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Mackays Hotel
Union Street, Wick,
Caithness, Scotland,
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Our hotel is in the town of Wick, Caithness. The ideal location for exploring the beautiful Northern Highlands of Scotland.

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.

How to get here …

By Train

The Highlands is connected with Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and all the major UK cities on a daily basis. For further rail travel details visit the Traveline website. The train station is located only 200m from the hotel.

By Bus

The main bus operators run daily services to the Highlands from major cities such as Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh, with connections from all other parts of the UK. The nearest bus stop is no more than 500 metres from the hotel.

By Ferry

Wick is a great base for touring. The Northlink Ferries and Pentland Ferries operate car and passenger services from Scrabster, near Thurso and Gills Bay respectively to Orkney. John o’ Groats Ferries offer passenger-only services to Orkney.

By Car

Wick is easily accessed from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen and is just off the main A9 route to Thurso. From, Glasgow take the A82 to Fort William then to Inverness, join the main A9 route North. From Edinburgh take the M90 North to Perth then join the A9 Perth to Inverness and Wick. Or from Aberdeen the A96 Aberdeen to Inverness, then the A9 to Thurso.

We advise you check road conditions before you start your journey north.

By Air

In just over 1 ½ hours from London you can land at Inverness Airport. Daily services are operated by most flight operators such as British Airways and easyJet. You can fly to Inverness from Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Shetland, Orkney and the Western Isles. Services are also available from Edinburgh, Kirkwall and Aberdeen to Wick.

For help to plan your journey please visit the Traveline website for impartial information on bus, coach or train travel.

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