how people lived here thousands of years ago.
Hill O' Many Stanes
Caithness's stone age sites include the Hill o'Many Stanes, Camster Cairns and countless Brochs. Find out how people lived here thousands of years ago.
Be sure to visit at least one distillery while you are here. Rock Rose make prize-winning gin. There's also Old Poultney in Wick and Wolfburn just outside Thurso, and John o'Groats Brewery
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Rock Rose Gin
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Be sure to visit at least one distillery while you are here. Rock Rose make prize-winning gin. There's also Old Poultney in Wick and Wolfburn just outside Thurso, and John o'Groats Brewery
You can see the romantic ruins of Castle Sinclair Girnigoe from the Kitchen window. Walk back in time and visit some of Scotland's most Horrible Histories. Be sure to walk down to nearby Sandigoe Beach where the stores for the Lighthouse were llanded and winched up to Noss Head .
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Castle Sinclair Girnigoe
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You can see the romantic ruins of Castle Sinclair Girnigoe from the Kitchen window. Walk back in time and visit some of Scotland's most Horrible Histories. Be sure to walk down to nearby Sandigoe Beach where the stores for the Lighthouse were llanded and winched up to Noss Head .

Arts & Culture

Caithness is home to some of Scotland's most talented artists, some home-grown and some attracted here by the open skies and light. Caithness Horizons curates regular exhibitions of some of their best work.
Caithness Horizons Museum and Art Gallery
Caithness is home to some of Scotland's most talented artists, some home-grown and some attracted here by the open skies and light. Caithness Horizons curates regular exhibitions of some of their best work.
See the history of Noss Head Lighthouse at the heritage centre in Wick.
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The Wick Heritage Museum
20 Bank Row
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See the history of Noss Head Lighthouse at the heritage centre in Wick.
If you like hand-thrown poettery or ceramic sculpture, be sure to visit Jenny Mackenzie Ross in Latheron. And drop into the cafe and craft centre at Forse opposite the pottery on the A99.
North Shore Pottery
If you like hand-thrown poettery or ceramic sculpture, be sure to visit Jenny Mackenzie Ross in Latheron. And drop into the cafe and craft centre at Forse opposite the pottery on the A99.

Drinks & Nightlife

The intimate music venue in the old school at Lyth hosts small theatre productions and some of Scotland's best musicians.
Lyth Arts Centre
The intimate music venue in the old school at Lyth hosts small theatre productions and some of Scotland's best musicians.

Shopping

A lot of the pictures in the cottage came from this little gallery in Thurso which showcases some of Caithness's talented artists. Buy presents for friends or treat yourself.
Coo's Tail Gallery
8 Olrig St
A lot of the pictures in the cottage came from this little gallery in Thurso which showcases some of Caithness's talented artists. Buy presents for friends or treat yourself.

Getting Around

Busses from Wick go to Orkney and Inverness, and nearer destinations like John o'Groats and Thurso,.
Bus Terminal
Busses from Wick go to Orkney and Inverness, and nearer destinations like John o'Groats and Thurso,.
Known locally as "Bank's Boat" the Pentland Ferry is an independent company taking foot passengers and vehicles to Orkney.
Port of Gills Bay
Known locally as "Bank's Boat" the Pentland Ferry is an independent company taking foot passengers and vehicles to Orkney.
Take a day trip to orkney - foot passengers only - the bus will meet you and take you to Kirkwall.
John O' Groats Ferries
Take a day trip to orkney - foot passengers only - the bus will meet you and take you to Kirkwall.