Share This

Wick - 5 Great Things

Being a former Viking settlement, Wick is the largest town the far north of mainland Britain.
The town used to be one of the busiest herring ports in Europe during the 19th Century, and today is renowned for having scenic coastal areas and a wide selection of wildlife.

Here are some of our favourite things to do and see:


Noss Head Lighthouse

Noss Head

Noss Head lighthouse was built by Robert Arnot in 1849. It was the first lighthouse in Scotland to use a diagonal framing to the light-room glass, which helps produce a stronger light beam.  


Castle Sinclair Girnigoe


Located approximately 5 miles from Wick is the spectacular Castle Sinclair Girnigoe.  Built in the late 14th Century by William Sinclair, this fortification is impressively built on the edge of a cliff.  Find out more


Old Wick Castle

Cstle Wick

The castle of Old Wick was built during a period when the kings of Norway held power over Caithness and Sutherland as the Northern and Western Isles, this making it one of the oldest castles in Scotland. Find out more


Sinclair's Bay


Sinclair’s bay is a stunning white sanded paradise that has a castle at either end of it. The beach is very peaceful and is an attractive place for surfers with its high beach break.  The area has a large amount of wildlife from seabirds to the occasional orca.



Pulteney Distillery



The Pulteney Distillery is the most northerly on the mainland, and continues to make whisky using the traditional methods that they used when it first opened nearly two centuries ago in 1826. Find out more



 All Images are covered by creative commons:

Head: Ritchie Lee | Second: HSJP82 | Third: Steve Brown | Fourth: Rob Faulkner | Sixth: Erik Charlton