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TITLE
Thurso Castle from the seashore
EXTERNAL ID
CAITHHORZ_T04
PLACENAME
Thurso
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Thurso
SOURCE
Caithness Horizons
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891
KEYWORDS
castles
ruins
Thurso Castle from the seashore

A photograph of the remains of Thurso Castle.

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 from the seashore

CAITHNESS: Thurso

castles; ruins

Caithness Horizons

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A photograph of the remains of Thurso Castle.<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 />