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Thurso is the most northerly town on the Scottish mainland and provides a real holiday adventure away from the crowds amongst the unspoilt natural beauty of Scotland's northern most Highland region; it's just ideal for exploring the scenic north and east coasts and remote Caithness.

The town itself has many traditional independent shops as well as supermarkets for all your needs. There are also plenty of bars, cafes and restaurants, so if you feel like a break from cooking, you can easily eat out.

Caithness Horizons is a modern museum that is well worth visiting. It is located in the old Town Hall and you can see many permanent exhibits telling the story of Caithness, as well as a changing programme of exhibitions. There is also a gift shop selling local crafts and a cafe that is used for small exhibitions in the centre.

Thurso is a major centre for surfing that come all year round. Surfing championships and kayak surfing championships are held here which attract sportsmen and women from all over the world.

From the town's seafront, the remains of Thurso Castle can be seen, but as this was partly demolished following a fire in 1952 there is not much to see. The seafront is extremely picturesque, with views over the Pentland Firth to Hoy.

The Castle, and particularly the Gardens of Mey, about fifteen miles east of Thurso, are well worth visiting. These were renovated by the Queen Mother, who owned them between 1952 and 1996, and are open to the public from May to September.

To go on your north highland adventure see our holiday cottages in Thurso today.

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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
2
Riverbank House Ref: W42653

Enjoying views over the River Thurso, this detached bungalow is quietly situated at the edge of town, and provides a super holiday base for touring this part of the Northern Highlands. Visit the beautiful Orkney Isles, Dunnet Head, John O’Groats, the Castle of Mey and the town of Wick amongst the many attractions. Heritage and arts centres, ancient monuments and castle ruins along with rugged cliffs, spectacular seastacks, big skies and long summer nights give Caithness a unique appeal. Mountain biking, golf, pony trekking and a variety of watersports are available, or take a stroll along one of the many beaches. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.5 miles.

All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. 3 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 2 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Shower room.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (4 cars). No smoking. NB: Sloping banks to rear of property.

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£282-£696
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Birdsong Ref: SRRI

Situated near a working farm on the edge of the lovely town of Thurso, this beautifully presented, single-storey, detached holiday cottage is furnished and equipped to a very good standard to ensure a comfortable and relaxing holiday. Visit the beautiful Orkney Islands, Dunnet Head, John O’Groats - the most northerly point of mainland Britain, the Castle of Mey and the bustling town of Wick. There is easy access to 1½ miles of the River Thurso where salmon and trout fishing can be arranged through the local bookshop. Shop 1½ miles, pub 2 miles.

Large living/dining room with multi-fuel burner and well-equipped kitchen area. Utility. Two double bedrooms, each with en-suite shower room and toilet; one with 6ft bed. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Wet room with toilet.

  • Multi-fuel burner - fuel included
  • Electricity, electricity rads, bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • Four TVs
  • Four DVDs
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large enclosed garden with furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Ample parking
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking

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£388-£946
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Grade 2 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
4
Pets
2
The Cottage Ref: W42084

Situated on a working farm

Set on a working farm, this simply and cosily furnished property enjoys a quiet and unspoilt location in the Caithness countryside. Just a mile or so off the A9, The Cottage makes a super base for touring this lovely part of the Highlands. Caithness is popularly described as one of Europe’s last wildernesses, where you could walk, climb or mountain bike all day without meeting anyone else. Visit castles, distilleries, and miles of unspoilt and dramatic coastline where you can surf and kite buggy, or for the less energetic, just take a stroll and watch the abundance of bird and sea life. Easy access to Wick and Thurso with their variety of amenities and also to the beautiful Orkney Islands – a ferry can be taken from Scrabster, Gill’s Bay or John O’Groats. Shops, pub and restaurant 5 miles.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet. First floor: 2 single bedrooms.

Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Shared courtyard. Sitting out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Two pets welcome (working farm).

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£174-£516
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