The Travel Book

The Travel Book – Thurso, Scotland

Today we look at a place that is considered the Northernmost town on the British mainland. Thurso has a history that dates all the way back to 1266 and was always an important place through history because of it’s Norse Port. Thurso is surrounded by countryside that has lots of lovely walks and beautiful scenery. Thurso town thrives on traditional and it is evident when you walk around and are welcomed by the shops, café, bars and restaurants.

When I was 17 we went to Thurso for a day as we were getting a boat from there to the Orkney Islands, so we had a bit of time to explore. From memory, I can’t remember too much but I do faintly remember how impressive the coastline was.


I remember the coast being beautiful and rugged and very different to other places I had seen in Scotland. If you ever find yourself in Scotland then why not give yourself a challenge of driving all the way. We went by coach to Thurso and all I remember is how crazy the coastline roads were. They were really impressive and reminded me of roads that you see on a show like Top Gear

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