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What To Do In Thurso and Caithness

Posted: July 13th, 2017 | Posted in: General News

If you are heading to Thurso and Caithness, then chances are that you will want to make sure that you have plenty to do during your time there. Luckily, here at Mackays, we know the local area, and this means that we can help to make sure that you have plenty of things to keep your entertained during your time here.

So, with this mind, we have put together our top tips for things that you definitely should try and do when you visit Thurso.

Thurso Beach

As a coastal region, it really comes as no surprise that one thing that you have to do in Thurso is check out the local beach. A world class surfing beach, there are always plenty of interesting things to discover if you head to Thurso, including maybe a few fish scales or washed up items!

The Castle of Mey

If you like the idea of seeing just how the Royals live, then you will want to plan in a trip to this castle, which was once owned by the Queen Mother. Not only is it rich in history, but it is also a beautiful building that has plenty of charm and character.

Seadrift- Dunnet Visitor Centre

Scotland has a really rich wildlife and nature scene, so it makes sense to plan in a trip to Seadrift. Here you will find a variety of different displays that showcase the dolphins, plants, birds and other creatures that live in the area.  You will also find plenty of information from the local Countryside Rangers too.

Wick Heritage Museum

Want to find out more about the local area and its rich history? If you do, then the Wick Heritage Museum is for you. A chance to see some of the fascinating history of the area, here you will find a number of interesting exhibits and plenty of things to see and do!


If you like the idea of a museum with a difference, definitely plan in some time at the interactive and high quality cultural hotspot that is Timespan. A great place to go for adults and children alike.

Whether you stay just on the mainland, or venture further afield into the offshore isles, Thurso is a great place to visit. Whether it is to take in some of the natural landscape, some of the history and culture of the area, or simply learn more about the wildlife that call it their home, you are sure to find something that will keep you entertained.

Don’t forget to book in to stay at Mackays, we have the comfiest beds, that are just perfect to collapse into after a busy day exploring the area!

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