Welcome to Mackays Hotel Wick

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Mackays Hotel is located in Wick, in the beautiful area of Caithness. Built in 1883, the hotel has gained wide recognition for its high standard of award winning service and fine food. The hotel is continually updated, successfully enhancing the period features with simple yet stylish touches to provide a relaxed atmosphere. Mackays Hotel is an ideal base to tour the northern Highlands and Orkney Isles.

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ROOMS – warm, comfortable and welcoming
View from bedroom windowMackays rooms are warm, comfortable and so welcoming, you’ll find yourself relaxing from the moment you arrive. With 30 rooms to choose from we can offer you a combination of twin, double or single and if you are visiting with young family we’ll be happy to accommodate you with adjoining rooms or additional bed space.

All of our rooms have ensuite bathrooms and further facilities and services include:

* Flat screen digital tvs with freeview, over 30 channels
* Direct Dial telephones and free wireless broadband access
* Tea, coffee and biscuits
* Hairdryer
* A local guide, written for your convenience, by our team
* A courtesy local newspaper delivered to your door each morning
* An early morning alarm call should you wish

PUBLIC AREAS – come in and join us!
Our friendly bar is at the heart of the Wick community and the centre of Hotel activity. With a well stocked bar – Whisky and wines are a speciality – you’ll find yourself in good company and good spirits! Of course, during the day you can relax with a newspaper or a board game and enjoy one of our many choices of coffees and teas.

Customer CommentThe breakfast, served in the dining room, is like one you’ve never experienced before. Locally produced Caithness sausages, bacon and eggs with all the trimmings or, for the health conscious amongst you, cereal, fruit or continental options.

In No 1 Bistro, as in the rest of the hotel, we use locally sourced ingredients to serve delicious lunches and dinners seven days a week; again, No1 is loved by locals and guests alike and brings a buzzing, friendly atmosphere to the hotel most nights. For full details and menu options click here.

All of our public areas have wireless broadband access, free of charge to all hotel guests.

NO 1 BISTRO – mouth-watering food and drinks
Using only the best in local produce and fish straight from the boats at Scrabster, No 1 Bistro is one of Caithness’s tastiest choices for lunch and dinner. Both our guests and local residents find the atmosphere is friendly, lively and welcoming. We are happy to accommodate any dietary requirements; please contact us in advance.

No 1 Bistro is open seven days a week from 10:30am - 9pm (last orders)

EXPLORE – Discover beautiful Caithness
Caithness is a wonderful, mystical part of Scotland with many places to visit. Mackays Hotel in Wick gives you the perfect base from which to explore this largely unspoilt region and we are only a ferry ride away from the beautiful Orkney islands. From the grandeur of The Castle of Mey, home to the Queen Mother for many years to the simplicity of our coastal views and isolated beaches, the variety of things to do and see within a short drive of Wick will amaze you.

The Five BikersCaithness is a bird watching paradise with birds of many species on the cliffs and inland on the bog or farming countryside. If you come in the springtime, the tens of thousands of nesting seabirds will amaze you.

Caithness has over 4000 monuments and castle ruins dating from Prehistoric times right up the more recent Highland Clearances era. Most are not signposted but simply ask at reception for a map and directions to enjoy a wonderful passage through time. Entry to castle and monument sites are in the main, free.

Our local whisky, Pulteney, has its own distillery and you can tour this, sampling the wonderful malt and liquer on offer. Once your visit to us ends, you can continue to explore Scotland’s distilleries

No visit to Caithness would be complete without a tour of the award winning Wick Heritage Centre; run by Wick Society on an entirely voluntary basis, all the items are on loan by individuals or their families ensuring a genuine and personal look through the history of the area.

LOCATION – find out where we areWick Accommodation
Below are the directions to reach Wick,
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By Car
Wick is easily accessed from the 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. From Aberdeen the A96 Aberdeen to Inverness, then the A9 to Thurso. The Highlands can be accessed by these three main arterial routes.

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

By Bus
The main bus operators who operate daily services to the Highlands from major cities such as Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh, with connections from all other parts of the UK.

By Train
The highlands are connected with Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and all the major UK cities on a daily basis. For further rail travel details visit the Travel Line website.

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, British Midland and easyJet. You can also 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.

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.

Turn right out of airport car park and continue along ‘Ackergill Street’ until you come to the North Primary School which is on the left hand side of the road. Opposite the school on the right is ‘Hill Avenue’. Turn right onto Hill Avenue and continue until junction. At junction turn left onto ‘George Street’, stay on this road. It will take you through the traffic lights through the town centre and over bridge to a mini roundabout. Take first left on roundabout, then immediate right, down the one-way street ‘Union Street’. Mackays Hotel is on the left.

On leaving the train station turn left, stay on this road which goes downhill. Directly opposite the junction of this road at a mini roundabout is Mackays Hotel.

From Inverness you will enter Wick by the South road, stay on this road. Further up this road there are crossroads and a set of traffic lights. Go straight on. The road will take you to a mini roundabout, take the third turning off roundabout, then immediate right, down the one-way street ‘Union Street’. Mackays Hotel is on the left.


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