Wick, United Kingdom

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Originally a Viking settlement named Vik (meaning "bay"), WICK has been a royal burgh since 1589. It's actually two towns: Wick proper, and Pultneytown, immediately south across the river, a messy, rather run-down community planned by Thomas Telford in 1806 to encourage evicted crofters to take up fishing. Wick's heyday was in the mid-nineteenth century, when it was the busiest herring port in Europe, with a fleet of over 1100 boats, exporting tons of fish to Russia, Scandinavia and the West Indian slave plantations. Though redevelopment of the harbour is underway, including the …
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Breadalbane House Hotel

Two minutes walk from the town centre, with Golf, Fishing, Tennis and Swimming all very close by. The Stone walls of this building, constructed in 1891 on the Southern ...

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Wick Tourist Information Office

Wick is a sizable harbor town on the northeast coast and local facilities include a recently completed swimming pool. In the Tourist Information Office, you'll be able to book tourist board ...