Destination guide

Take in the picturesque beauty of Thurso

Enjoy the culture and other features of Thurso. Travelers to this welcoming city praise the northern lights, bars and wildlife. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Thurso

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Thurso is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Dunnet Bay Beach (6 mi / 9.6 km)
  • Strathy Bay (17.3 mi / 27.8 km)
  • Duncansby Head (18 mi / 29 km)
  • Old Man of Hoy (20.4 mi / 32.8 km)
  • St. John's Head (22 mi / 35.4 km)
  • Ward Hill (22.1 mi / 35.6 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Thurso

Fly into Wick (WIC), the closest airport, located 18.4 mi (29.6 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Kirkwall (KOI), which is 33.3 mi (53.6 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, the main station is Thurso Station.

Where to stay around Thurso?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 72 vacation rentals near Thurso. From 35 Houses to 3 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Thurso for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Thurso?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Thurso. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Strathnaver Museum: 29 vacation rentals
  • Dunnet Bay Beach: 54 vacation rentals
  • Thurso Station: 58 vacation rentals
  • Castle of Mey: 57 vacation rentals
  • Farr Beach: 31 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Thurso listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Thurso?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 35 Houses in Thurso. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Thurso include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 3 rentals available
  • Cabins: 31 rentals available
  • Cottages: 31 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Thurso?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 40 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Thurso. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.