About Thurso

See Thurso and Caithness on a promotional video on YouTube courtesy of Highlands & Islands Airports.

With renewable marine wave and tidal energy replacing atomic power in the region, it is perhaps no surprise that Thurso is also a top destination for surfers. A Scottish equivalent of the Gold Coast, the prestigious O’Neill Cold Water Classic Series has found a surfer’s paradise in the north and regularly includes Thurso as one of its five stunning world-wide competition venues.

The town centre retains its traditional shops and offers a wide assortment of shops, caf├ęs and restaurants.

Thurso hotels are numerous and there is also a caravan site providing accommodation.

There are lots of things to do and see in Thurso, including the five star visitor attraction, Caithness Horizons and other places of interest as well as sandy beaches and spectacular views across to Orkney and Dunnet Head.

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History

Thurso’s history stretches back to at least the age of Viki...

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Getting Here

By road Thurso is located at the northern end of the A9, the main...

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Where To Stay

Places to stay, Thurso hotels, B&Bs, hostel and camp site

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Places To Visit

Where to go in Thurso

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