Wick

The port city of Wick (Scottish Gaelic Inbhir Uige) located on the northeast coast of Scotland about 414 kilometers north of Edinburgh and about 1062 km north of London. The 7155 inhabitants Wick is the capital of Caithness. The name Wick is apparently derived from the Norse word for bay. The city stretches around the harbor at the mouth of the same small river. A railway line, the Far North Line, connects Wick with the South and with Thurso. North of the city there is a small regional airport, which connects the north of Scotland with the Scottish capital Edinburgh (via also Scottish Aberdeen) with the British Airports East Midlands, Humberside, Norwich and Teesside, also is a route to Sumburgh on Shetland Islands. The history of Wick dates back to the reign of the Vikings and Norwegian. Wick was only with the Treaty of Perth in 1266 in Scotland. A remnant from this period is the ruins of the Castle of Old Wick, which is about one kilometer south of the city. The castle was probably built by Harald Maddadson, the Earl of Caithness in the 12th century, making it one of the oldest Castles of stone in Scotland. At that time, the kings of Norway had greater impact on this area when the schottischen.Um were the only surviving tower around to other buildings: Halls, accommodation, kitchens, baking and brewing houses, stables, etc. The small peninsula on which the Castle is located, is protected by a nondescript today artificial moat. The Port of Brunswick gained with the boom of the herring fishery in the late 18th century, its greatest flowering; Today he serves as oil and ferry port. The Ebenezer Place in Wick applies with a length of two meters and six centimeters according to the Guinness Book of Records as the shortest street in the world. Wick is home to the famous whiskey distillery "Old Pulteney", founded in 1826 at the height of the aforementioned herring boom. In the center of Wick is the Ebenezer Place which, according to Guinness World Records shortest street in the world.

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