Escape into the Highlands and discover the far north of Scotland with frequent flights from Edinburgh to Wick. Characterised by dramatic coastlines, Scottish wildlife and Highland charm, Wick and the surrounding Caithness may give a glimpse into a picture perfect part of Scotland you have never visited before.
Although you can't always predict Scottish weather, you will undoubtedly want to spend time in the breathtaking Highland outdoors. Discover the fantastic coastline, quaint villages, archaeological ruins and lighthouses as you explore the area by foot or bike. Furthermore if you are into surfing and water sports, The ‘North Shore’ of Scotland is quickly becoming a renowned European water destination although if the cold water temperatures are not for you, simply enjoy the scenic beaches here without venturing into the water.
Admire the Caithness coastline by taking a boat trip where you can discover the rugged cliffs and hidden beaches, venture through the magnificent sea caves and marvel at puffins, seals and other fantastic Scottish wildlife in their natural environment.
Back on dryland, take advantage of the former Viking village turned beautiful coastal town of Wick; visit the Wick Heritage centre where you can learn more about this town and its past herring trade or explore the picturesque Sinclair Castle ruins on the sea just north of Wick. Whether you are a whisky enthusiast or not, enjoy an afternoon learning about the history of one of Scotland’s favourite exports as well as tasting a wee dram or two.