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…

Local visitor attractions

Award-winning Wick Heritage Centre

www.wickheritage.org

Pulteney Distillery, producing award-winning fine malt whisky.

www.oldpulteney.com

Castle of Mey Visitor Centre and café

(15 miles north ) Home of the late Queen Mother HM Queen Elizabeth II.  http://www.castleofmey.org.uk/visitorinformation.cfm

 

Nucleus

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

The Nucleus archive centre on ground adjoining Wick John O’Groats Airport.

 

Caithness Seacoast

Take an exhilarating ride on an inflatable rib around the coast. See some of the most impressive bird colonies in Scotland and geological features around the area.

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Sea Angling

Why not take a trip out and catch your dinner…………………………….

Contact the Harbour Office for more information

 

Visit Venture North – Tourist Information for Caithness & Sutherland

www.venture-north.co.uk

 

Archaeology

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.

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.

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Sinclair & Girnigoe castles

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

The castle is built from Caithness flagstone and red sandstone and was protected by a deep ditch and drawbridge.  Built into the cliff face,  it provided the Clan Sinclair with an impregnable fortress helping to protect them from their enemies both on land and at sea.

www.castlesinclairgirnigoe.org

Walking

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