Of course here at Mackays Hotel you might think that we are biased, being based there and all.
So to prove that Caithness is an ideal place to come and visit, we have put together our list of the very best things to do when you decide to stay in a beautiful slice of Scottish life.
If you are looking for a great place to take a family walk, then you can’t go far wrong with Rumster Forest. Found near Lybster. This wood not only takes you through the very heart of the Scottish Highlands but it also allows you to get up close and personal with Roe Deer, Buzzards and maybe even a horse or two!
Wick Heritage Museum
If you want to discover more about the local area and some of its history then you should definitely plan in a visit to the Wick Heritage Museum. Started from humble beginnings this is a small yet incredibly information heritage centre which displays things from town life, living and working on the harbour and even an insight into the inner workings of a home.
If you like your activities a little more adrenaline packed, then why not book a sea faring trip with Caithness SeaCoast! Taking to the water in a Rigid Inflatable Boat you will be able to see so much of the local area, including castles, wildlife and the beautiful harbour. All whilst having a pretty exciting time.
Wick Golf Club
For those who love nothing more than a spot of golf you might be pleased to learn that Caithness boasts the most northerly course on the East Coast of Scotland. Golf has been played at this historic course since 1870 and it is not only an excellent place to play but also give you a chance to take in the stunning views too. Sinclair Bay, Noss head and a whole selection of castles; once you have worked up a thirst on the course you can enjoy a well earned dram at the 19th hole!
Caithness Wildlife Tours
One of the most popular things about the Caithness area has to be the beautiful and diverse wildlife. If you want to discover the animals that the Highlands has to offer, then one of the best ways is to sign up for a wildlife tour. In small groups you will be taken to some of the best known sightseeing spots to discover Puffins, Lapwings, Seals, Deer and if you are lucky maybe even a Dolphin, Orca or Whale out at sea!
Hopefully, this list has inspired you to book yourself a visit to Caithness; and discover the Highlands for yourself. If you are looking for a comfortable and welcoming base for your break, then why not book in to stay here at the Mackays Hotel?
Surrounded by so much beauty and with everything you need in one place, there really is not better place to stay then here at our beautiful hotel.