We Love —
- Standing proudly above its own private beach, at the northernmost tip of Scotland
- Steeped in over 500 years of fascinating history, bursting with authentic character and shrouded in mystery and romance
- Enjoy bonfires on the beach with whiskies for added warmth!
Your Destination —
A few days are not enough to enjoy them all but to help you make the best use of your precious time we’ve listed some highlights of a visit to the northern tip of Scotland around Wick and Caithness.
This breathtakingly dramatic collection of around 70 islands is only a short ferry ride away and offers stunning scenery, fantastic wildlife and ancient history in abundance.
The Castle of Mey
Favourite summer residence of The Queen Mother with fabulous gardens and a very colourful history. Open from May-September and just a 15 minute drive from Ackergill Tower.
Old Pulteney Distillery
One of the most northerly working distilleries on the Scottish mainland and one of only a few distilleries that still bottles by hand. Famous for its 21 year old Single Malt!
John O' Groats
This tiny highland village is the most northerly place on mainland Britain. You have to visit and get the obligatory photograph taken and to admire the stunning scenery.
Wick Heritage Centre
Discover the fascinating history of this once thriving fishing port at this multi-award winning museum which gives you unique insights into what life was like in the far north.
Take an exhilarating RIB ride from the harbour in Wick or from John O' Groats to explore the rugged coastline of Scotland’s northernmost tip, including the deserted island of Stroma.
Your Hotel —
Whatever kind event you are planning, Ackergill Tower has the history, character and facilities to ensure you have the time of your life. Luxury Scottish escapes don’t come better than this!
Standing proudly above its own private beach, at the northernmost tip of Scotland, this is one of the most atmospheric, iconic and legendary venues imaginable.
Steeped in over 500 years of fascinating history, bursting with authentic character and shrouded in mystery and romance, Ackergill Tower is an incomparably dramatic, luxurious and inspiring!
Your Room —
This offer is based on a stay in a Classic Room
Your Board Basis —
This offer is based on a bed and breakfast stay.
Offer 1,3,5 - Bottle of Champagne in room on arrival
Offer 2,4,6 - One 7 course meal per person per stay
The talented chefs are spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting fine produce - the local area boasts an abundance, so fine dining in the Highlands is a real treat!
You can enjoy the sweetest lamb and the tenderest cuts of beef from nearby farms, the freshest fish and shellfish straight from the quayside market at Scrabster, herbs from the hotel courtyard garden, game of all kinds from local estates, as well as wild salmon and trout provided by local fishermen.
Your Time —
There are a number of activities and facilities to keep you entertained
Why not try?..
The dancing flames, the skirl of the pipes, a mug of hot chocolate to warm the hands and a dram of malt whisky to put fire into your belly – Scottish experiences don’t come more soul-stirring than this!
Clay Pigeon Shooting
With its own walled garden, the location is fantastic for beginners or experts alike. Be prepared to see crossing pairs, long flying birds and bolting rabbits!
Wide open spaces, dramatic scenery and clean fresh air with routes to suit all abilities. Who needs the Tour de France when you’re at the top of Scotland
Three of Scotland’s most legendary golf courses are near to Ackergill Tower and they all offer a fantastic challenge with scenery to take the breath away.
A rare chance for riders of all ages and abilities to canter besides the crashing waves close to Ackergill Tower under the watchful eye of qualified instructors.
The local rivers, lochs and coastline around Ackergill Tower offer you many exciting challenges. Salmon and trout are on offer plus the hotels partners can provide 4 hour deep sea fishing trips including night fishing. Bring your catch and let the chefs prepare it for you!
Paddle your own kayak from Ackergill Tower's harbour and explore the stunning coastline – discover caves, inaccessible coves and the wealth of wildlife.
A spell binding display of some of natures most agile predators. Learn to fly the birds, and if you wish, take them hunting to see them in their true environment.
Strap yourself in for the ride of a lifetime – a fabulous way to enjoy the superb coastal scenery as well as getting a great adrenalin rush.
The award winning head chef shares a range of his most closely guarded culinary secrets, from preparing mouth-watering canapés to delicious desserts.
Pull on your boots and explore the marvellous coastal scenery with dramatic sandstone cliffs, towering sea-stacks, perfect sandy beaches and loads of wildlife.
Time to find out if you’d have made a good Robin Hood! With some expert tuition you’ll have a great time loosing off arrows into the clear Scottish air.
Your Journey —
Driving to Ackergill Tower is a great way to see more of the Scottish countryside and take in the spectacular coastal views along the way. The team at Ackergill can advise you on the best route and suggest attractions to stop and see on the way.
One of the most convenient ways of getting to Ackergill from London is by train. Travel on the Caledonian Sleeper train from Euston and arrive in Scotland by morning feeling refreshed and ready for your Scottish adventure!
Ackergill Tower is just five minutes from Wick John o Groats, which benefits from inbound flights via Aberdeen, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester, Cardiff and Southampton.