Thurso is the northernmost town in mainland Scotland and located on the north coast of Caithness. From the coast, you can see the cliffs of Dunnet Head and Hoy, one of the Orkney Islands. The town is also surrounded by the typical landscapes of the Scottish countryside. The center of town has plenty of traditional shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars. Some of the highlights of the town center include the circular well house of Meadow Well and Janet Street, which overlooks the River Thurso near the Thurso Bridge. There are also remains of a castle and a church in Thurso. Several museums display local art and glass works.
Thurso has also become a major destination for surfers in recent years. It is a premier cold surf area and has hosted surfing championships and two world championships for kayak surfing. There are plenty of reefs, points, river mouths, and beaches, and the area offers year-round surfing opportunities for enthusiasts.
Thurso is located 109 miles from Inverness.