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Caithness Horizons

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Address: Old Town Hall High Street | High Street, Thurso KW14 8AJ, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1847 896508
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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The Best Place for A Light Lunch in Thurso

Went again today. Helpful and pleasant staff (best point).Nice food. I had Chilli Chicken Panini and my (87 year old) friend had a freshly baked scone.Coffee and Earl Grey... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
David M
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Halkirk, United Kingdom
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Halkirk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went again today. Helpful and pleasant staff (best point).Nice food. I had Chilli Chicken Panini and my (87 year old) friend had a freshly baked scone.Coffee and Earl Grey tea.Clean,airy and a great place for a chat with friends. Reliable, that's it's best point.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We spent a rainy morning at this museum recently and were most impressed. It provides an excellent, comprehensive introduction to the history and ecology of the Caithness region, including the impact of the Dounreay nuclear power station. Thered is an excellent film, best viewed at the outset of a visit, and the display is particularly well documented and informative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The Caithness Horizons center is an absolute must to get the most of your visit to this area of Scotland. I was welcomed with each of my several visits there over the course of a month and always received very specific and easy to use information that truly helped make my stay more than I ever imagined. In addition the... More 

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Thank Judy S
Stoke-on-trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Really good museum with lots of information about Caithness. The video is well worth a watch before exploring the local area and the café was good too.

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Thank Sandra B
Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

A great museum, free entry but I was happy to give a donation. Included in the history of the local area is a fascinating exhibition on the Dounreay Nuclear facility along the cost, including the original control panels. It's a shame that has had to be cordoned off, but I guess some people can't be trusted to treat things with... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Located in Thurso, this museum has been created to a very high standard and illustrates the history of Caithness from prehistoric times to the mid 20th century. The Dounreay exhibition is particularly interesting and successfully explains to the layman what the experimental reactors were all about, regardless of whether the visitor is pro or anti nuclear power. The film shown... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Repeated visits to Horizons were always met with cheerfulness and great help by the staff even when deluged with surprise visitors looking for accommodation. The displays are varied, skilfully presented and intruiging. The shop and cafe are all very well presented. If you're looking for ancestors the Caithness genealogy group meets here regularly. Really worth a visit.

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Prestatyn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped at Thurso and having read the information leaflet about this museum and visitor centre, called in. We must have spent 2hrs+ watching the Caithness video, reading about Dounreay and looking at the archeological artefacts. Stunning!! And free!! Well worth the donation we made. Highly recommend visiting this centre.

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed in Thurso for 2nights. This tourist info centre also houses a superb exhibition of local geology, culture, history and environmental issues. Free entry although donation boxes available. Lovely friendly welcome. Also houses a shop and café. Thoroughly recommend this facility.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

The former town hall now houses a terrific museum with not only many ancient finds, some over 1500 years old but also a mock up of the control room of the nearby power station. Nice gift shop with many mementos of Scotland. The cafe does a nice range of snacks and cakes with hot or cold drinks. Our choices were... More 

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