Wick Harbour

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Once the most important herring port in Scotland, Wick Harbour is located in Pulteneytown, a part of Wick which was developed by Thomas Telford in the early nineteenth century to provide homes for fishermen's families.

The harbour is now home to a marina and the offices of an off-shore wind farm as well as Caithness Sea Coast which operates boat trips around the Caithness coastline.

Wick Heritage Centre is a minute's walk from the harbour, and recounts the story of Wick's people with a focus on its boom in the nineteenth century.

Wick is the last stop on the Far North Railway line from Inverness. The journey takes around 4.5 hours by train; or 2.5 hours by bus or car.

It is around 25 minutes' drive to John O'Groats and Scrabster, from which an onward ferry runs to Orkney.