Castle Arms Hotel Thurso
Mey, Thurso, Scotland
Castle Arms Hotel Thurso
Castle Arms Hotel Thurso
Castle Arms Hotel Thurso
Castle Arms Hotel Thurso
Castle Arms Hotel Thurso
Castle Arms Hotel Thurso
Castle Arms Hotel Thurso
Information about this Surf Resort

You'll be surprised but Scotland has some of the best breaks in the whole of Europe and one of these in particular is Thurso East located on the north coast. Thurso East is a fast reef break and every year this break plays host to several different international competitions with the very first O'Neill Highland Open WQS surfing competition being held here. Since then the O'Neill Cold Water Classic comp has also been a big drawcard to the area. The reef at Thurso East holds swells from 2 feet up to 15 feet and is generally a right hander ride with several barrel section depending on tide and swell direction. For excellent local hospitality stay at the Castle Arms Hotel which has 7 double or twin rooms all with en-suite bathrooms and all the modern amenities, a great home away from home. There are also 2 suites available. Rates are very reasonable and this quant little lodging is the perfect place to meet locals and get to know the Thurso township.


TripAdvisor Ratings & Reviews for:


Ranked #3 of 10 hotels in Thurso


TripAdvisor Snippets:


“great place”


“the warmest of welcomes"


“genuine welcome”





Located in Thurso Scotland




The Hotel is centrally heated and has 7 double or twin rooms, all of which have an en-suite shower or bathroom, flat screen colour TV with Freeview and tea making facilities. All rooms have been recently upgraded with new duvet covers and sheets and soft furnishings, with new bedside cabinets and lamps. Every en-suite has been renovated with new en-suite furnishings, tiles, shower cabinets, etc.

Restaurants and Bars


Restaurant and bar on site. Plenty of other options also nearby.



  • surf local breaks
  • golf
  • beach activties
  • day trips to Orkney


Getting There


By train

Thurso at the northern end of the Far North mainline which runs from Inverness and splits into two branches, one going to Thurso and the other going to Wick. The train station is located a very short walk west of the town centre.

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