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Top ChoiceMuseum in Wick

Wick Heritage Centre

Tracking the rise and fall of the herring industry, this great town museum displays everything from fishing equipment to complete herring boats. It’s absolutely huge inside, and is crammed with memorabilia and...

French in Wick

Bord de l’Eau

This serene, relaxed French restaurant is Wick's best place to eat. It overlooks the river and serves a changing menu of mostly meat and game French classics, backed up by daily fish specials. Starters are great...

Distillery in Wick

Old Pulteney

Though it can no longer claim to be the most northerly whisky distillery on mainland Scotland (that goes to the upstart Wolfburn in Thurso), friendly Pulteney still runs excellent tours twice or more daily...

Scottish in Wick

No 1 Bistro

One of Wick's quality eating establishments, this is an appealing option for lunch or dinner at Mackays Hotel. The food is fairly classic in style and includes local lamb and pork as well as game dishes and a...

Ruins in Wick

Old Wick Castle

A path leads a mile south from town to the ruins of 12th-century Old Wick Castle, with the spectacular cliffs of the Brough and the Brig, as well as Gote o' Trams, a little further south. In good weather, it's a...

Ruins in Wick

Castle Sinclair Girnigoe

Three miles northeast of Wick is the magnificently located clifftop ruin of Castle Sinclair. It's a short walk from a car park, with some interpretative signboards along the way.