Thurso is a prevalent tourist hotspot with lots to do and see. When it comes to places to stay in Thurso, expect to be spoilt for choice.
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Hotels in Thurso, United Kingdom
There are many hotels and cottages in and around Thurso. You will find a range of options when looking for Thurso accommodation, from family-friendly guest houses and boutique hotels to comfy cottages.
We have cherry-picked a selection of hotels and B&Bs in Thurso below.
The extravagant Forss House sits in the heart of Thurso town. Guests love this four-star hotel because it has everything they need for a comfortable and relaxing stay.
Onsite you will find a restaurant, bar, garden for you to use at your leisure. A continental breakfast is also available to guests every morning.
This is an excellent place to stay if you want to enjoy outdoor activities in and around this area, why not try hiking and cycling during your next trip.
This pet-friendly hotel in Thurso ticks lots of boxes. It is a six-minute walk away from the bay, and a short drive from the town’s castle.
Guest who have stayed here in the past have rated this hotel’s great breakfast options and friendly service too and many say they return to this little place in Northern Scotland every year.
Rooms here are reasonably priced and tend to book up fast during seasonal periods.Check Online Availability
A family-run guesthouse with a rustic appeal, this is a great option for those wishing to enjoy everything the Scottish coastline has to offer. Established in 1878, this is one of the more idyllic hotels in Thurso, and one that has been restored to its full glory.
Situated in Thurso town, just a stone’s throw away from the Thurso North Coast 500, you will enjoy an idyllic hotel stay here.
With a range of picture-perfect en-suite rooms, including single, double and family rooms, as well as a pretty garden, this property is a favourite amongst nature lovers and bikers. In terms of location, it’s one of the best hotels to explore the famous Scottish 500 route.
Rooms are well priced and the hotel offers a flexible cancellation policy, free parking, and WiFi.Check Online Availability
Muthu Royal Thurso
Located on Scotland’s north coast on the idyllic burgh of Caithness and nicknamed Orkney’s gateway, this part of Thurso is home to scraggy headlands, white sandy beaches and remarkable cliffs. It’s the perfect hotel for those wishing to escape the rat race.
Offering 103 comfortable en suite bedrooms and housed in what was once a former coaching inn, expect a friendly ambience, high-speed WiFi, parking and the option to order room service. This is one of the most popular hotels in Thurso.
Depending on where you book, you may be entitled to members rates.
This is the perfect location to explore the Orkney Islands, the nearby beach and Scotland’s stunning scenery. Other local must-see sights include the Castle of Mey, John O’Groats, Caithness, Thurso Town Centre and Old St Peter’s Church.Check Online Availability
Planning on a visit to Thurso? The Station Hotel is a great choice for travellers from all walks of life. Stylishly designed guest rooms boast various amenities including free wi-fi, flat-screen TVs, a hair dryer, free parking and a hearty breakfast.
Whether you choose to order in or dine out there are plenty of places to explore, all on the hotel’s doorstep, including a handful of recommended restaurants such as the Pavilion, Ynot and Bydand.
Other nearby famed Thurso attractions? The Lindsey Gallacher Art Gallery and the historic region of Caithness.
You can find more information on hotel room rates, family rooms, parking and the Station Hotel’s cancellation policy on their website.Check Online Availability
Just a short hop from Dunnet beach, Thurso Town, and the airport, the Bank House Hotel is a great option for those wishing to explore all this stunning area has to offer, including the popular Thurso Beach and the local golf courses.
Rooms boast flat-screen TVs and other amenities including free WiFi, complimentary toiletries, a hairdryer, coffee making facilities and a free breakfast, meaning you can fill your boots before exploring all that Thurso has to offer.
The hotel’s flexible cancellation policy, homely rooms and great rates make this the perfect property for those on a budget.Check Online Availability
Bed and Breakfast Thurso
If you fancy something a bit more traditional, Thurso has some great B&Bs on offer.
This traditional Caithness stone cottage is a popular choice for tourists visiting Northern Scotland. If you want somewhere ‘wee’ and traditional, this ‘Sunday House’ is the perfect B&B choice for you!
Just like tradition, the owners of Thurso House Michael and Sheila Elder welcome guests from all over the world to their humble holiday home providing ‘shelter and refreshment’.Check Online Availability
Valley Views Guest House sits just outside of Thurso. It is an excellent base for travellers as it is 25 minutes from John O’Groats, 15 minutes from the Castle of Mey and 2 miles from the centre of Thurso.
You may have guessed it but this wonderful B&B offers guests panoramic views across the bay to Dunnet Head.
It’s peaceful, country location makes it a popular choice for couples that are looking for a romantic retreat in this part of the UK.Check Online Availability
Skara B&B is open 365 days a year. Guess here are met with panoramic sea and coastal views and friendly comfortable accommodation.
This wonderful holiday home is a gentle 20 minutes walk from the centre of Thurso, and if you drive you can also park onsite for free.
