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Located on the stunning east coast of northern Scotland, Wick takes its name from the Viking word for ‘Bay’ as this was a place of numerous Viking landings; this is where they used to moor their Norse longboats and many trading vessels. This is still a town where life daily life revolves around the activities in the harbour having a proud seafaring heritage in its past it could do little else. Holiday lettings in Wick offer visitors the chance to explore the northern parts of Scotland and to discover the small villages that are dotted along the rugged and beautiful coastline. Many of the cottages and villas in Wick can offer some spectacular views of the coastline and harbour area.

Coastal Life

For a time Wick was the busiest fishing port in the country, with herring being the main catch landed here. Such booming industries led to the development of inns and taverns which totalled a massive forty seven hostelries claiming to be serving a massive eight hundred gallons of whiskey to the town fishermen every week! Apartments in Wick are few although all of the holiday accommodation in Wick is ideally situated to allow you to explore along this beautiful area of coastline so you are sure to find somewhere that is perfect for you and your family.

Wick Today

The harbour is still active and sees many vessels coming into port that are used in the North Sea oil industry, and the character of the town has remained for the most part unchanged. It has never been allowed to run down and retains much of its old feel. If you want to escape from the harbour take a trip to the nearby Pulteney Distillery and sample a dram or two. Holiday rentals in Wick are extremely popular so if you are looking for holiday homes in Wick for your family holiday’s book early to avoid disappointment.

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