One of the main reasons people enjoy staying at the Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage is that it’s secluded in a remote part of Scotland, miles and miles from the hustle and bustle of big city life.
But while our location gives us stunning scenery and abundant wildlife, it does mean that getting here can be an adventure in of itself!
Fortunately, the scenery on the journey to Noss Head is nearly as spectacular as the views you’ll find at the cottage. But just how much of it you’ll see depends on where you’re coming from!
Where are you leaving from?
If you’ve visiting us from elsewhere in Scotland, we’re a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Inverness, or a five to six hour drive from Edinburgh or Glasgow.
The nearest train station is in Wick, but if you’re planning to travel by train, please be aware that you’ll need to go via Inverness.
Flying is also an option, with regular flights to Wick from Edinburgh and Aberdeen airports. If you’re coming to us after visiting Orkney or the islands, there are three ferries serving Caithness.
The Rest of the UK
There’s a benefit to living in London – it means you can take our favourite way to travel!
The Caledonian Sleeper runs from London Euston to Inverness. It departs in the evening, so you can enjoy dinner in London before waking up for breakfast in Inverness.
Driving may take a while. A car journey can take as long as 8 hours from Manchester, 11 from Birmingham or 13 hours from London. As such, if you can’t take the Caledonian Sleeper, many of our guests fly into Inverness and rent a car.
The Rest of the World
If you’re coming from overseas, it is simplest to fly into Inverness (via Edinburgh or Glasgow if needed) or into Wick (via Edinburgh or Aberdeen).
However, if you are committed to being green or really enjoy train travel, it’s entirely possible to take the Eurostar to St. Pancras, take the short tube trip to Euston, and then take the Caledonian Sleeper to Inverness!
Getting here by car
Our postcode is KW1 4QT. We highly recommend using a Sat Nav or a mobile navigation app such as Google Maps, as driving around Wick can be quite tricky!
Getting here by bicycle or on foot
Noss Head is a five mile from Wick train station, and three miles from the Staxigoe bus stop. If you enjoy a bracing walk or ride, it’s a simple, picturesque journey!
Getting here by public transport
We advise making use of services such as the Moveit App, or The Trainline App to find the best bus or train route for you.
Our postcode is KW1 4QT