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Pentland Cabs
"well done the owner of this firm, taxis always on time, clean and comfortable, very polite and helpful drivers, don't cost the earth either. 5 star.

Date visited: 09/09/2009 ..." More

Captains Galley
"Hi Jim and Mary I was not at the restaurant but very happy to have spoken to you Jim. Now you have our e-mail address as well. All the best Kathy

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Castle Arms Hotel
"Good Points: We have stayed in many hotels, all over the world, this was, in our mind probably the best ever, The greeting was fantastic, the service in Bar and ..." More

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Thurso is a small town on the north-coast in Highlands of Scotland, situated 21 miles north-west of Wick, with the nearest city (Inverness) 110 miles to the south. Thurso the northernmost town on the British mainland and is famous for surfing, the European Surfing Championships have been held here with the waves from the Pentland Firth compared to those in Hawaii. Thurso’s history dates back to Norse rule, ending c1266. The town was an important Norse port trading with Scandinavia in the Middle-Ages. The town was planned in the 19th century with interesting buildings. Thurso is a popular tourist resort offering a range of holiday accommodation from hotels to campsites, there are shops, supermarkets and plenty places to eat. Thurso has beautiful countryside with walks and wildlife; there is a fine harbour and beach with panoramic views over the firth to the Orkney Island, Hoy and the famous ‘Old Man of Hoy’ (a stack of rock protruding from the main island) Attractions include St Peter’s Church with ruins dating back to the 13th century; the Heritage Museum containing the Pictish Ulbster Stone, the Boating pond, crazy golf, trampoline and River Walk. There is a cinema, ten-pin bowling, skate-park, internet café and wind-surfing. At nearby Scrabster a car-ferry operates to Orkney and further west is the Dounreay Visitor Centre.


St Clair Hotel *book online*
Weigh Inn Hotel *book online*


Thurso Caravan & Camping Site

Care Home

Pentland View




Cladach at Pentland Firth Cottages


Bridgend Health Centre
Northern Holistic


Riverbank Medical Practice
The Medical Centre

Estate Agent

D W Georgeson
MacPherson & Co
Young Robertson & Co

Golf Club



Castle Arms Hotel
Ferry Inn
Royal Hotel

Pub and Bar

Central Hotel
Commercial Hotel

Coral Lounge
Strathy Inn


Captains Galley
Le Bistro
Melvich Hotel


Miller Academy Primary School
Mount Pleasant Primary School
Thurso High School


Cladach at Pentland Firth Cottages


Young Robertson & Co


Harbour Taxis
J J Taxis
Pentland Cabs
Ross Taxis
Thurso Taxis


McGregor & Partners


Shinval Garden Centre
Woodside Garden Centre
G A Henderson Ltd
J Gunn & Co

Hallmark Cards


North Experience Surf School(Water Sports)

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St Clair Hotel (0.13 miles)

St Clair Hotel

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Centrally located hotel in the heart of Thurso, ideal for business or leisure travel. We offer relaxed surroundings and friendly service to help you unwind and recharge your batteries at the ... More

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Royal Hotel (0.14 miles)

Royal Hotel

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Located close to the centre of the small town of Thurso, this is an excellent base for exploring the North Coast. Central for business or leisure, near to bus station and ... More

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Cladach at Pentland Firth Cottages (0.40 miles)

Cladach at Pentland Firth Cottages

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Spectacularly located overlooking the turbulent waters of Pentland Firth, and just 20 yards from a lovely sandy beach, these recently refurbished and very comfortable fishermen's cottages offer ... More

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Weigh Inn Hotel (0.65 miles)

Weigh Inn Hotel

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Situated overlooking the Pentland Firth with panoramic views of the Orkney Islands. The Weigh Inn Hotel, refurbished to the highest standards boast 16 STB 3 Star Deluxe non smoking Bedrooms ... More

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Ferry Inn (1.55 miles)

Ferry Inn

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This is the sister Hotel of the Weigh Inn, which now offers 9 newley refurbished non-smoking en-suite bedrooms, boasting uninterrupted views over The Pentland Firth to the majestic Orkney Islands. ... More

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Castletown Hotel (4.78 miles)

Castletown Hotel

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Ideally located to explore all that Caithness has to offer, this small, family-run hotel is close to both Thurso and Wick and only minutes from the Castle of Mey. The perfect venue ... More

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The Mill House (4.78 miles)

Part of a restored Grade B listed water mill, Mill House blends traditional local materials and many of the original mill workings with modern comforts to create a really quirky home which we hope you ... More | visit website
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Greenland House (4.97 miles)

Greenland House

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Six bedrooms - four with en suite · Centrally heated and fully double glazed · Colour TV and tea/coffee making in all rooms · High quality Scottish or Continental Breakfast ... More

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Old Free Church Manse (8.35 miles)

Old Free Church Manse

Centrally located in the heart of Caithness, between the towns of Thurso and Wick it is an ideal base for exploring the countryside, lochs and mountains. Only a short drive away from ferry terminals which ... More | visit website

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Castle Arms Hotel (11.27 miles)

Castle Arms Hotel

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The Castle Arms Hotel is a former 19th Century coaching inn, situated 8 miles from John O'Groats, in the village of Mey. It is the earest hotel to Gills Ferry to ... More

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