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When one jumps over the edge, one is bound to land somewhere. Land right here. In Caithness.

When one jumps over the edge, one is bound to land somewhere. Land right here. In Caithness.
Mackays Hotel front

World’s Shortest Street

While it may be situated on the Shortest Street in the World, Mackays Hotel has a big heart and its historical home, dating back to 1883, has been loved and cherished by the same family for nearly 60 years ensuring it maintains its character, while embracing the very … Read more…

Trace ancestors Scotland

Trace your ancestors in Caithness

Trace your ancestors from the Far North Did you know that there are over fifty million people worldwide with Scottish Ancestry? Now  it seems very likely that you’ve got a distant Scottish relative. But how distant is your Scottish blood? If you like many others have found a … Read more…

Caithness Coast

Adventure

No Highland experience would be complete without emerging yourself in the wild and untamed landscapes! Whether you’re an animal lover or an adventure seeker there are several activities available in Caithness guaranteed to tickle your fancy.   Ranger Services Our Caithness and Sutherland Rangers offer a variety of … Read more…

Trinkie on the NC500

Wick’s Hidden Gems

Take a day out of your busy travels and explore the overlooked wonders of our hometown Wick. Lyth Art Centre Art exhibition by day or indulge in musical sensations at night. Wick’s Lyth Art Centre is a must see for the art lovers Nucleus: the Nuclear and Caithness … Read more…

Mackays Whisky

Food & Drink

Feed the soul and indulge your palette with award winning local distilleries. Old Pulteney Distillery Awarded World Whisky of the Year for their 21year old (2012), Old Pulteney Distillery is a must see to truly embrace the essence of Wick. Having thrived during Wick’s herring glory, Old Pulteney was … Read more…

History and Heritage

Heritage & History

Heritage Centres What better way to explore the footsteps of Highland ancestors than a day trip to one of our local Heritage Centres? With an ample selection to choose from you are guaranteed to find a centre that tickles your fancy.   Wick Heritage Centre No visit to … Read more…

Caithness beach on the NC500

NC500

Touring the Best of Scotland: Dubbed as Scotland’s version of ‘Route 66’, the comparison fails to illustrate the breath-taking culture and heritage one embarks on this journey. Created in 2014 by the North Highland Initiative. The route brings together 500 miles (516 if we are being accurate) of … Read more…

Orkney ferry

Location

Before you start planning your journey, have you had a thought of how much carbon will be created by your travels? To find out, try this carbon calculator which is recommended by the Green Tourism scheme. By Train The Highlands are connected with Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and all … Read more…

Caithness is framed by the sea on two sides and the mountains of Sutherland on the third.

Like a small triangular shaped piece of heaven on Earth, it has a strong identity, which looks northward to Orkney and Shetland as much as south to the highlands.

Beneath stunning, expansive skies, its windswept landscape contains nearly 5,500 archaeological features of all periods.

It’s an absolute treasure trove of history, land, and sea and it’s here for you to discover….

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