Ackergill Tower Hotel, KW1 4RG
Near Wick, Scotland
Ackergill Tower Hotel might have all the charm and character of a traditional Scottish castle, but it is filled with 21st century luxuries. The hotel is set in a 3000-acre estate at the edge of the sea, with sweeping views to John O’Groats and the Orkneys. Guests can enjoy dining in the oak-panelled Great Hall, sipping a dram in the hotel’s own traditional pub, and exploring the surrounding woodland. The historic town of Wick is also nearby.
Each of the elegant rooms at Ackergill is uniquely decorated and includes a TV, hairdryer, bathrobe, luxury toiletries, slippers, desk, armchair and free WiFi.
Deluxe rooms have four-poster beds, sumptuous ensuite bathrooms and views of either the Caithness coast or the lawns. Other touches include crisp linen sheets and plump pillows.
Meals are served in the impressive oak-panelled Great Hall, where you will get to sample fine dining with a distinctly tartan twist.
The chefs put freshness and locality first with every dish. So expect the sweetest lamb and tenderest cuts of beef from nearby farms; newly-caught fish and shellfish from the quayside market at Scrabster; herbs from the courtyard garden; game of all kinds from local estates, and wild salmon and trout provided by local fishermen.
Menus can change seasonally but typical mains might include the Scrabster-landed fish of the day with crushed potatoes, Scrabster king scallop, fine beans and leek chowder; the taste of Caithness pork with crisp pork belly, black pudding mash and wilted spinach, and the stuffed red pepper with spicy giant couscous.
After dining, you can enjoy a fireside drink in the hotel’s atmospheric Smuggler’s Inn pub.
The Ackergill estate offers bracing seaside strolls across the seven miles of Sinclair Bay, plus woodland rambles and a variety of lawns and gardens. These include a heart-shaped garden for romantic interludes, a sundial lawn and a walled garden. The hotel can also organise activities such as archery, canyoning, cookery demonstrations, fishing, falconry, golf, glass blowing, kayaking, off-roading, quad biking, riding, shooting and whisky tasting. Should you fancy an after-hours adventure, you can even arrange a midnight beach bonfire. You might also enjoy taking an RIB ride from Wick harbour, sampling a dram at the Old Pulteney Distillery and visiting the tip of mainland Britain at John O’ Groats.
5-star Scottish castle hotel
Seaside estate in Caithness
Check-in from 3pm, check-out by 11am.
72 hours notice period required for cancellations. Failure to give sufficient notice may forfeit purchase.
Complimentary parking available.
Children are welcome. Please contact Ackergill Tower directly for any queries. Limited number of suitable rooms available.
Sorry, no pets permitted.
Sorry, no wheelchair access available.
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