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Thurso is a town and former burgh on the north coast of the Highland council area of Scotland. It is the northernmost town on the British mainland. At the 2001 Census, Thurso had a population of about 9,000. Historically, it is one of two burghs within the county of Caithness. It lies at the junction of the north-south A9 road and the west-east A836 road, connected to Bridge of Forss in the west and Castletown in the east. Thurso is in Caithness and Sutherland. Use our United Kingdom day trip app to arrange the details of your trip to Thurso and other destinations.
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The best way to enjoy your time in Thurso is to stay at one of its charming bed and breakfast venues or cottages for rent. Here, cottages, inns, and smaller accommodations are much more common than hotels, and much less expensive. Opt for a more private rental or relax at a lovely inn after a day of touring the Highlands. If you want more amenities and don't mind spending a little extra during your trip, some luxury hotels in the area could be worth the splurge.
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