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TITLE
Wick Caravan Site
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0124
PLACENAME
Wick
DISTRICT
Caithness - Eastern
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Wick
PERIOD
1970s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32016
KEYWORDS
tourism
caravan sites
Vikings
Wick Heritage Centre
distilleries
Pulteneytown Distillery
postcards
campsite
campsites
camp site
camp sites
caravan parks
camping
caravanning
Pultneytown
Wick Caravan Site

This postcard shows the caravan site at Wick, in Caithness. The caravan park is no longer in operation and the land is now the site of a hotel, a supermarket and a car park. Wick's present camping and caravan park is situated on the main Wick to Thurso road.

The Caithness town of Wick lies 15 miles south of Duncansby Head, on the east coast of Scotland. The town was Caithness's administrative centre for nearly 500 years. The name Wick comes from the Norse for bay and it was the Vikings who first utilised the mouth of the River Wick for harbouring their longships.

Today's Wick is a combination of old and new, the harbour remaining active and the town centre retaining its traditional character. The Wick Heritage Centre, which tells the story of the town's herring years, is visited by tourists every year, while the Pulteneytown Distillery is also a popular port of call

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Wick Caravan Site

CAITHNESS: Wick

1970s

tourism; caravan sites; Vikings; Wick Heritage Centre; distilleries; Pulteneytown Distillery; postcards; campsite; campsites; camp site; camp sites; caravan parks; camping; caravanning; Pultneytown

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows the caravan site at Wick, in Caithness. The caravan park is no longer in operation and the land is now the site of a hotel, a supermarket and a car park. Wick's present camping and caravan park is situated on the main Wick to Thurso road.<br /> <br /> The Caithness town of Wick lies 15 miles south of Duncansby Head, on the east coast of Scotland. The town was Caithness's administrative centre for nearly 500 years. The name Wick comes from the Norse for bay and it was the Vikings who first utilised the mouth of the River Wick for harbouring their longships.<br /> <br /> Today's Wick is a combination of old and new, the harbour remaining active and the town centre retaining its traditional character. The Wick Heritage Centre, which tells the story of the town's herring years, is visited by tourists every year, while the Pulteneytown Distillery is also a popular port of call