If you are planning a trip to Wick you will need somewhere cosy to rest your head after a long day of exploring this beautiful part of the Scottish Highlands.
Once a Viking settlement, Wick is now a popular principal town where people flock to see the remains of the Castle of Old Wick, known locally as the Old Man of Wick.
If you’re looking for amazing accommodation as a base for exploring this wonderful and fascinating part of the world, you’re in the right place! Wick is home to many luxury hotels, charming bed & breakfast establishments, and camping sites – so there’s something for everyone!
We’ve picked out some of the best accommodation options for you to choose from. Whether you’re spending a weekend exploring John O’ Groats or just heading to the North of Scotland to relax, there’s a Wick accommodation to suit you. Let’s take a look at some of your options!
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Hotels in Wick
With so many hotels in Wick to choose from, it can be tricky to know which one to pick! We’ve selected some great hotels that will suit everyone.
Whether you’re looking for family rooms, a single room, or a charming establishment for a romantic getaway, you’re sure to find the perfect hotel here!
If you are looking for a comfortable hotel in the heart of Wick, Mackays hotel offers its guests award-winning service and delicious food at its on-site restaurant, No1 Bistro. This excellent venue serves it’s guests local produce and fresh fish from the boats of nearby Scrabster.
This hotel which was built in 1883 is simple but stylish and it is well recommended by those who have stayed here in the past – many who return year after year. There are many benefits of staying at this hotel including free Wi-Fi and parking and pets are welcome.Check Online Availability
Bay View offers guests excellent value for money as well as stunning views! This cosy B&B in Highlands region is the perfect place for guests that want a homely hideaway in Wick.
Hosts here serve continental and buffet breakfast options and guests can enjoy Bay View’s relaxing garden area.Check Online Availability
Olrig House Country Estate
Spoil yourself with five-star accommodation near Wick. If you would like world-class service during your trip, you will find it at Olrig House Country Estate in Castletown which is twenty minutes away from the town.
This luxury B&B is located on a historical estate located in Castletown. Guests can choose to stay in the country house or a self-catering cottage/stable apartment.
This popular location is less than two miles from the beach and is surrounded by a walled garden, a skate park and a forest.
If you want to visit one of the country’s most popular tourist attractions, Olrig House Country B&B is only 15 miles from John o’ Groats and the Orkneys island ferry, making it an excellent choice for travelling tourists.Check Online Availability
If you’re looking for the best hotels in Wick, take a look at the Norseman Hotel. Boasting 48 rooms, each of which offers a beautiful view and everything you need for a comfortable and pleasant stay.
The front of the hotel offers a stunning view of the Wick River, a perfect place to take a walk and breathe in that fresh country air. Each room provides an en-suite bathroom, complimentary toiletries, and free WiFi.
The hotel restaurant serves everything from light lunches and afternoon teas to family dinners, there’s something for every occasion!Check Online Availability
Bed and Breakfast Wick
You can’t beat a charming B&B, with comfortable rooms and a delicious breakfast each morning, it’s the perfect way to explore Wick and the surrounding areas. Check out some of our favourite B&Bs below!
The Clachan Bed & Breakfast
The perfect base for your Wick holiday, The Clachan Bed & Breakfast offers a warm welcome and high-quality accommodation. There are 6 bedrooms, all of which have been recently and expertly renovated to give guests ultimate comfort.
Expect complimentary toiletries, central heating, a flat-screen TV, free WiFi, and tea, coffee, and biscuits! Enjoy breakfast every morning at this award-winning B&B to get your Wick adventure started!Check Online Availability
Impala Guest House
If you want to stay at one of the smaller, family-run B&Bs in Wick, the Impala Guest House is a perfect choice.
Located along the North Coast 500, this charming bed and breakfast is conveniently located with easy access to Wick train station and bus routes. All the guest rooms have hot drinks trays to make you feel welcome, along with Freeview TV and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Choose from either a hearty full cooked breakfast or a continental option each morning to start your day. There’s also private parking available and secure storage for bicycles or motorbikes.Check Online Availability
Located just off the North Coast 500, Burnside Cottage is a luxury B&B offering guests a warm and friendly welcome. Formerly a croft house, the B&B has been extensively developed into a cosy establishment even on those cold stormy Caithness days!
Looking over beautiful open countryside, you’ll have amazing views of the Isle of Stroma and the Orkney Islands. There’s private parking, free WiFi, and the rooms all have either en-suite or private bathrooms for complete privacy.
The B&B is also child-friendly with family rooms available. There’s a secure and locked garage to store bikes and other equipment.Check Online Availability
One of the B&Bs that are conveniently situated on the North Coast 500 route, Thrumster House is a live-in family-run bed & breakfast that has been welcoming guests for many years. A very pet-friendly B&B, Thurmster House is the perfect base for a Wick adventure.
For the walking lovers, the surrounding areas have some charming woodland walks and there’s even an Iron aged Broch nearby. Just two miles away lies the Yarrows Archaeological Trail, one of the biggest concentrations of Stone Age remains in the whole of Europe!
