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Postcode: KW5 | code search
Population: 50
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Latheronwheel is a small village in Caithness County on the north-east coast in the Highlands of Scotland, situated south of Wick and John O Groats. Latheronwheel is an ancient village; archaeological studies in the area have discovered symbol stones dating back to the Pictish era. Latheronwheel was a planned village laid out in 1835 by landowner, Captain Robert Dunbar; the hotel was the first building to be constructed. The harbour and small lighthouse were built on the southern headland in 1840 and the village became a busy fishing port which prospered during the 19th century great herring boom. The village is nestled in a picturesque hillside with scenic walks, wildlife and fishing facilities. There is a shop and local amenities; there are hotels, holiday accommodation and places to eat nearby. Attractions include the Clan Gunn Heritage Centre and Museum, housed in the 18th century church and the single-span bridge dating from 1726. Neighbouring attractions include the Old Pulteney Whiskey Distillery in Wick. John O Groats is a village well-known as the starting point of the long distance footpath to Lands End, and also for operating a ferry service across to Orkney. Between John O Groats and Thurso is Dunnet Head famous as the most northerly point on mainland Scotland.



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Portland Arms Hotel (4.15 miles)

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We would be delighted to welcome you to the Portland Arms - a very special place with a very special atmosphere!

Our General Manager Craig Williamson and his team aim to provide really ... More
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Thrumster House (11.52 miles)

Thrumster House

Thrumster is an old family run estate of about 10,000 acres, about 6,000 of which is moorland, and the rest arable crofting ground. The moors are flat, rolling expanses of flow ground, renowned for the ... More | visit website

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Brown Trout Hotel (13.87 miles)

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The Brown Trout Hotel, situated in the historical village of Watten near Loch Watten, offers luxurious accommodation, fantastic home cooked food and a friendly atmosphere This family run hotel is ... More

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Bridge Hotel (14.73 miles)

Bridge Hotel

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Situated in the heart of a picturesque Highland village on the east coast of Scotland, this contemporary country hotel rejects modern day distractions in favour of a haven of peace. In an ... More

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Breadalbane House Hotel (15.50 miles)

Breadalbane House Hotel

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Housed within a splendid stone wall building, originally constructed in 1891, this small hotel is ideally set within a 2-minute walk of Wick town centre. Originally built as the private home ... More

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Mackay's Hotel (15.50 miles)

Mackay's Hotel is located in Wick, in the beautiful area of Caithness. Family run, the hotel and No 1 Bistro has gained wide recognition for its high standard of award winning service and fine food. The ... More | visit website
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Bank Guest House (15.54 miles)

Bank Guest House

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Bank Guest house is a family run business situated in the centre of Wick. The views at the back overlook the countryside and it is also only a short walk ... More

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Norseman British Trust Hotel (15.59 miles)

Norseman British Trust Hotel

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In the centre of Wick, overlooking Wick River and close to Wick Train Station, The Norseman offers good food and traditional, warm hospitality. Under new owners, Norseman Hotel has been refurbished and ... More

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Ackergill Tower (16.62 miles)

Ackergill Tower
Ackergill Tower
From Luxury welcome hamper on arrival to sumptious bed linen and towels, complimentary Pehaligans toiletries and amazing sea views
Our luxury cottages are all designed to the very highest standard and enjoy an attention to ... More | visit website
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Old Free Church Manse (17.94 miles)

Old Free Church Manse

Centrally located in the heart of Caithness, between the towns of Thurso and Wick it is an ideal base for exploring the countryside, lochs and mountains. Only a short drive away from ferry terminals which ... More | visit website

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