Thurso in Caithness, Scotland

Thurso Castle near the harbour

Thurso Castle near the harbour entrance

Thurso in Caithness is a coastal town overlooking the Pentland Firth and Orkney and is the most northerly town in the north of mainland Scotland. The town is not far from John O'Groats and close to the the Orkney Ferries at Scrabster and Gills Bay.

The Scrabster harbour is a couple of miles from Thurso and is an important fishing and ferry port, their is also a small marina for yachts and local boats.

Surfing at Thurso

Surfing is very popular off the Thurso beach and in nearby high waves areas

Waves at the beach in Thurso

Surfing waves off Thurso beach

Self Catering Cottages in Thurso & the Highlands

  • Iscoyd is a modern detached house set in its own generous garden grounds amidst open countryside, sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms, Pets are Welcome

    Near Wick, sleeps 6, pets welcome

  • Lyth near Wick, sleeps 2, 1 bedrooms, Pets Welcome

    Lyth near Wick, sleeps 2, pets welcome

  • John O' Groats Cottage, sleeps 6, 1 Pet Welcome

    John O' Groats, sleeps 6, 1 pet

  • Lybster Self Catering Cottage, sleeps 6, Pets Welcome

    Lybster, sleeps 6, pets welcome

  • John O' Groats, sleeps 4, 1 Pet

    John O' Groats, sleeps 4, 1 Pet

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Self Catering Cottages near Thurso

Self Catering Cottages near Thurso

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  • Cottages in Wick

    Wick, The Ivy Wing, sleeps 5, 2 pets

  • Bluebell Cottage, Brora

    Brora, Bluebell Cottage, sleeps 6, 1 pet

  • Mill House Cottage, John 'O Groats

    Mill House, 3 cottages John 'O Groats

  • Thurso self-catering cottage

    Thurso, sleeps 4, pets welcome

  • Self catering in Wick, 2 cottages available

    2 cottages at Wick, sleeps 2, 1 pet

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Hotels in Caithness & the Scottish Highlands

Ackergill Tower

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  • Forss House Hotel Caithness

    Forss House Hotel near Thurso

  • Ackergill Tower

    Ackergill Tower

  • Park Hotel in Thurso

    Park Hotel, Thurso

  • The Inn at Y-NOTT in Thurso

    The Inn at Y-NOTT in Thurso

  • Northern Sands at Dunnet

    Northern Sands Hotel at Dunnet

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Thurso in a picture

Castle (ruin) in Thurso near the harbour

Old ruin of the castle at Thurso near the harbour

Street in Caithness in Thurso

Street in Thurso near the Y-NOT

Caithness Horizons

Caithness Horizons is free to visit and has a cafe, gift shop and museum as well as an exhibit on Dounreay.

Thurso in the Highlands of Scotland

Sunset over Thurso in the Highlands of Scotland

Sunset over Thurso Bay

Thurso beach with the tide out

Thurso beach with the tide half way out

Boat at the Thurso harbour area near the river

Small fishing boat out of the water at Thurso

Caithness Seacoast Adventure Trips

From Wick harbour and John O' Groats you can take adventure boat trips around the spectacular coastline of Caithness.

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Sir John's Square in Thurso

Sir John's Square in Thurso has war memorials to the first and second World Wars. See photo art image of this picture

Otter at the beach in Thurso

Otter on the beach near the harbour at Thurso

Scrabster Harbour and Ferry Port

Scrabster harbour and ferry port

Scrabster is a couple of miles drive / walk from Thurso. The Scrabster to Orkney Ferry arrives regularly.