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Glorious isolation not far from John o'Groats in a historic castle hotel.

Ackergill Tower

Wick Highlands KW1 4RG 03333337222

We say

Way up on Scotland's northernmost tip, sitting proudly above its own beach on the windswept coast near Wick, Ackergill Tower is quite honestly 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 what the weather might be doing outside. Various outbuildings also offer self-catering accommodation, though with equal access to the facilities inside the hotel, and the grounds (if that's the right word for something in excess of 3000 acres) take in everything from the property's fabulous beach to a croquet lawn, sunken gardens, their own pub, the Smuggler's Saloon, which serves excellent food and drink, and the amazing, award-winning Akergill Treehouse, which offers unique self-catering accommodation and is perhaps the ultimate honeymoon hideaway. They have their own gift shop too, which means you never have to leave – but why would you, with your own Scottish private estate to explore?

They say

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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  • Restaurant
  • Wedding Venue
  • Wifi

Looking for...

  • Getting Away from it All
  • Seaside
  • Something Different
  • Waterside

How much?

Classic double rooms from £129 a night.

Getting There

The drive to Ackergill Tower is one of the most spectacular in Europe and arguably the best way to start your Highlands adventure. Our team at Ackergill can advise you on the best route and suggest attractions to stop and see on the way.

Parking We have 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

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