Flotnar Hús local area guide

Flotnar Hús
Flotnar Hús local area guide

Sightseeing

White sandy beach, 15 minutes walk from Flotnar Hús
Keiss Beach
White sandy beach, 15 minutes walk from Flotnar Hús
Keiss Castle is a partially ruined castle, which stands on sheer cliffs overlooking Sinclair's Bay less than one mile north of Keiss village centre and a lovely walk from the property.
Old Keiss Castle
Keiss Castle is a partially ruined castle, which stands on sheer cliffs overlooking Sinclair's Bay less than one mile north of Keiss village centre and a lovely walk from the property.
Castle Sinclair Girnigoe is located about 3 miles north of Wick. It is considered to be one of the earliest seats of Clan Sinclair. It comprises the ruins of two castles: the 15th-century Castle Girnigoe; and the early 17th-century Castle Sinclair.
6 ντόπιοι το προτείνουν
Girnigoe Castle
6 ντόπιοι το προτείνουν
Castle Sinclair Girnigoe is located about 3 miles north of Wick. It is considered to be one of the earliest seats of Clan Sinclair. It comprises the ruins of two castles: the 15th-century Castle Girnigoe; and the early 17th-century Castle Sinclair.
Home of the late Queen Mother and Prince Charles' summer getaway
18 ντόπιοι το προτείνουν
Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust
18 ντόπιοι το προτείνουν
Home of the late Queen Mother and Prince Charles' summer getaway
The stacks of Duncansby
6 ντόπιοι το προτείνουν
Duncansby Stacks
6 ντόπιοι το προτείνουν
The stacks of Duncansby
The most northern point of the British Mainland (Grab some Fish and Chips from the Northern Sands to eat up here)
6 ντόπιοι το προτείνουν
Dunnet Head
6 ντόπιοι το προτείνουν
The most northern point of the British Mainland (Grab some Fish and Chips from the Northern Sands to eat up here)
Keiss is one of the more picturesque and better-preserved of the small 19th-century herring-and salmon-fishing stations on the eastern coast of Caithness. Keiss Bay was inspected and given qualified approval as a haven by Thomas Telford in 1790, but the small harbour with pier, slipway and stilling-basin was not built until 1820.
Keiss Harbour
1 High Street
Keiss is one of the more picturesque and better-preserved of the small 19th-century herring-and salmon-fishing stations on the eastern coast of Caithness. Keiss Bay was inspected and given qualified approval as a haven by Thomas Telford in 1790, but the small harbour with pier, slipway and stilling-basin was not built until 1820.
A great day out
11 ντόπιοι το προτείνουν
Caithness Seacoast Ltd
11 ντόπιοι το προτείνουν
A great day out
Famous landmark
John O'Groats Signpost
Famous landmark
9 ντόπιοι το προτείνουν
Camster Cairns
9 ντόπιοι το προτείνουν
11 ντόπιοι το προτείνουν
Whaligoe Steps
11 ντόπιοι το προτείνουν
Dunnet Bay
Castle Of Old Wick
The worlds shortest street
Ebenezer Place
The worlds shortest street

Our favourite places to eat in Caithness

A short drive from Wick you'll find friends of Flotnar Hús. They have a great menu and it's place we enjoy frequently ourselves. You'll be able to meet their Highland Coo's and Valais Blacknose Sheep too :)
Puldagon Farm Shop & Restaurant
A short drive from Wick you'll find friends of Flotnar Hús. They have a great menu and it's place we enjoy frequently ourselves. You'll be able to meet their Highland Coo's and Valais Blacknose Sheep too :)
A great place to visit on the road, lovely coffee and cakes. (We stop here every time)
6 ντόπιοι το προτείνουν
The River Bothy
6 ντόπιοι το προτείνουν
A great place to visit on the road, lovely coffee and cakes. (We stop here every time)
Intimate setting, tasty tapas and one of our favourite places to eat
Capilla Tapas Restaurant
Intimate setting, tasty tapas and one of our favourite places to eat
Family owned and run for decades, one of the local favourites - Tasty French cuisine :P
7 ντόπιοι το προτείνουν
Bord De L'Eau
2 Market St
7 ντόπιοι το προτείνουν
Family owned and run for decades, one of the local favourites - Tasty French cuisine :P
Just a stone throw away from Flotnar Hús Great pint and tasty bar meals The villagers are no bad craic either ;)
The Village Inn
Just a stone throw away from Flotnar Hús Great pint and tasty bar meals The villagers are no bad craic either ;)
Family owned and operated for decades, warm and friendly welcome, tasty food and an array of whisky to choose from
No.1 Bistro
1 Ebenezer Place
Family owned and operated for decades, warm and friendly welcome, tasty food and an array of whisky to choose from
Tasty Ice cream and other treats
Flavours John O'Groats
Tasty Ice cream and other treats
Family run Pizzareia in Wick
Devitas Pizzareia
Family run Pizzareia in Wick
Great size portions, tasty as can be
Henrietta's
60 Henrietta Street
Great size portions, tasty as can be
Some great food to be had here :)
Norseman Hotel
Some great food to be had here :)
Perfect stop off for a cuppa and cakes :)
Annie's Bakery Ltd
Perfect stop off for a cuppa and cakes :)