Imagine yourself here in the residents’ lounge enjoying the host’s complimentary beverages everything from herbal, peppermint, and chamomile tea to other hot drinks like coffee and hot-chocolate.
10 Pentland Crescent Thurso
Nestled on the beachfront, this bed and breakfast in Thurso boasts a picturesque location. This cutesy property provides holidaymakers with free WiFi, a garden and free breakfast.
Wick and John O Groats are both under 34 km’s from the property, with the nearest airport being Wick John O’Groats, which is situated just 35 km from the hotel.
This is a great location for those looking to embrace the historic aspects Thurso is famed for, including properties brimming with heritage, the historic county of Caithness and the many places of cultural interest.
You can find more information on room rates, family bookings, availability and the cancellation policy offered by this bed and breakfast on their website.Check Online Availability
Conveniently located 1.2 miles from Thurso Golf Club and Thurso centre, Four Waves bed and breakfast is a great base from which to explore Scotland’s many attractions, including Old St Peter’s Church, various historic properties and numerous water sport activities. Canoeing and windsurfing are extremely popular in this area.
All rooms in this bed and breakfast come with free WiFi, a flat screen TV and guest parking, which is available at a location nearby.
For bookings, information on availability, family rooms, specific dates and the hotel’s cancellation policy, visit their website or call the hotel’s bookings desk.Check Online Availability
Thurso Bay Caravan & Camping park
From spending quality time with the family to embracing the great outdoors and de-stressing, a caravan and camping holiday in Thurso is a great alternative to bed and breakfast properties, hostels or hotels.
Pitch up here if you’re a fan of nature. This family-run camping park sits on a working farm brimming with wildlife, including the famous Highland cows and Pygmy goats.
Located a short distance from Thurso town centre, Melvich beach, Wolfburn Distillery and the Puffin Cove, it’s a great spot to explore the many places this picture-perfect area of Scotland has to offer.
Local produce, farm buggy tours, mountain biking adventures and fishing excursions can all be organised on-site. Campers have access to free parking, WiFi and safe places to store their belongings.
Thurso Bay Caravan and Camping
Situated on the outskirts of Thurso in the North West of Scotland, you will discover four-and-a-half acres of picture-perfect scenery, comprising a total of 63 pitches.
Thurso beach, Victoria Walk and Thurso River are all just a stone’s throw away from the park, making it a great option for the outdoorsy and a good substitute to bed and breakfast properties and hotels in Thurso.
Murkle Caravan Park
Located three miles east of the town of Thurso and a short distance from Gills Bay and Scrabster Port, this is a great hotel alternative for culture vultures and nature lovers.
Other nearby places include the Orkney Islands, John o’ Groats and the Village of Castletown, where you will discover a whole host of history, and a handy village shop. A single-track leads to a stunning beach, just one mile from the caravan park.
Hotel worthy amenities include toilet and shower facilities, a number of electric hook-up points, on-site WiFi, plentiful parking and fresh drinking water. A hotspot for the entire family, including pets, especially those wishing to explore places in and around Thurso.
Windhaven Cafe, Camping, and B&B
A family-run campsite and bed and breakfast run by locals Clare and Phil, with a little help from Aunty Babs. Situated just a short drive from Dunnet Head Lighthouse, Windhaven is one of the most northerly places on the UK mainland.
Boasting a vista of the stunning Brough Bay, this is an idyllic base to enjoy a view of the local seals and the Northern Lights, all from the campsite’s very own vantage point.
Similar to hotels, onsite facilities include toilets and showers, electricity, cooking amenities, parking and WiFi. For multiple bookings, it’s a good idea to request availability in advance.Check Online Availability
Thurso Holiday Cottages
Searching for the perfect ‘home from home’ getaway? A postcard-perfect holiday cottage in Thurso could be just the ticket for couples, friends, and families with young children.
Holiday cottages are a great alternative to hostel, bed and breakfast properties and hotels in Thurso, especially for those planning a longer stay.
This inviting ground floor property, part of an ancient stone cottage, sits in the picture-perfect Castletown Village, on Scotland’s famous North Coast 500. These characterful cottages boast original wooden shutters, high ceilings and an idyllic garden, all of which add to its allure.
Just 800 yards from the property, you’ll discover four miles of stunning sandy beach, and a quaint fishing harbour, where you can pick up the daily catch – a must-visit for nature lovers wishing to embrace pristine beaches, wildlife, the Orkney Isles and (in certain seasons) the famous Northern Lights.
Other nearby attractions include the historic county of Caithness, the Park Hotel, a plethora of surf and fishing spots and the celebrated Castle of Mey.
Visitors have access to an all-season bowling green, local pub and restaurant – all of these places are within 200 yards of this property.
This property boasts a flexible cancellation policy, parking, WiFi, and rooms with a view. It’s a great option for couples looking for a secluded property and a cost-effective alternative to a hotel stay.Check Online Availability
With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, this secluded, spacious cottage, set in bountiful gardens, is a great option for families and groups of friends looking to explore Thurso.
