Wick in General Reviews
Newest Review: ... or take the train to Wick, the latter took five hours to make the winding journey from Inverness, where trains meet others to major Scottish destinations. But that journey is scenic beyond belief, with the comfortable little Sprinter train taking the uncertainty out of a mid-winter journey. The remote moorlands of the northern highlands and Caithness are breathtakingly beautiful, and the eagle eyed passenger can often spot stag, deer or eagles near the tracks. Wick itself is, like so many coastal Scottish towns, a fundamentally functional town that has lost its one proud function. The harbour was built to support a herring fishing indus... more
Customer Wick in General Reviews (3)
by - written on 11/12/08 (Very useful, 52 readings)
Being an infrequent but loyal patron of ScotRail's Caledonian Sleeper between Glasgow and London, I often receive invitations from ScotRail to take advantage of special offers for frequent travellers. In late 2008 one such promotion offered two return tickets anywhere in Scotland for £25. With a weekend to kill and an over-active imagination, I discovered Wick was the furthest possible destination from our home in Glasgow which we could visit. Not a bad reason for a weekend away, I hope you'll agree? Because two off-peak return tickets would have come to £131.40 :) Other reviewers here have noted Wick's remoteness. You will certainly notice this if ... Read the complete review
by - written on 01/03/01, updated on 01/03/01 (Very useful, 26 readings)
When we planned our holiday to the far north of Scotland I really thought that we were going to travel into tiny villages and isolated towns. I now look back and I am really embarrassed at how wrong my pre-conception of what the town of Wick would be like. I had thought there may be a few small shops, that would be very expensive, no bank of course, perhaps newspapers arriving a day late and an old run down petrol station. Oh dear, it makes me cringe to think about it now. When we arrived at Wick one of the first shops we saw was the Safeway supermarket, later we also found a Co-Op supermarket. Of course there were many banks, newsagents, petrol ... Read the complete review
by - written on 07/01/01, updated on 29/09/01 (Very useful, 62 readings)
Wick is like a mirage, when you’ve been driving up the A9 for ever and ever. Just as you think maybe you’ll reach the end of the world and drop off the edge before you see civilisation again, the road straightens, and falls away slightly in front of you. And in the distance you see roofs and spires and towers floating on clouds. Blink a few times; wind the window down for fresh air; slap yourself round the head with your OS Touring Map. But you are not hallucinating. Wick begins about fifteen feet off the ground, or maybe just floats. Although on one of those rare days when the ground is not swathed in mist, it all looks real enough. ... Read the complete review
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