The two bed and breakfast rooms both have private bathrooms and free WiFi along with stunning views of the grounds.
Breakfast is served every morning and you can choose from a hearty full cooked or other options such as Scottish porridge, or fresh fruit and yoghurt.Check Online Availability
Wick Caravan & Camping Sites
For those who love camping and touring, we’ve picked out some of the best sites for you to start your Wick holiday, whether you’re rolling up in a motorhome or looking to pitch your tent.
The Ferry View campsite is perfect for those wanting a pit stop or a quiet break to explore the iconic NC500 route or the Orkney Islands.
Located halfway between Wick and Thurso, Ferry View is the ideal base for discovering what Caithness has on offer, including the Pulteney Distillery Visitor Centre!
The camp owners are also former tour guides so if you want to know anything about the local areas they’ll be able to help you. Open all year round, the pitches are all individually fenced with hardstanding and grass areas, plus electric.
There’s also a separate grass section just for tents with separate parking and the site is dog-friendly. This small site provides a peaceful retreat for guests and BBQs and campfires are welcome.
Wick Caravan and Camping Site
Located in Caithness, the Wick Caravan and Camping site is quiet and picturesque. It’s popular with fishing lovers as Caithness offers many lochs and rivers where you can enjoy a peaceful days fishing.
Set next to the Wick River, this family-friendly site is surrounded by trees that provide lots of natural shelter. There are 15 hardstanding pitches as well as flat, grassy pitches all with electric hookups.
It’s an ideal base for exploring Caithness or the Orkney Islands, and ferries to John O’Groats are only 17 miles away. You can buy fishing permits from the local tackle shop and the site is dog-friendly.
Bower Wigwams is a great base for exploring Inverness and the ancient castles of Wick. These pet-friendly glamping pods each have a raised platform with a comfortable and breathable mattress.
There’s also a flat-screen TV and an outside firepit and furniture to relax in. These pods are perfect for small groups or couples, set in a grassy garden and sheltered by the nearby trees.Check Online Availability
Wick Holiday Cottages
If camping sites and hotels in wick aren’t your thing, why not opt for a holiday cottage? You’ll have the freedom to come and go as you please, whilst taking in the fresh air of the Scottish countryside. Take a look at our top picks below!
This Wick accommodation features 1 bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge and a microwave, and a cosy living room with a flat-screen TV. The bathroom has a separate shower and for convenience, you can request towels and bed linen.
There’s even a continental breakfast available each morning and you’ll also get free WiFi. Those who love hiking will be pleased to know there are lots of nearby walking trails. An ideal cottage for couples who want to explore Wick and the surrounding areas.Check Online Availability
Thistle Cottage is a wonderful period cottage offering comfortable country accommodation. This unique property has its own walled garden and stunning mature hardwood trees, making it a very secluded spot, even though it’s in the heart of the Royal Burgh of Wick.
There’s off-road parking that’s completely private and with space for two cars, making it ideal for group holidays.
The cottage was recently renovated and boasts a luxurious fitted kitchen, superior quality furniture and a modern design – whilst still retaining its Caithness heritage.
There are two king-size rooms, both with en-suite bathrooms and the kitchen is fully equipped with many mod-cons including a Dolce Gusto coffee maker.Check Online Availability
Caithness View Lodges
For countryside lovers, a stay at the Caithness View Lodges is essential! The brand new self-catering lodges offer acres of beautiful farmland for you to explore.
Each luxury lodge can sleep up to 6 people, making them perfect for family and group holidays. The kitchen is kitted out with everything you need, including a fridge, electric oven and hob, and a kettle.
All pillows, bed linen, and duvets are supplied and there’s also a wall-mounted flat-screen TV and free WiFi.Check Online Availability
Wick Self Catering Accommodation
Hillside Camping Pods
Many tourists travel to wick to enjoy the Hillside Camping Pods.
A great self-catering option in Wick for both families and couples each pod has a patio area, a kitchenette, a dining area and a seating area with a TV, and a private bathroom.
This is the perfect getaway for those that enjoy glamping and exploring the Scottish outdoors.Check Online Availability
Wick Apartment, Loch Street
If you’re looking for a cosy and conveniently located apartment, take a look at this one situated on Loch Street. This property offers free WiFi and beautiful garden views.
There are two double-sized rooms, a flat-screen TV and a fully equipped kitchen with a washing machine, a dishwasher and a microwave. There’s also 1 bathroom with a shower and the apartment is just a few minutes away from Wick train station.Check Online Availability
If you want amazing views overlooking Wick harbour, The Steamboat is for you! This charming and cosy apartment offers comfortable living with local amenities within walking distance.
It has 1 double bedroom and 1 sofa bed, allowing the apartment to sleep up to 4 people. The award-winning Wick Heritage Museum is just a short stroll away and there are lots of stunning river and coastal walks nearby. Look out for dolphins, whales, and even puffins!
The apartment has everything you need for a pleasant stay including a fully equipped kitchen, toiletries, free Wifi and nearby car parking.Check Online Availability