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
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... it. It was amazing!
I woke up earlier than I needed to in the morning to take in a short detour to Dunnet Head, the most northerly point on mainland Great Britain, on my way to John O’ Groats where I was to board the ferry to Orkney at 8:30 A.M. Dunnet Head has some small hills and sea cliffs but is not very dramatic overall. It’s one of those places to check off to say you’ve been there rather than one with great scenic ...
... stone Church of Scotland facing the town square with tulips galore. Just here for tonight and off to the ferry in Scrabster, about 2 miles away, tomorrow for an hour and a half trip to Orkney. Then we get to stay in one place for a week! ...
... a guest, leave a friend" and once we had booked ourselves in for yet another night, just before returning to St Andrews we joked that it's more like "arrive a guest and never go home." Raymond was extremely helpful with regard to suggestions for what to do today and also over the next week, and lent us a late-scale map of the area which has been fantastically useful in the absence of both GPS and Google maps.
In the end, we only did about ...
... tourists seldom come") then to Maes Howe where we at last had a booking on the 2pm tour! So all was by no means lost.
The tour was extremely interesting for the way it drew together so much of the stuff we have seen in the last few days; indeed, from the tomb entrance you can see both sets of standing stones as well as the Neolithic village of Barnhouse - or you would have been able to see Barnhouse if it had still been standing. The guide was ...
... up a very narrow farm track and on up into the cloud and mist of Wideford Hill. Right at the top we found a lot of radio and TV antennas, and an old cottage, but no chambered cairn, and so after a fair bit of tromping about in very wet heather, we went back to where we had seen a parked car, and there found an information board and map showing a map of the short walk to the cairn. It felt quite adventurous, setting off into the lifting and lowering mist and rain of a ...