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Mini guide to Wick

     

Wick is located on the east coast of northern Scotland and is heavily influenced by 1,000 years of Viking culture and its 19th century fishing industry. Today, the harbour remains an active focal point of town life, while the town centre exhibits considerable character and atmosphere, with its old buildings and heritage centres.

Wick's harbour is full of colourful fishing boats and plenty of activity. Strolling along the harbourside will reveal a number of interesting buildings of distinct architectural design, while the High street offers numerous shops and other facilities. The town centre is also home to delightful buildings of Victorian origin, such as the Town Hall.

Wick Heritage Museum documents the town's fishing industry and the turbulent times of the 19th century when Wick was home to 45 pubs, a distillery and a brewery. Nearby Dunbeath Heritage Centre provides a fascinating insight into the lives of early settlers, the fishing industry and the almost forgotten life of local crofting communities.

The town is home to a number of good restaurants located in anything from traditional pubs to upmarket hotels. Pubs provide the bulk of the nightlife and include the Pulteney Distillery, located in Pulteneytown. Most facilities and shops are located along the High street.

Wick, along with Thurso, are the two main towns of Caithness, an area of vast expanses and wild natural beauty. Throughout the area you can explore numerous archeological sites and dramatic castles, including the 12th century Old Wick Castle to the south of the town. Many are now in ruins. The coastline between Wick and Thurso is spectacular and includes John O'Groats, the Duncansby Stacks and Dunnet Head. Northlands Viking Centre is situated north of Wick and documents the region's Viking history.

Wick is accessible via the A9 and A99 from the south and the A9 and A882 from Thurso. Train services in the far north are limited, but public demands for increased services are gaining momentum. A rail service currently runs from Inverness through to Wick and Thurso. Bus services link Wick with all major towns and cities throughout Scotland. Wick Airport services charter flights and regular connections to Edinburgh.

Selection of hotels in this region:

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