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The bustling little Scottish Highland town of Thurso is a delightful find on your travels across Scotland.

Thurso is linked back to the Vikings and has traditionally been a thriving trade centre especially for Scandinavia. Thurso has exported meat, fish and especially grain from Caithness, which has contributed to the success and growth of the town. During the 19th century Thurso exported Flagstones around the world, quarried from Castleton.

These Flagstones were used as paving, roofing and walls and can be found from Euston Railway station in London to Melbourne in Australia.

Thurso town has attractive squares and wide streets making it a nice place for shopping (see Thurso Shopping Guide) or savour the delicacies of the cuisine by visiting the Thurso Cafes, Thurso Restaurants or Thurso Pubs.

Thurso has a river running through to the harbour and bay from which Orkney can be seen on a clear day.

The ferry to the Orkney Islands can be found nearby at Caithness. For a great place to stay check out the Thurso Accommodation Guide where you can search for Thurso Bed and Breakfast, Thurso Guest Houses, Thurso Hotels and Thurso Campsites.

Whilst on holiday in Scotland Thurso is worthy of a visit or to stay longer and enjoy this traditional Scottish town.