Glorious isolation not far from John O'Groats in an historic castle hotel.
Wick Highlands KW1 4RG 03333337222
Way up on Scotland's northernmost tip, sitting proudly above its own beach on the windswept coast near Wick, Ackergill Tower is as magical a building, in as remote and beautiful a location, as anyone could wish for. John O'Groats is the next town to the north, so you couldn't come much further, and once you've made it here there are 35 ultra-luxurious, beautifully furnished rooms to greet you, made even more cosy by whatever the weather might be doing outside. On clear nights however, the darkest of dark skies await, making for some glorious star-gazing from this one-of-a-kind castle hotel.
Various outbuildings also offer self-catering accommodation (where dogs are welcome), and guests here have equal access to the facilities inside the hotel and in the 3,000-acre grounds – that's everything from the property's own beach, croquet lawn and sunken gardens to their own pub, the Smuggler's Saloon, which serves excellent food and drink. There's also the amazing, award-winning Akergill Treehouse, a unique self-catering option and perhaps the ultimate honeymoon hideaway. It's some journey to get here, but with your own private Scottish estate to explore, Ackergill is a hard place to leave.
Standing proudly above the beach at the northernmost tip of Scotland, Ackergill Tower is one of the most atmospheric and iconic castles imaginable. Steeped in over 500 years of fascinating history and shrouded in mystery and romance, this beautiful castle is an incomparably magical setting for events. With the sound of bagpipes echoing through the castle, there’s no need to set your alarm for the morning!
There are moments in life that demand a big gesture, and nowhere else rises to these occasions as gloriously as Ackergill Tower. The granite walls are stout and forbidding, but the beautifully restored interior is luxuriously comfortable and splendidly welcoming.
The Castle can be hired for a day, weekend or week for exclusive use hire, perfect for weddings, corporate events and celebrations.
The local area
Situated in the breath-taking Scottish Highlands, this inspiring region boasts rugged landscapes, glistening lochs, historic distilleries, spectacular wildlife and breathtaking beaches – the perfect setting for an incredible Scottish adventure!
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Places to eat & drink nearby
Whaligoe Steps Cafe
The Square Whaligoe Ulbster Caithness KW2 6AA
Great food and an even better view.
Things to see & do nearby
Spend this Hogmanay at Ackergill Tower, a luxury highlands castle in Wick, Scotland. You can enjoy a two-night stay with a choice of bedrooms, cottages and self-catering options. On New Years Eve you will be invited to join the celebrations in the Great Hall for the infamous five course Imperial Dinner. On New Year's Day you will be served up with a Bloody Mary inclusive breakfast, you can also look forward to a Champagne themed afternoon tea and a 3-course meal in the evening.
Booking & Prices:
To book, please call Ackergill Tower on 01955 603556 and don't forget to mention Cool Places! Prices start from £185 per person - be quick and book now!
Ackergill Tower is a 15th century castle in the Scottish Highlands and it's ideal for both couples and families making it the perfect Christmas venue. They are offering a fabulous 3-night Christmas package that includes all the trimmings. You will be treated to a sumptuous 3-course Christmas lunch in their very impressive Great Hall and they will provide board games or you can wander their beautiful grounds. There will also be a treasure hunt, 5-course meal on Boxing Day and much more!
Booking & Availability:
To book, please call 01955 603556 and don't forget to mention Cool Places! Please note, offer valid for certain dates only!
Classic double rooms from £129 a night.
- Dogs Welcome
- Games room
- Gardens & Grounds
- Self Catering Available
- TVs with Freeview
- Wedding & Party Venue
- Five-Star Luxury
- Getting Away from it All
- Sensational Views
- Something Different
The drive to Ackergill Tower is one of the most spectacular in Europe – the team at Ackergill can advise you on the best route and suggest attractions to stop and see on the way.
Parking There's plenty of parking at Ackergill – follow the long sweeping drive towards the tower. If you'd like to drop your bags off head to the main entrance and we'll welcome you in.
Open all year. Closed Sundays and Mondays.