Things to do

Wick is a vibrant town on the northeast tip of mainland Scotland.

A wide variety of activities and things to do are right on your doorstep. Do as much or as little as you choose…


Check out – Tourist Information for Caithness & Sutherland


 Wick Heritage Centre 

Wick Heritage Centre, Bank Row, Wick

Award winning local heritage museum offering guided tours


Old Pulteney Distillery & Visitor Centre

Old Putleney Distillery & Visitor Centre, Huddart Street, Wick

Distillers of award-winning fine malt whisky. Tours available.


Dunnet Bay Distillers & Visitor Centre

Dunnet Bay Distillery, Dunnet

Distillers of Rock Rose Gin. Tours available.


Lyth Arts Centre

Lyth Arts Centre

A year-round programme of Live Performances and exhibitions presents the best work of small-scale touring companies – often innovative and experimental.

This includes drama, dance, jazz, folk, world, and new music.

Check out their website for up to date event information.


Castle of Mey & Visitor Centre

Castle of Mey & Visitor Centre

Home of HM Queen Elizabeth – the Queen Mother.



Nucleus and Caithness Archives, Wick Airport, Wick

Archive of the nuclear power industry and of local history and heritage.


Caithness Seacoast

Caithness Seacoast Tours – Sinclair & Girnigoe Castles

See the other side of Caithness with an exhilarating trip aboard.


Sinclair & Girnigoe Castles

Located west of Noss Head lighthouse dates back to the 14th century.


A rich archaeological heritage exists throughout Caithness.

World-class examples of historic sites such as the Neolithic 5000-year-old Camster Cairns are just on your doorstep.

Camster Cairns Scotland – Travel Scotland

The Yarrows Archaeological Trail is located 5 miles south of Wick.  The trail takes you on a walking route around Loch Yarrows – an area of large pre-historic remains, comprising a bronze age chambered cairn and a fine example of an iron age broch.


Explore the Telford trail around Wick finding out more about Thomas Telford`s engineering influence in the area.

Explore the varied paths located in and around the town, taking you walking around the river, or perhaps around the North and South Head pathways.

Why not take the pathway towards the Castle of Oldwick which is perched precariously on a steep sea cliff promontory.

A delightful exploration on foot awaits just around the corner — whatever your chosen route…

Many other walks and pathways are available to explore throughout Wick and its surrounding areas.

Contact the Harbour Office for more information.