Wick is a royal burgh and the county town of Caithness. The town is on the river Wick. The Castle of Old Wick was built in the 12th century, and all that remains today is a tall tower sitting on the edge of a cliff. Ebenezer Place has been confirmed as the world\'s shortest street, containing just one door.
Thurso is the most northerly town on the British mainland and is one of the two burghs in the county of Caithness. Thurso has a fine harbour and beach and looks out to the Orkney islands. A distinctive landmark seen for Thurso is the Old Man of Hoy, which is a red sandstone sea stack on the Orkney islands.
Castletown is a village and a short distance away is Dunnet Bay. The bay has beautiful beaches and high sand dunes. In the past the town was known for its flagstone extraction and the industrial past is celebrated by the Flagstone heritage trail. Close by is the site of what was RAF Castletown. It was opened in 1940 as a base for fighter aircraft. The base closed long ago but parts of the runway can still be seen.