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Historic fishing port and textile centre, Thurso is the most northerly town on the Scottish mainland



Cnoc Freiceadain Long Cairns FREE

Two unexcavated long-horned burial cairns of Neolithic date, set at right angles to each other.
6m WSW of Thurso on A836
KW14 7RD


Grey Cairns Of Camster FREE

The two Grey Cairns of Camster are among the oldest stone monuments in Scotland. They were built over 5,000 years ago.
5m North of Lybster on the A9.


Castle Of Mey

The Castle of Mey was the property of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother from 1952 until 1996, when Her Majesty generously gifted it.
KW14 8XH


Hill O' Many Stanes FREE

More than 22 rows of low slabs arranged in a slightly fan-shaped pattern.
At Mid Clyth, 4m North East of Lybster on A9.


Dun Dornaigil FREE

Also known as Dun Dornadilla, a well-preserved broch with a distinctive enterance, standing to a height of up to 6.7 metres.
10m South of Hope, Sutherland off the A838.
IV27 4YL


St Mary's Chapel, Crosskirk FREE

A simple dry-stone chapel, probably of 12th-century date.
6m West of Thurso on the A836
KW14 7UZ


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Shetland Islands (136.3 miles)
Stornoway (106.7 miles)
Isle of Harris (128.5 miles)
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John o Groats (16.9 miles)
Ullapool (76.6 miles)
Loch Ness (93.6 miles)
Fort Augustus (108.8 miles)
Dornoch (52.6 miles)
Elgin (66.1 miles)
Nairn (70.9 miles)
Peterhead (98.6 miles)
Aberdeen (113 miles)
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