Those booking a stay will benefit from magnificent views across the expansive countryside, easy access to the River Forss, the local coastline and the historic town of Thurso.
Located on a 600-acre working beef and sheep farm, the location boasts miles of picturesque countryside walks, embracing idyllic lochs, hills, a local nature reserve and river views. Despite its peaceful location, this holiday let is just a 10-minute drive from Thurso Town.
With a range of amenities, including a large dining room table, TV, WiFi, wood-burning stove, expansive views and built-in appliances, it’s a great entertainment spot, and the perfect place to unwind after a day spent exploring the surrounding area.
This sizeable, elegant home occupies a prime location in the heart of Thurso, making it a great option for those looking to indulge in a cultural escape.
Originally designed for the famous Keith family, this charming house has been modernised over time to create a unique, characterful holiday let. The house oozes traditional style, with the remarkable master staircase being one of its most notable features.
The expansive property sleeps six, benefits from on-site parking and offers all the amenities needed for a relaxing getaway in Thurso.
Other noteworthy features include a courtyard and picture-perfect garden, boasting an array of flora and fauna, all easily accessible by French doors – the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing breakfast or pre-dinner drinks.
Amenities include breakfast and dining facilities, parking, WiFi and spacious rooms suited to both adults and young families. To ensure availability on the dates you desire, it’s always wise to make bookings in advance.Check Online Availability
The Heim at Thurso Bay
This contemporary cottage is an ideal holiday let for those looking to explore equal amounts of culture and nature. The history-drenched town of Thurso is a short stroll away, as is Caithness and the outstanding north Scottish coastline.
The property benefits from an expansive living room, kitchen and dining room, as well as a wet room, shower room, two spacious double bedrooms and an additional twin room. Other amenities include free WiFi and parking.
Nearby places of interest include bars, restaurants, cafés, shops, a swimming pool, cinema and boating lake. Looking for a more adrenaline-fuelled activity? Book a sailing or quad biking excursion. Alternatively, take a meander along the peaceful riverside, stunning dunes or the nearby harbour.
Thurso Accommodation Self Catering
Looking for the full self-catering option? Have a look at our suggestion below.
Baillie Farm Cottage
If you are looking for family-friendly self-catering accommodation in Thurso, check out Ballie Farm Cottage.
Escape to the countryside and you will be rewarded will be views of the Forss river and quiet, peaceful countryside surroundings. This pretty cottage is situated six miles south-west of Thurso and sleeps up to four adults in two bedrooms.
Guests can choose to rent the cottage for a full week or by the day – perfect for those wanting a short or weekend break near Thurso.
This modern-day home, located in Thurso, boasts free parking and free WiFi, as well as all the amenities you could need for a relaxing getaway.
With 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, a patio and an idyllic garden with picturesque views, it’s a great choice for adults and families looking for alternatives to a bed and breakfast.
Nearby popular places include Wick and John o’ Groats. To avoid disappointment, check dates and the availability of the property in advance.Check Online Availability
This picture-perfect, self-catering property sits on Scotland’s popular north coast. A contemporary addition to the original Caithness stone cottage, it offers equal measures of modern-day style and rustic charm.
With its Scandi decor, it’s an ideal destination for holidaymakers searching for relaxing getaways in Thurso, surrounded by nature.
Nearby attractions include the picturesque Scottish moors, the historic town of Thurso, hills, lochs, cliffs and rivers. Other must-visit spots? The wild Pentland Firth seas and local beach, both offering a theatrical backdrop, and limitless opportunities for bird watching, walking and water sports.
To secure a space on any of these activities, it’s recommended you check availability and dates before arriving in Thurso.Check Online Availability
Tir Nan Og
Situated in a peaceful part of the popular seaside village Rockcliffe, a short meander from the picturesque Thurso beach, Tir Nan Og is a hot spot for visitors keen to indulge in a nature-filled getaway.
Here you will discover a wide range of panoramic views, which extend from Bengairn to Screel Hill, to the Heston Islands and Rough island, as well as the local National Trust bird reserve.
Boasting fully double glazed, open-plan accommodation, central heating and a log burning stove, this accommodation is suited to all seasons, come rain or shine.
The additional sitting room is an asset to larger families, whilst the outdoor deck is the perfect spot for picnics and pre-dinner drinks at sundown – a haven of relaxation for holidaymakers keen to experience a more toned-down version of Thurso.
Rockcliffe is renowned for its stunning sandy beaches, rockpools and picturesque vista, all a stone’s throw away from the Solway Coast. Keen walkers have easy access to the idyllic Sandyhills beach and the equally stunning Kippford.
Local must-try activities include bird watching, gliding, golfing, hiking, sailing, and forest trails. Scotland’s famous historic houses, gardens, castles and abbeys are all a short drive away.
Amenities include free WiFi, parking, a handful of local shops, charming cafes, a mobile post office and a mobile library.
To secure a booking at this property, it’s recommended you book dates well in advance.Check Online Availability