Ackergill Tower, The Highlands of Scotland

Exclusive Use

Ackergill, Wick, Caithness, KW1 4RG

    Ackergill Tower, one of the most sought after hotels in the world. Purposely low profile and totally private, this stunning 15th century Scottish Castle is truly an idyllic backdrop for all of the most important and memorable of life’s events.

    From spectacular weddings, celebrations and family parties through to rewarding corporate events and meetings, Ackergill is your escape from the everyday.

    Situated on the edge of the bay, the warm and friendly atmosphere inside the Tower, coupled with the care and attention we apply ensures that every day is dreamlike.

    You can curl up by the fire with a book, explore the beach or indulge in a range of activities that span the entire alphabet. A short sample includes archery, canyoning, cookery demonstrations, fishing, falconry, golf, glass blowing, kayaking, Midnight beach bonfires, off-roading, quad biking, riding, shooting, whisky tasting – or simply staying in the deliciously comfortable beds to catch some z’s.

    We offer luxury five star accommodation, located near the world famous John O'Groats.

    Each individual bedroom has character, history and has its own unique story to be told.


    5 Exclusive Use Venue
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    Opening Times 2014
    1 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014

    Ackergill Tower will be closed between 5th January and 18th January 2015

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Classic Bedroom
    £245.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    £280.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Double Bedroom, Beach House
    £1000.00 per unit per night
    Double Bedroom, Keepers Cottage
    £500.00 per unit per night
    Double Bedroom, Stables Cottage
    £1000.00 per unit per night
    Double Bedroom, Sunshine & Seashore Cottages
    £500.00 per unit per night
    Double Bedroom, Tree House
    £1000.00 per unit per night
    Executive Tower Suite
    £315.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
    Single Room
    £175.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)

    An overnight stay at Ackergill Tower starts from £175 per night with breakfast included

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accommodation Type

    • Activity Holiday
    • Castle
    • Cottage
    • Hotel Breaks
    • Self Catering Holiday We have several self catering cottages within the grounds as holiday lets, please contact us for more details


    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Cot Available
    • Highchair Available
    • Outdoor Play Area


    • Bath Ensuite
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Iron Available
    • Lounge
    • Private Bathroom
    • Public Toilet Facilities
    • Shower
    • Shower Ensuite
    • Telephone
    • Toilets
    • Towels Provided
    • WC EnSuite
    • Wash Hand Basin

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities
    • TV In Room
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • Cash
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Bike Storage Available
    • Coach Parking Off-site / street
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Cycle Rack
    • Disabled Parking
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Private Car Space


    • Bar Available
    • Breakfast Available
    • Dairy Free
    • Dinner Available
    • Evening Meal Available
    • Full Alcohol Drinks License
    • Gluten Free
    • Lunch Available
    • Restaurant
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegetarian Food Available

    Dietary Options

    • Nut Free Meals All dietary concerns are catered for, please contact the venue in advance to discuss options.


    • 24hr CCTV
    • Conference Facilities
    • Disabled Access
    • Equipment Hire
    • Internet Access
    • Open To Non Residents
    • Porterage
    • Smoking Restricted


    • Coastal Location
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View

    Special Requirements

    • Business Travellers
    • Children Welcome
    • Dogs Welcome by prior arrangement
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • Hen/Stag Parties Welcome
    • Non smokers
    • Pets Allowed
    • Pets Welcome by prior arrangement
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement
    • Single Travellers

    Wedding Services

    • Accommodation Available
    • Civil Ceremony
    • In-house Co-ordinator
    • Reception Facilities
    • Wedding Packages Available

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

    Journey Planner


    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

    Food & Drink offer

    Christmas Day Lunch……….Stress free Christmas at Ackergill Tower

    Here at the Tower we will take care of everything, so you can enjoy what really matters...the presents! This year, sit back, relax and let us do the hard work (washing up) for you.

    For just £85 per person:

    • Canapé reception
    • Delicious four course festive feast
    • Tea, coff ee and mince pies
    • Visit from Father Christmas with a gift
    • Winter Wonderland themed room


    To book call: 01955 44 64 22 or visit:

    Food & Drink offer

    Festive Luncheons………Celebrate somewhere special

    Treat your colleagues or friends this December with a sumptuous festive luncheon in spectacular seasonal surroundings. Our Head Chef has carefully selected local ingredients to create the most indulgent menu you will have ever enjoyed. Go on, spoil yourself.

    Let the festivities begin...

