Why so chic?

Why travel experts chose this hotel
  • 600 year old castle hotel

  • Jaw-dropping sea views

  • 3000-acre grounds

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  • Overview

    Ackergill Tower is a truly magical Chic Retreat, standing majestically on the rugged shores that mark the tip of the Scottish Highlands. Over 600 years old, this beautiful castle has maintained its authenticity and historical charm, seen through the antique furnishings and period décor.

    It gets better: surrounded by 3000-acres of private grounds, Ackergill is also home to the world’s largest treehouse, which comes complete with its own bedroom. Add to that its breathtaking views over Scottish Highlands and ocean, not to mention the charming staff and just 17 rooms, and you’re set for that much-needed peace and quiet. 


    There is an endless list of things to do nearby, including golf, archery and clay pigeon shooting - not to mention some lovely country walks in the grounds. The charming John ‘O Groats village (the most northern spot in the UK) is just a 20-minute drive away, and definitely worth a visit during your stay.


    Ackergill is well renowned for its food; the fine dining restaurant is a definite must during your stay. Specialising in Scottish fare, the restaurant dishes up some exceptional meals which are all made using seasonal, locally sourced produce. Sunday lunches here are a real treat, as are the traditional afternoon teas which come complete with freshly-baked cakes and finger sandwiches.

    A great breakfast is served in the mornings and is included in most room rates (see rate detail below).

  • Facilities
    • bar

    • WiFi/Internet

    • car parking

    • gardens

    • restaurant

    • weddings

    Facility details:

    Bar/lounge, Conference space, Conference space size (feet) - 5412, Conference space size (meters) - 503, Free WiFi, Free breakfast, Free self parking, Garden, Gift shops or newsstand, Luggage storage, Meeting rooms - 6, Number of floors - 3, Restaurant, Total number of rooms - 17, Tours/ticket assistance, Wedding services.
  • Location

    Ackergill Tower, KW1 4RG Wick, United Kingdom

    How to get there?

    Given the hotel’s remote location, we recommend arriving here by car

    Wick train station is a 10-minute drive from the hotel (5km)

    Nearest airport

    Wick airport is a 10-minute drive from the hotel (5km)

    Inverness airport is a 2 hour 40-minute drive from the hotel (181km)

    Edinburgh airport is a 5 hour 10-minute drive from the hotel (414km)

  • Rooms
    Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
    Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)

    No two of the 17 rooms at Ackergill Tower are the same, but each has been lovingly designed with plenty of character and much attention to detail. In true Scottish fashion, some rooms come decked out with tartan fabrics, while others feature patterned wallpapers, antique furnishings or four poster beds. If you’re lucky, you may even bag a room with a sea view.

    Enter your dates to see which rooms are available.



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If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.

Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)