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Thurso Castle
ND 124-689 Caithness Scotland

Thurso Castle Thurso Castle was originally a 12th century earthwork fortress, founded by the Norse Earls. In the mid 17th century, George, Earl of Caithness founded a stone tower house on the site of the earlier fortification. In the late 19th century, Sir Tollemache Sinclair absorbed the tower in the construction of a Scottish baronial mansion house. Partly demolished in 1952, the remains are now a roofless shell with no trace of the original castle. 14 miles east is Castle of Mey.


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Thurso Castle is located in Thurso East, off Castletown Road. 21 miles north-west of Wick, on the A882-A9.

The site is visible from across the river.

Car parking is by the side of the road.


Thurso Castle picture and large castle map
Thurso Castle PictureCastle Map of the Area

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