Submitted by Owen McCafferty on Wed, 2009-12-30
Thurso is a fairly small town with just about everything you need – it has to have everything, the nearest city is Inverness and it is over 100 miles away! There is a hospital, doctors surgeries, laundry facilities, a camping site, hotels, supermarkets, etc.
Thurso is a natural base camp for them, being close to the centre of Caithness (longitude wise). Northlink ferry service operate from Scrabster in Caithness to Stromness in West Orkney. Scrabster is just a mile away and from there you can catch a car ferry to Orkney. There are also Orkney ferries from John O’Groats (foot ferry) and Gills Bay (car ferry), Pentland Ferries.
Thurso is famous for the Surfing Championships held here and for being being the birth place of Sir William Smith, founder of the Boys Brigade.
Picture:- Thurso Castle with Lady Janet’s seat in the background. Thurso East (where the castle is) is renowned for its good surfing and championships are often held here.
Telephone Code (+44) 1847 from outwith Britain
From within Britain 01847
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