More fun in the fresh air

Whether you stay with us for a week or a weekend, in summer or winter, you’ll never be short of amazing things to do around our estate.

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As well as its luxurious interior, Ackergill Tower is in one of the finest locations for outdoor adventure – from clay pigeon shooting to caber tossing, golf to RIB riding, all of which can all be enjoyed on our 3,000 acre estate or the surrounding area. We’ve listed a few of our most popular activities below but if there’s an activity that interests you that isn’t mentioned simply ask us about it – we’re more than happy to organise bespoke activities for you.

Activities at Ackergill Tower Hotel

  • Archery

    In days gone by the castle ramparts would have been patrolled by archers to protect it from hostile invaders. Today we can set up targets in the castle grounds, hand you a bow and arrows as you try to see who in your party makes the best Robert the Bruce – or Robin Hood.

    Available at £45 per person

  • Clay Pigeon Shooting

    It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or an expert, own grand walled garden is the perfect location to enjoy a fun afternoon’s shooting. Be prepared to see crossing pairs and long flying birds – ‘pull’!

    Available at £55 per person

  • Mini Highland Games

    Try your hand at the caber toss, stone put, hammer throw and sheaf toss in our very own Highland Games! Now is the time to get competitive and challenge your friends in these ancient games!

    Price on application, minimum numbers apply

  • Treasure Hunt

    If you’re good at solving clues and up for a challenge then our exciting Treasure Hunt is the ideal way to spend a brain-teasing, adrenaline-fuelled afternoon. It’s also a great way to explore the estate

    Available at £10 per person

  • Fire Pit Experience

    Gather round our fire pit toasting your marshmallows under the stars, enjoying a warming cup of hot chocolate, or even a whisky or two if you fancy!  At certain times of the year you may even be treated to the Northern Lights dancing in the sky above.

    Available at £200 per evening

  • Beach Bonfire

    The dancing flames, a mug of hot chocolate to warm the hands and a dram of malt whisky to put fire into your belly – Scottish experiences don’t come better than this! If you’re lucky, the Northern Lights may put on a magical display in the sky above you.

    Available at £250 per evening

  • Croquet

    An enjoyable sport that combines strategy and precision in equal measure – and brings out the competitive streak in your party. If you’ve never played before think snooker on grass, this fun game can be enjoyed by all ages and experience.

  • Snooker/Pool

    Relax in one of our games rooms and challenge your friends to a game of snooker or pool on our glamorous full sized table. The perfect way to relax and unwind over a drink after a long day in the Highlands.

  • Falconry

    Enjoy a breathtaking display of these magnificent predators. Experience the thrill of flying the birds yourself as they demonstrate their speed and agility, and if you wish, take them hunting to see the most ancient of sports for real.

  • John O'Groats

    Travel with us to the most northern point of the UK, John O’Groats. Enjoy the fantastic coastline, landmarks and wildlife that can be frequently seen at this stunning, world-famous location.

    John o’ Groats lies on Britain’s northeastern tip, and is popular with tourists as one end of the longest distance between two inhabited British points on the mainland, with Land’s End in Cornwall lying 876 miles to the southwest.

  • Venue Tour

    Uncover all 600 years of history surrounding our castle and reveal all the hidden gems and secrets on our 3,000 acre estate. We’ll leave no stone or story unturned…

  • Orkney Adventure

    Take the short trip across the sea to the unique Orkney Islands with the opportunity to visit the Cathedral Town of Kirkwell and the award winning Highland Park Whiskey Distillery.

  • Golf Trips

    Scotland is famous the world over for golf so you won’t be surprised to discover that Ackergill Tower is located close to several excellent courses. Whatever your handicap, we can create a bespoke golf day itinerary specially to suit your specific needs and test your game.

  • Distillery Tour

    Experience an enjoyable tour of one of the UK’s most famous Distilleries,

    Old Pulteney Distillery

    The Old Pulteney. The home of the ‘2014 World’s Best Whiskey’ award. Founded in 1826 by James Henderson at the height of Wick’s celebrated herring boom, the Pulteney Distillery is one of the most northerly Scotch whisky distilleries on the British mainland.

    Dunnet Bay Distillers

    Scottish Gin & Vodka, Handcrafted with Highland Botanicals.

  • Whisky Tasting

    You simply cannot come to the Highlands without enjoying a wee dram, especially with the Award Winning Old Pulteney Distillery just down the road.

    Enquire with the team at the Tower for more information and availability.

  • Fishing

    From salmon to trout to mackerel, the local rivers, lochs and coastline offer many exciting angling challenges, plus our partners can provide deep sea fishing trips for those wanting more of an adventure.

    Available at £55 per person

  • RIB Rides

    Strap yourself in for the ride of a lifetime – a fabulous way to enjoy the superb Scottish coastal scenery and taste the sea salt. We guarantee that the adrenaline will rush through you as you blast through the waves.

    Caithness Seacoast – RIB Ride

    With Private Charter, you can travel with friends or family and choose your own destination as long as it is within their operating range. Each charter is tailored to your individual requirements. All you need is warm clothing and a sense of adventure.

  • Mountain Biking

    Wide open spaces, winding trails, dramatic scenery and routes to suit all abilities. Hop on your mountain bike and get close to one of Europe’s last true wilderness areas, at the tip of the UK.

    Bikes available at £20 per day

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