Difference between revisions of "Thurso (Scotland)"
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Thurso is in the Scottish Highlands.
Delightful small town on the far north of Scotland. There are lots of shops and nice places to eat in the area. There aren't many places this north of Scotland where you can stop off for provisions so Thurso really is ideal for that. Not a lot in the town to see but worth an approximately 2 hour walk around and stop for a bite to eat. Surfers descend on the area in the summer months.
Thurso at the northern end of the Far North mainline which runs from Inverness and splits into two branches, one going to Thurso and the other going to Wick. The train station is located a very short walk west of the town centre.
There's a lovely hike to Holburn Head. Cutting across some rock shale formation, headlands, pebble beaches, the Scrabster Harbor, and a few pastures. There's no real trailhead, all you must do is head to the beach in Thurso and follow the coastline west to Scrabster Lighthouse and the continue north from the loghthouse on the marked path. For some more dramatic cliffs, keep heading west from Holburn Head.
Groceries are available at Lidl, across the road from the Campground on the Scrabster Road.
If you are staying at the Thurso Bay Caravan & Camping Park, WiFi is available in the Park's cafe and lounge.
Thurso is only a couple of miles from Scrabster, which is the ferry terminal for a route to Stromness on one of the Orkney Islands. The trip takes about an hour and a half and passes by the Old Man of Hoy.