Thurso attractions

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Thurso Scotland HighlandsThurso is mainland Scotland's most northerly town, and is home to the country's most northerly railway station. It is located on the north coast of Caithness, its seaward views dominated by the distant cliffs of Dunnet Head to the north east, and those of the island of Hoy to the north. Thurso has long been a gateway to Orkney, with the well established ferry routes to Orkney, the car ferry to Stromness, leaving from the harbour at Scrabster.

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Attractions John O' Groats Passenger ferry service from John O' Groats to Orkney. Every day all summer from 1st May to 30th September. www.jogferry.co.uk. About 15 miles east of Thurso.

John O' Groats Passenger ferry

Attractions Castle of Mey, Thurso, Caithness KW14 8XH. Tel: 01847 851473. The former holiday home of the late Queen Mother is the most northerly castle on the British mainland. She renovated and restored it and created the beautiful gardens you see today. For almost half a century she spent many happy summers here. www.castleofmey.org.uk. About 10 miles east of Thurso.

Castle of Mey

Attractions Thurso Castle, Thurso KW14. Thurso Castle was originally a 12th century earthwork fortress, founded by the Norse Earls. In the 17th century, it was replaced by a stone tower house. The roofless but impressive remains are visible across the rivermouth from the old town of Thurso. Location: On the outskirts of Thurso.

Thurso Castle

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