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TITLE
Thurso Castle, 1981
EXTERNAL ID
CAITHHORZ_CAIMS_PHO190
PLACENAME
Thurso
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Thurso
DATE OF IMAGE
1981
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
Falconer Walters
SOURCE
Caithness Horizons
ASSET ID
804
KEYWORDS
castles
ruins
Thurso Castle, 1981

A photograph of Thurso Castle in ruins.

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, 1981

CAITHNESS: Thurso

1980s

castles; ruins

Caithness Horizons

Caithness Horizons

A photograph of Thurso Castle in ruins.<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>