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Castle Sinclair Girnigoe
Castle Sinclair Girnigoe is a castle located about 3 miles north of Wick on the east coast of Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom. It is considered to be one of the earliest seats of Clan Sinclair.
Founded in 1826 by James Henderson at the height of Wick's celebrated
herring boom,the Pulteney Distillery is one of the most northerly Scotch Whisky
distilleries on the British mainland.
Scotland’s oldest castles
Discover one of Scotland’s oldest castles, perched on a narrow promontory on the far northeastern tip of the mainland.
The Castle of Old Wick was probably built in the 1100s, it may have been built by the halfNorse
Earl Harald Maddadson. Known as ‘The Old Man of Wick’, the castle is dominated by its fourstorey tower. Parts of its
seaward side have long since collapsed, but it retains a striking and dramatic presence.
John O’Groats is a village in the Canisbay parish of Caithness, in the far north of Scotland. John
o' Groats lies on Britain's northeastern tip, and is popular with tourists as one end of the longest
distance between two inhabited British points on the mainland, with Land's End in Cornwall lying
876 miles (1,410 km) to the southwest. It is not quite the most northerly point on the island of
Britain; nearby Dunnet Head is further north.
John o' Groats is approx 16 miles from Wick.
Orkney is a group of islands situated a few miles off the northeast tip of mainland Scotland.
With its green fields and hills, stone pinnacles rising out of the sea, rugged cliffs and sandy
beaches, it is the ideal place for getting away from it all
The main attraction for visitors to Orkney is its ancient history. From the Stone Age to the Picts
If you want to see prehistoric villages, ancient tombs, ruined palaces and standing stones, then
book your ticket now. Orkney is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage
Wick Heritage Museum
The Wick Heritage Museum is run by the Wick Society on an entirely voluntary basis. With a few
exceptions all the items are on loan by individuals or their families. It is a multi award winning
museum and houses a fish kiln, a cooperage, a blacksmith shop, a restored fisherman’s house,
art gallery, the famous Johnston collection of photographs of 115 years history and a working
Castle of Mey
The Castle of Mey was the property of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother from 1952 until
1996, when Her Majesty generously gifted it with an endowment to the Trust.
The castle is situated on the north coast of Caithness, in the parish of Canisbay, about 19 miles
north of Wick and six miles west of John O'Groats. It stands on rising ground about 400 yards
from the seashore, overlooking the Pentland Firth and the Orkney Islands.
The North Coast 500
The North Coast 500 is a 516mile (830 km) scenic route around the north coast of Scotland,
starting and ending at Inverness Castle. The North Coast 500 (Also known as NC500) was
created by the North Highland Initiative and was designed to bring together the best of the north
Highlands of Scotland in one iconic.