Scrabster Tourist Guide

Scrabster Tourist Information

Scrabster is well known to tourists as the ferry port that connects the Outer Orkney. The nearby town of Thurso is a charming and pleasant town, the most northerly town in Scotland which has a fair amount of history and excellent views of the ocean it is a great tourist attraction for visitors wishing to enjoy this area of Scotland.

The major tourist attractions in and around Thurso include Lady Janet's seat, in East Thurso, the ancient Thurso Castle and to the souht of Thurso the popular Mill Theatre. Thurso has a camping site, shops, hotels, several traditional pubs and a tourist information centre in the centre of town. Inverness in the Scottish Highlands, is situated about 100 miles to the south, and is the nearest city to Thurso - offering plenty of things to do and see.

Thurso is very pleasant with easy access to the most northern point on Great Britain mainland, John O'Groats, scene of many triumphant walking and cycling events. Many tourists also visit Thurso as a place of departure for driving the north and northwest panaromic coasts via the towns of Ullapool and Durness. Nowadays surfing is a big attraction in Thurso and championship games are often held here.

Hotels in Scrabster

Scrabster is a typical tiny port village and was constructed as an extension to the town of Thurso. It is an ideal spot to explore for a couple of days before travelling on to the Orkney Isles or when heading to Inverness. There are a number of fine hotels here, as well as economic priced bed-and-breakfasts, guesthouses, inns and hostels.