The most Northerly town in Scotland, Thurso was a Norse settlement and remains an important port with connections by sea to the Orkney and Shetland Islands.
Caithness Horizons is a new museum telling the story of Thurso, local history, archaeology and ecology of the area.
Further along the coast in the direction of John O'Groats is the imposing turreted Catle of Mey, beautifully restored by order of the Queen Mother.
South to Wick, or visit John O'Groats
Towns Near Thurso To Visit - straight line distance:Hoy (19.88 miles)