Local Information

There is lots to see and do in and around Wick.

Wick Heritage Centre

The largest Multi-Award winning Museum in the North of Scotland

Wick's Heritage is graphically documented in - an award-winning Museum - a beautifully restored 19th century fishing boat - the unique 'Johnston Collection' revealing 112 years of social history captured by a family of local photographers - and much, much more!
Visit the Wick Heritage website for more information.

Old Pulteney Distillery

Tours of one of mainlands most northerly distilleries

Founded in 1826 by James Henderson at the height of Wick's celebrated herring boom, the Old Pulteney Distillery is one of the most northerly Scotch whisky distilleries on the British mainland.
Vist the Pulteney Distillery website for more information.

Castle of Mey

The Castle of Mey and Gardens - The Queen Mother's Home in Caithness

The castle is open every day in season from 10.20 am until last admission at 4.00 pm. The visitor centre, tearoom, shop, grounds and animal centre are open every day during the normal season from 10.00 am until 5.00 pm.
Vist the Castle of Mey website for more information.

John O'Groats

Famous Northern Scotland landmark

Often called "The start of Great Britain" as John o' Groats is on the northeastern tip of Scotland, there is much more to John O'Groats than this.
Vist the John O'Groats website for more information.

Castle Sinclair Girnigoe

The only castle in Scotland to be listed by the World Monuments Fund

This once impregnable medieval / renaissance stronghold is now the most spectacular ruin in the North of Scotland.
Vist the Castle Sinclair Girnigoe website for more information.

Sinclairs Bay and Wick Golf Club

Beautiful unspoilt sandy beach and Wick Golf Club

Accessible from the golf club car park Sinclairs bay beach is a clean sandy beach open to all, including dogs. The golf club is open to visitors (golf clubs can be hired by prior arrangement).
Vist the Wick Golf Club website for more information.

Lyth Arts Centre

Presenting both Performing Arts and Exhibitions

A beautiful old building surrounded by trees and ancient stone walls. Once a Victorian village school the interior has been converted to a dynamic multi-purpose arts centre.
Vist the Lyth Arts Centre website for more information.

Caithness Broch Centre

Explore the history of Brochs

An exhibition centre exploring the history and purpose of Brochs. Why and how they were dug and what they mean to us today
Vist the Caithness Broch Centre website for more information.

Caithness Horizons

Museum, Exhibition Gallery, Cafe and Shop

Caithness Horizons houses a permanent collection that tells the story of the county of Caithness from 416 million years ago to the present day including the Picts, the Vikings and the history of the Dounreay Nuclear Research Establishment.
Vist the Caithness Horizons website for more information.

There are many other places worth visiting in Caithness.

The places don't have their own websites but a quick search on the Internet will provide more information.

  • Ebenezer Place, Wick (shortest street in Great Britain)
  • Castle of Old Wick
  • Caithness Seacoast
  • St Fergus Art Gallery Wick
  • Wick Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Northshore Pottery
  • Patricia Niemann Jewellery
  • Waterlines Visitor Centre, Lybster
  • Whaligoe Steps
  • Laidhay Crofthouse Museum
  • Mary Ann's Cottage
  • Stacks at Duncansby
  • Dunnet Head
  • Caithness Horizons
  • Castlehill Heritage Traill
  • Visit Orkney by Pentland Ferries or John O’Groats Ferries
  • Hill o Many Stanes
  • Cairn of Get
  • Camster Cairns
  • Yarrows Archaeological Trail