Why so chic?

Why travel experts chose this hotel
  • Exclusive awe-inspiring castle

  • Carefully curated wine cellar

  • Meals prepared from locally sourced ingredients

Chic Treats

Only when you book with Chic

Room upgrade (subject to availability)

Early check-in/late check-out (subject to availability)

Welcome drinks

  • Overview

    Ackergill Tower is a truly magical, exclusive-use Chic Retreat, just a stones throw from John O'Groats at the tip of the Scottish Highlands. Over 600 years old, this beautiful castle has maintained its authenticity and historical charm.

    Surrounded by 3000-acres of private grounds, the castle also has the worlds largest treehouse, complete with its own bedroom. To top it off, Ackergill Tower offers breathtaking views of the Scottish Highlands and the sea. 

    Weddings, celebrations or family get togethers are the perfect excuse to take over this exclusive seaside venue which has 17 bedrooms and 5 cottages throughout the grounds. 


    The experienced Akergill Tower team deliver a bespoke service and take care of every detail, however small, throughout your stay. You can create your own schedule of activites and entertainment as well as choose your own wine and menus.

    There is an endless list of things to do including golf (a choice of 3 x 18 hole courses), archery, clay pigeon shooting and traditional Scottish sports, as well as musical interludes and entertainment.

    We recommend having a beach bonfire and hot toddy to round off the evening — bliss.


    The heavenly dining experience here at Ackergill Tower ensures that people return to dine time and time again. Whether you fancy dinner, afternoon tea, or even a Sunday roast, Ackergill has it all.

    The estate has its own vegetable garden full of fresh produce and a garden courtyard overflowing with fresh herbs, all of which is used to make delicious dishes. Meats and fish are sourced from the local estates, rivers and the surrounding coastline.

    Martin the Sommelier carefully selects fine and interesting wines from around the world, ensuring that the cellar has something appealing for every palette. An evening at Ackergill Tower wouldn't be the same without wee drams from the wonderful Old Pulteney distillery and Martin's delicious homemade Sloe Gin.

  • Facilities

    air conditioning



    car parking

    child friendly



    pets allowed

    private beach




    24-hour front-desk
  • Location

    Wick,, Highlands KW1 4RG, Scotland, United Kingdom

    How to get there?

    A 2 and a half hour drive from Inverness via the A9.

    Nearest airport

    Wick airport, 10 minutes by car

  • Rooms
    Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
    Opening Hours 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)

    Exclusive use of Ackergill Tower means the use of 17 bedrooms in the Tower itself as well as the use of the 5 one to 5 bedroom cottages within the grounds. A stay at Ackergill Tower is like staying in a very private luxury boutique hotel, and luxury hotels in Scotland don’t come more exclusive than this! Each bedroom has character, history and its own unique story whilst the cottages are private and beautifully decorated to complement the unique architecture of each. The Treehouse at Ackergill sleeps 2 and is available on a self catering, bed and breakfast or dinner basis- the perfect honeymoon hideaway! Any of the cottages and houses can be booked individually on a self-catering basis. We particularly like the recently renovated Beach House which overlooks Sinclair Bay. Sleeping up to 10, this hideaway is ideal for a walking holiday or wonderful fishing weekend.

  • Conditions
    Cancellation policy

    • Cancellation of a Booking should be made in writing at least 2 days before the arrival date. If you cancel a room reservation 2 days before the day of arrival and have paid in advance, a full refund will be made.
    • If you cancel a Booking less than 2 days before the arrival date and have not already paid in advance you will be charged for one night's accommodation per room booked.
    • If you decide to shorten your stay you must inform the Hotel by 12 noon on the day otherwise you will be charged the cost of one night’s accommodation per room booked.
    • Bookings made within 2 days of the day of arrival are non-refundable and are subject to the cancellation terms



Each hotel selected for its unique charm by Lulu the founder.


Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.


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 08.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)