River Thurso

The River Thurso has Loch Rumsdale in as its source, about 26 kilometres south and 14 kilometres west of the burgh of , Caithness, and about 2 kilometres south of the railway line linking the burghs of Thurso and with .

Notable Places in the Area

is a ruined 19th-century castle, located in , , in the . is situated 1,500 feet west of River Thurso. Photo: Otter, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Railway station
is a railway station located in , in the council area in the far north of . is situated 1¼ miles southwest of River Thurso. Photo: Thryduulf, CC BY-SA 4.0.

St Peter's and St Andrew's Church is located on Princes Street in , , Scotland. is situated 1 mile southwest of River Thurso. Photo: Reinhard Dietrich, Public domain.

Holborn Head is a headland on the north-facing Atlantic coast of , in the area of . is situated 2 miles northwest of River Thurso. Photo: Gestumblindi, CC0.

Localities in the Area

is a coastline section of the Atlantic 0.5 miles east of , , northern Scotland. Photo: Bill Henderson, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is a small town in on the north coast of the . Photo: Massimo Telò, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a predominantly residential area of , , in the council area of .

River Thurso

58.6° or 58° 36' north
-3.5° or 3° 30' west
Open Location Code
66 feet (20 metres)
Geo­Names ID

Also Known As

  • Arabic: نهر تورسو
  • Cebuano: River Thurso
  • Egyptian Spoken Arabic: نهر تورسو
  • English: Strathmore Water
  • Gaelic (Scots): Abhainn Theòrsa
  • German: Thurso
  • Irish: Abhainn Theórsa
  • Serbian: Терсо
  • Serbo-Croatian: Thurso
  • Swedish: River Thurso
  • Welsh: Afon Thurso
  • Thurso Water

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