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TITLE
Thurso Beach & Esplanade, 1981
EXTERNAL ID
CAITHHORZ_CAIMS_PHO182
PLACENAME
Thurso
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Thurso
DATE OF IMAGE
1981
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
Falconer Walters
SOURCE
Caithness Horizons
ASSET ID
788
KEYWORDS
beaches
castles
Thurso Beach & Esplanade, 1981

A hotograph of Thurso beach with remains of Thurso Castle in background.

Situated on the Pentland Firth, Thurso is the most northerly town on the Scottish mainland. It is a long established town with origins dating back to Viking times when it was an important Norse settlement, the major gateway to mainland Scotland.

The original 17th century castle was largely replaced by the castellated mansion whose ruins still dominate the skyline. A large part of the castle became dangerous due to poor construction of the later parts and much of it was demolished in 1952 to make it safe.


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Thurso Beach & Esplanade, 1981

CAITHNESS: Thurso

1980s

beaches; castles

Caithness Horizons

Caithness Horizons

A hotograph of Thurso beach with remains of Thurso Castle in background.<br /> <br /> Situated on the Pentland Firth, Thurso is the most northerly town on the Scottish mainland. It is a long established town with origins dating back to Viking times when it was an important Norse settlement, the major gateway to mainland Scotland.<br /> <br /> The original 17th century castle was largely replaced by the castellated mansion whose ruins still dominate the skyline. A large part of the castle became dangerous due to poor construction of the later parts and much of it was demolished in 1952 to make it safe. <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>