Castle requires TLC

13 January 2024

Ray French

In Thurso, the town with the most northerly set of traffic lights in mainland Britain, there sits a ruined castle that originates from the late 1800s, although a castle of sorts has sat there since the 12th century, apparently. While the castle's well-preserved gatehouse is a few hundred yards inland, the castle itself was built yards from the shoreline in an area known as Thurso East. Inhabitants of the castle would have had views across the mouth of the river Thurso and the (then) bustling port. These days, taking in the view from the third floor is a bit of a chilly experience.

This image is now part of the Scotland gallery on and may, in due course, make its way onto my Shutter Hub portfolio page here:

BAH-22075 Thurso Castle