Ackergill Tower

Ackergill Tower By Wick, Wick, Caithness and Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, Scotland, KW1 4RG, United Kingdom | Castle
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Travel Blogs from Wick

Communing with the Water Spirits

A travel blog entry by grahamandmandi

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... Maybe they were all still in bed sleeping off a long night of ****-hurling, who knows?

First stop was the beautifully-named Groam House, a tiny little museum of the Picts (it has to be tiny because so little is known of them.) But of course, that only opens at 11am. (It's all that midnight ****-hurling.) Instead we went down to Chanonry Point, a little spit of stones sticking out in the middle of the nine-holes-out-and-nine-back golfcourse, surely the coldest ...

Day 9 Travel to Wick

A travel blog entry by dougm51

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WICK & THE ORKNEY ISLANDS.
Visit the Culloden Visitor Centre and battlefield, scene of the 1746 defeat of the Jacobites before driving along the shores of Loch
Ness in search of the monster. Now follow the lovely coastal route north to Wick for two nights. After breakfast, drive to John O'Groats, the most northerly town on the British mainland, where
you board a terry to the Orkney lslands. Visit the village of Skara Brae, the Ring of Brodgar, Kirkwall and the ...

Wick and Castle Mey

A travel blog entry by rozzij

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... of 7,333 and is a Royal Burgh. It is an estuary town and very pretty. We stay at the Norseman Hotel which is a 70's style hotel but really comfy. We get our room keys and tidy up then head off to see the Queen Mother's home of Castle Mey which is open to the public when Charles & Camilla aren't staying. The Queen Mother bought the Castle in 1952 after her husband died and as it was in danger of being abandoned. It needed a lot ...

End of a Journey

A travel blog entry by priceless

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We awaken to the sound of the bus load of 'tourists' getting ready for a day tour on the Orkney Islands.   By the time we wander in for breakfast, they have all gone and we share the room with a small number of other guests. As we are booking out, the guy at reception says that another bus load will be in tomorrow and it will continue throughout the 'summer'.   This is what keeps the town viable. We know from yesterday's walk that John O'Groats is just 20 miles (32 ...

Hebrides and Malin

A travel blog entry by bollinger_babe

... Sexes” and the ladies’ team knew they had some ground to make up as we were lagging behind by 10 points. The picture round was scenes from British sitcoms and you had to identify which ones they were. Whenever we looked as if we were stuck, one of the barmen standing behind us held the answer up on the back of a beermat!

The next round was general knowledge ...

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This castle, located on Ackergill Tower By Wick, Wick, is near Wick Heritage Museum and Sinclair s Bay.
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