Local Distilleries

Home to some of the world's best whisky's Highly recommend a tour and filling your own bottle (maybe book a taxi) :D
14 ντόπιοι το προτείνουν
Pulteney Distillery Co Ltd
14 ντόπιοι το προτείνουν
Home to some of the world's best whisky's Highly recommend a tour and filling your own bottle (maybe book a taxi) :D
Great Gin, Great Vodka, Great Team, Great Tour and right next to Dunnett Beach :D
8 ντόπιοι το προτείνουν
Rock Rose Gin
8 ντόπιοι το προτείνουν
Great Gin, Great Vodka, Great Team, Great Tour and right next to Dunnett Beach :D
One of our newest Distilleries in Caithness - The Gin is insanely good :D
North Point Distillery
One of our newest Distilleries in Caithness - The Gin is insanely good :D
Great dram
Wolf Burn
Great dram

Things to do

Wick Golf Club was established in 1870, making it the oldest established golf club in the Highlands of Scotland. Located in Caithness, 3 miles north of the town of Wick, it is one of the most northerly courses in mainland UK
Wick Golf Club
Wick Golf Club was established in 1870, making it the oldest established golf club in the Highlands of Scotland. Located in Caithness, 3 miles north of the town of Wick, it is one of the most northerly courses in mainland UK
North Coast Watersports provides award winning cold water surfing experiences amongst the best waves in the UK, where you will see this breathtaking coast from a new perspective. Anyone of any age can grab a board and come out and enjoy the beautiful waters with them and by the end you will be warmed to the heart with stoke and a love for riding waves- their wetsuits are also super cosy.
North Coast Watersports
North Coast Watersports provides award winning cold water surfing experiences amongst the best waves in the UK, where you will see this breathtaking coast from a new perspective. Anyone of any age can grab a board and come out and enjoy the beautiful waters with them and by the end you will be warmed to the heart with stoke and a love for riding waves- their wetsuits are also super cosy.
Horsin’ Around is an Pony Club Approved equestrian centre based in Caithness, in the Scottish Highlands, catering for all ages and abilities of horse riders.
Horsin' Around
Horsin’ Around is an Pony Club Approved equestrian centre based in Caithness, in the Scottish Highlands, catering for all ages and abilities of horse riders.
Caithness Diving Club was started in the 1960s. It is Branch 0119 of the British Sub Aqua Club and welcomes divers from any of the recognized training agencies or schemes. CDC currently has around 40 members, distributed throughout Caithness and North Sutherland and meets for dives every Sunday throughout the year, weather permitting. During the summer, dives regularly occur during the weekdays and evenings.
Caithness Diving Club
Caithness Diving Club was started in the 1960s. It is Branch 0119 of the British Sub Aqua Club and welcomes divers from any of the recognized training agencies or schemes. CDC currently has around 40 members, distributed throughout Caithness and North Sutherland and meets for dives every Sunday throughout the year, weather permitting. During the summer, dives regularly occur during the weekdays and evenings.
Image result for john o groats The name John o' Groats has a particular resonance because it is often used as a starting or ending point for cycles, walks, and charitable events to and from Land's End (at the extreme south-western tip of the Cornish peninsula in England).
22 ντόπιοι το προτείνουν
John o' Groats
22 ντόπιοι το προτείνουν
Image result for john o groats The name John o' Groats has a particular resonance because it is often used as a starting or ending point for cycles, walks, and charitable events to and from Land's End (at the extreme south-western tip of the Cornish peninsula in England).
Swimming, games courts and gym
Wick Swimming Pool
Swimming, games courts and gym
Merlin Thurso Cinema, Bar & Kitchen
Cinema in Thurso
Open every weekend with regular visitors inc. the red hot chilli pipers
The Waterfront
4 The Shore
Open every weekend with regular visitors inc. the red hot chilli pipers
Puffin Croft Petting Farm & Farm Shop
Meet Bo the Goat
Dunnet Forest parking
Set in the former Thurso Town Hall and Carnegie Library, it has been extensively refurbished and houses a magnificent collection laying out the history of Caithness and the Dounreay Exhibition. The centre has a cafe, art gallery, shop and much more.
North Coast Visitor Centre
Set in the former Thurso Town Hall and Carnegie Library, it has been extensively refurbished and houses a magnificent collection laying out the history of Caithness and the Dounreay Exhibition. The centre has a cafe, art gallery, shop and much more.
A wee private stop off - there's a hidden beach round the corner :)
Auckengill
A wee private stop off - there's a hidden beach round the corner :)
North baths in wick for a cold water dip Search for the Caithness Dippers on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/311351410957040/?ref=share
North Baths
North baths in wick for a cold water dip Search for the Caithness Dippers on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/311351410957040/?ref=share
Caithness Broch Centre
Down by the harbour - cracking fish and chips down there too
Wick Harbour Bridge
Down by the harbour - cracking fish and chips down there too
Tasty, very very tasty
CC Chocolatier .
Tasty, very very tasty
Bring the scent back home
North Coast Candles
10 Barrock Street
Bring the scent back home
Cold Beverages to collect
Bin Ends
2 River Street
Cold Beverages to collect

Getting around

Regular flights to Aberdeen
Wick John O'Groats Airport
Regular flights to Aberdeen
Fancy a dram? Call 01955606464
Miller Cabs
88 Henrietta Street
Fancy a dram? Call 01955606464
Regular crossings to Orkney
Port of Gills Bay
Regular crossings to Orkney
Regular ferries to Orkney
Scrabster
Regular ferries to Orkney