    • Canapé reception
    • Delicious three course lunch
    • Tea, coff ee and mince pies
    • Visit from Father Christmas with a gift
    • Winter Wonderland themed room

    Only £35 per person


    3rd-23rd December (Sun-Wed)


    To book call: 01955 44 64 22 or visit:

    Food & Drink offer

    Christmas Party Nights……..Feel on top of the world...

    Drink, Dine & Dance at Ackergill Tower this December. Come to our glorious Winter Wonderland and revel with your friends and colleagues.  Enjoy a fantastically festive dinner party, followed by dancing into the small hours with music from our DJ.

    Plan ahead

    Make sure your Christmas party starts with a bang – if you pre-order your drinks, you will receive a 10% discount across our extensive Champagne, cocktails, wine and beer selection!

    Party night menu:

    • Canapé reception
    • Three course festive feast followed by tea, coffee and mince pies
    • Visit from Father Christmas with a gift
    • Winter Wonderland themed room
    • After dinner dancing with a professional DJ


    Exclusively yours!

    Looking for a phenomenal party that will keep people talking about it for years? Book a festive party night at Ackergill Tower on an exclusive basis. Special rates available – contact us for more information, but be quick, party nights are extremely popular!


    Booking & pricing info

    Now only £39 per person


    4th-20th December (Thu-Sat)


    To book call: 01955 44 64 22 or visit:

    Accommodation Special Offer

    Christmas 3 Night Break

    Spend a magical few days in a traditional Scottish castle this Christmas. Relax and unwind in the Tower or enjoy our 3,000 acres of Scottish adventure!

    Christmas Eve:

    Traditional Scottish welcome from experienced team

    Lunch: piping hot soup, selection of sandwiches and festive cakes

    Tour of the historic Tower

    Dinner: dressed buffet enjoyed in front of a roaring log fire

    Christmas Day:

    Start your celebration in style with a Buck’s Fizz breakfast

    Relax and open presents before canapé reception and mulled wine, followed by a sumptuous four course Christmas lunch with a visit from a certain someone!

    In the evening enjoy festive movies and family board games before a light buffet dinner

    Boxing Day:

    Enjoy a leisurely start to the day and join us for a Scottish brunch

    Set your own pace for the morning – relax and unwind with Scottish afternoon tea or compete in the highland game activities

    In the evening, the Tower Dining Experience commences with canapés, drinks reception, four course dinner and glass of wine

    27th December:

    Set yourself for the journey home with a hearty breakfast before departure at 11am. Haste ye back!

    Early Bird Offer:  £599 for 3 nights, to book call us on 0330 333 7 222

    Accommodation Special Offer

    Christmas Exclusive Use

    What was once a defensive stronghold has now been transformed into your luxury exclusive use Venue, the perfect castle for a magical Christmas break in Scotland.

    Ackergill Tower, The Jewel of the Highlands

    Treat yourself to an unforgettable stay at the world famous Ackergill Tower. Surrounded by 3000 acres including a private beach, Ackergill offers you the perfect location for a magical Christmas to enjoy with loved ones.

    Sleeping 32 people, the Tower offers an array of bedrooms ranging from classic doubles to executive rooms; all en-suite, with huge comfy beds and not forgetting the essential cosy hot water bottle! The Tower is the perfect Venue to host your friends and family over the festive period. Allow us to do the hard work this year...

    The Tower is available at a special rate, arrive Christmas Eve to begin your three night stay; including exclusive use of the whole Tower and a full cooked Scottish breakfast every day. Our dining options are available in bespoke packages to suit your requirements and are cooked by our award winning Head Chef.

    Our General Manager will be more than happy to arrange further activities for you such as; clay pigeon shooting, wildlife walks or a bonfire on our private beach


    Early Bird Offer:  £25,000 for 3 nights Exclusive Use, to book call us on 0330 333 7 222

    Food & Drink offer

    Festive Afternoon Tea

    Sugar and spice makes Christmas nice…………

    Live the fairytale magic this Christmas with our Festive Afternoon Tea in our very own Winter Wonderland.

    Indulge in a selection of delicately handmade finger sandwiches with our wintery additions of turkey and cranberry stuffing.  A mouth-watering array of delectable pastries themed with festive flavours and homemade cakes will tantalize your taste buds ready for the traditional and sumptuous scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam.

    Each Afternoon Tea is served with either freshly brewed coffee or a selection of speciality loose leaf teas and includes a historic guided tour of the Venue.

    Booking & pricing info

    £25 per person


    6th-20th December (Wed-Sat)


    To book call: 01955 44 64 22 or visit:


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