Caithness is often referred to as “The Lowlands beyond the Highlands” or “The land of the big sky”. There are few locations in the UK, which can match this area for outstanding natural beauty.
The scenery is spectacular and full of contrasts. Craggy cliffs sheltering peaceful harbours; unspoilt beaches settled within a rugged coastline; moorland wilderness with majestic mountains on the horizon.
Viking influences can be seen everywhere.
Ask at our reception for information and directions to the many monuments and castle ruins in the area. You may not have time to visit them all (there are more 4000 dating from Prehistoric times) but our staff will be on hand to suggest a route to suit you.
Whichever way you choose to spend your day you can be assured of a warm welcome back at the Queen’s Hotel. You can end your day with an appetising meal followed by a few drinks in front of an open fire in the lounge bar.
Summer time in Caithness is beautiful. The days are so long there are times when you might wonder if they will ever end. On these days you will have plenty of time to enjoy visiting the many attractions of the area.
The winter months can bring the clear night skies which often display the breath-taking Aurora Borealis – the Northern Lights.
For the more energetic visitors there are a wide range of activities to pursue: Hill Walking; Pony Trekking; Surfing and Golf. Both Wick and Thurso have swimming pools.