Wick Travel guide
Wick : Michelin's recommendations
The town lies on the banks of a river sharing the same name, which originates from the Norse term Vik, meaning a bay. Wick was the site of one of the first intensive fishing operations and in the early 19C it was the country's premier herring port. At the height of that activity, more than 1 000 boats operated from here and Pulteneytown on the southern shore. Recalling this richer past is today's small fishing fleet based in Wick harbour, which catches white-flesh fish.
Tourist attractions Wick : Things to see and do
18-20 Bank Row GB - Wick KW1 5EY
A series of displays tell the story and heritage of the town: a model of Wick in the 20C, when it was still one of the major herring fishing ports, a cooper's shop, a fish oven, a working searchlight and home interiors.
Sinclair Drive GB - Wick KW1 4JB
These ruins are dangerous. The crumbling ruins of these two neighbouring castles dominate the Bay of Sinclair. Girnigoe Castle (late 15C), with its disturbing dungeon, is the closest to the headland. To the left, beyond a moat, stands Sinclair Ca..
Airport Ind Est.The Airport GB - Wick KW1 4EP
The current factory was founded in 1960. This glass factory is known for its high-quality glass, the subtle colours of its products and the fine detail of is decorations and engravings. In the factory, visitors can follow the glass making process.
40 LOUISBURGH STREET GB - WICK KW1 4NS
"The Nethercliffe Hotel is a family run hotel in the centre of Wick, providing 3 star Accommodation and superb home cooked meals in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Created from a dwelling built in 1824, the original building is one of the oldes..
2 Market St (Riverside) GB - Wick KW1 4AR
Long-standing riverside bistro with simple dining room and conservatory. Framed Eiffel Tower prints and French posters on the walls. Authentic, classic Gallic dishes; plenty of local seafood.