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A town like no other. Don't miss the Heritage Museum.
Not a place for everyone's taste
In a nutshell
ON ISLAND TIME, YET STILL ON THE MAINLAND. RELAX.
This is Wick’s largest pub and a popular place for the young crowds in wick to hang out. The atmosphere is friendly and lively, just the right thing to for the end of the day. Perhaps the only drawback is the fact that it is a Wetherspoon pub. I like Wetherspoon food, but I can have that everywhere. Still, it is probably the best place in Wick to enjoy a pint.
The Pub was named after Alexander Bain, the inventor of the electric clock, who was born in the outskirts of Wick and did his apprenticeship as clockmaker in a neighbouring building. Later, he laid the base for electronic transmission of data and invented a machine which could be named the predecessor of a fax. The pub is located directly at the tiny market place and was once the building of the main post office.
Updated Jan 15, 2011
Address: Market Place, Wick, Caithness, Scotland
Favorite thing: Wick is a provincial town and its heydays are long gone. That means that tourist attractions are not readily available as in places like Edinburgh or London. Wick rather serves as a gateway for Caithness (including John O’Groats). But that does not mean that there are no tourist attractions at all – just that you have to look hard for them or develop a certain taste. Most of Wick’s historic sights are located in Pulteneytown and a handful of them is located in the outskirts of Wick. If you haven’t found enough to do on my Wick page, get insider information from your hosts or just visit the tourist information. It is located at High street, close to the junction with Bridge Street. If you can just find a sports shop, then you’re right. The tourist information office shares the rooms with this shop and is located in the first floor.
Written Jan 17, 2011