The Castletown Hotel
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
TripAdvisor Reviews The Castletown Hotel Thurso
Travel Blogs from Thurso
... partially separated living spaces, but whether they were for family groups or for important personages is not known. Neither is it known why, between about 2400 and 2200 BC, the structures were "decomissioned" and infilled with rubble and middens. Some removal of stone for other structures has been noted. But by and large the site is intact, the roofing stone has even been found lying where it had fallen when the roofs collapsed, and the strong, thick, dressed-stone walls are still ...
Total mileage: 44
Actual cycling time: 4 hours 53 minutes
Who would have thought Scottish weather this far north would be so fine - thank you high pressure!
The journey for the day would follow the north coast east until we hit Thurso, our last stop before John O'Groats. The landscape for the first 20 miles was still hilly ...
... some nice stuff - good jewellery and books and things, not tat. So the whole museum took about half an hour (including the 14 minutes to watch the movie) but was still worth it. The two volunteers were sweet, and very proud of their little museum, and happy to chat. The museum has recently received 100,000 pounds from the Lottery Fund - we have seen mention of this in several little museums and it would seem that funding small museums and art galleries is one of the good uses ...
... which we did by means of a lovely back road over a heather moor in the most gorgeous evening light. I wish I could even begin to describe how pretty these moors are: the heather is about six colours, the dark, dark green of the foliage, the pinks and purples of the flowers, and the gold of the dried seed-cases, now becoming quite prominent; interspersed with that is a lovely golden, orangey, almost red grass, and the bracken, now also going golden ...
... by how long it takes to cross this little island, and how really, really remote and empty the distant corners are. This morning we set out on what has almost become a routine commute for me, on the trusty 8:42 bus to Leuchars. Although not so trusty today as some sort of roadworks has necessitated its changing its route and for some reason none of our usual nearby stops are operational although the buses still travel down both Hepburn Gardens and Buchanan Gardens. At Leuchars, still ...