Norseman Hotel

Riverside, Wick, Caithness and Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, Scotland, KW1 4NL, United Kingdom | 1 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Wick

Day 10- Orkney Islands

A travel blog entry by dougm51 on Sep 14, 2013

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A very large day! Started with a ferry ride over to the Orkney Islands. Most of the islands are joined by causeways. First stop was at small Italian Catholic Church built by WWII Italian prisoners. On to Highland Park Distillery for a tour and sampling!!! Need I say more. I had numerous samples- yummee!!! Next was some pre-historic ruins at Ring of …

Orkney Islands

A travel blog entry by suelacey on Aug 22, 2013

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Headed out bright and early for John O'Groats, the northernmost tip of mainland UK.

The crossing was calm and took around 1 hr. turbulent water where the Atlantic Ocean meets the North Sea. A mix of still water, whirlpools, currents slapping up against each other.

Visited the Italian Chapel, built by POW's during WWII. Very …

Battlefields and ghosts

A travel blog entry by suelacey on Aug 21, 2013

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Last night's accommodation in Inverness, a very old hotel - John felt he had a "ghost experience", another one of the group, Marguerite Booth, experienced similar. Spooky.

First up this morning we headed off to Loch Ness. The loch is shrouded in moving fog which rolls over the murky waters. No sighting.

On the other side of …

Wicked sailing to Wick

A travel blog entry by simoncole

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... for 4 hours in superb conditions - some of the nicest sailing ever.



We were tied up in Wick by a quarter to nine and took a brief strole around this former fishing town, similar in size to Looe. In one year in the 19th century more herring were landed in Wick than any other port in the world. ...

Epilogue

A travel blog entry by sueblaikie

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... br> Most mesmerised by - Andrew Gormley's sculptures at Crosby
Most luxurious accommodation - Lyzzick Hall Hotel
Most embarrassing moment - ask Judy
Most disappointing - we put on weight (but we are more muscular!)
Most helpful book "Land's End to John O'Groats" by Phil Horsley
Most helpful gadget - Garmins

Best tip - go do it and take at least 3 weeks...

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This 1 star hotel, located on Riverside, Wick, is near Wick Heritage Museum.
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