Freswick Visitor Information Guide
Freswick is a 115.3 miles via A9 and A99 from Inverness city, the bay is one of the few places along the caithness coast were the high sheer cliffs descends softly to a wide stretch of sandy beach, the villageis inland on the road from wick to John O Groats,Noss Head is a large rock formation that shelters Freswick bay.
A Viking settlement was established here in the 12th century it was ruled over by Svein Asleifarson, who built a long house here. The lands were ownd by his stepson,The ruins of Bucholly Castle are just to the south of Noss Head,. dating, probably, from the 1400s, The castle was replaced by the house on this site, which was sold to the Sinclair's in 1661.
The tower house and usually known as Freswick Castle, it was significantly expanded into what became known as Freswick Tower this is a great place for exploring the northern tip of Scotland. It is excellent for catching the ferry to the Orkney Isles from John O'Groats.
The Queen's mothers holiday home in Mey is in this area which is now open to the public, There are cliff top walks and long sandy beaches The most northerly distillery is in Wick which produces Old Pultney whisky well worth a visit. There are plenty of properties to rent here from self catering cottages to Bed and Breakfast, Hotles and Hostles.
- Freswick Latitude: 58.590615 Longitude: -3.085403
- Postcode KW1