Mackays Hotel

Mackays Hotel

Luxury Hotel Accommodation in the centre of Wick, Caithness

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Cultural Attractions

Girnigoe and Sinclair Castle
This once impregnable medieval/ renaissance stronghold is now the most spectacular ruin in the North of Scotland.

Castle of Mey

Old Wick Castle

Natural Attractions

Caithness Seacoast
If you are looking for excitement, fun or something different then look no further than a trip on the exciting boat the Geo Explorer. Purpose built with twin engines, passenger comfort and safety in mind we can quickly whisk you away to a previously unseen world of nature and wonder. open all year round.

The RSPB Forsinard Flows
The Forsinard Reserve is helping to preserve the vanishing peatlands that are an important habitat for plants and small animals.

Caithness Beaches
No visit to the far north would be complete without a walk on a beach and we have a plenty of amazing ones to choose from.


North Coast 500
Scotland’s answer to Route 66 –  the new scenic route is showcasing the fairytale castles, ruins and beaches and links the spectacular natural heritage and scenery. Mackays Hotel received a special mention for its excellent food in the route review by The Guardian – click here to read the article.

Rangers Walks, Events and Activities
The booklet offers details of various events from guided walks and family events to archaeology trails and wildlife talks.

Walk Highlands
Walking is an ideal way to explore the breathtaking Caithness scenery and this great website has a large number of walking routes available for any fitness level.

Wick Golf Club
Three miles north of Wick, this beautiful golf course comes highly recommended by many a player.

John O’Groats Bike Transport
Cyclist transport service operating between Inverness and the north coast. Non-cyclists welcome too.

Hugo Ross Fishing Tackle Specialists
Hugo Ross is the North of Scotland’s premier Tackle Specialist. Hugo is always on hand to give expert advice on all local fishing.

John O’ Groats Ferries
Passenger ferry service from John O’ Groats to Orkney.  They operate every day during the summer, from 1st May to 30th September.

Other intersting links related to Caithness

Venture North
An excellent webpage with all the tourist information about venturing North to Caithness, and Sutherland you need – from accommodation and best places to eat to visitor attractions and local shopping tips.

Old Pulteney
The most northerly distillery on the Scottish mainland, creating a Single Malt Scotch Whisky that is the very essence of its remarkable location.

Caithness Holidays
Unique luxury holiday accommodation close to town centre and harbour . Exceptionally spacious lounge and dining area., fully equipped quality kitchen. Sleeps up to 8.

Mey Selection
Mey Selections is the brand name for suppliers of high quality farming and food products for the North Highlands, all products being sourced within a 100 miles radius of the Castle of Mey.

Caithness Community Website
Everything you need to know about the local area, including the latest news, entertainment, business, history and tourism articles.

Green Tourism Business Scheme
Sustainability and green issues are now very much mainstream and Mackays Hotel aims to reduce its impact on the environment.

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