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TITLE
Thurso Castle
EXTERNAL ID
CAITHHORZ_T73
PLACENAME
Thurso
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Thurso
SOURCE
Caithness Horizons
ASSET ID
3599
KEYWORDS
castles
Thurso Castle

A photograph of Thurso Castle. A large crowd is gathered outside and a banner reads "Welcome".

The first Thurso Castle was built in 1660. A new castle was built nearby in the 19th century by Sir John George Tollemache Sinclair, 3rd Baronet. The castle was the seat of the Sinclairs of Ulbster. It was built in the style of a French chateau close to the shore on the east of the river mouth. During World War II a sea mine exploded nearby and the castle became structurally unsafe.


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Thurso Castle

CAITHNESS: Thurso

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A photograph of Thurso Castle. A large crowd is gathered outside and a banner reads "Welcome". <br /> <br /> The first Thurso Castle was built in 1660. A new castle was built nearby in the 19th century by Sir John George Tollemache Sinclair, 3rd Baronet. The castle was the seat of the Sinclairs of Ulbster. It was built in the style of a French chateau close to the shore on the east of the river mouth. During World War II a sea mine exploded nearby and the castle became structurally unsafe. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: joannehowdle@caithnesshorizons.co.uk">Caithness Horizons</a><br />