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“good location, good stay”
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Skara
Ranked #9 of 19 Thurso B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 October 2013

Needed extra day on this trip (too much stuff between Glasgow and Orkney. Gloria had several excellent suggestions for local happenings - Thurso pipe band was playing that night. we went into town, had dinner and watched band. Room had good view. Room was very nice.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Skara was my favorite B&B of my two week trip.

The twin room was a bit small, but this wasn't a problem because Gloria has a comfortable lounge area with books and DVDs. I sat for a while and caught up on my notes and e-mail and such. Best of all it was toasty warm (unfortunately, my dad was not as appreciative of the heat as I was). The heat was down at night, so sleeping was comfortable. The private bathroom was next door to the room, and was large, with a separate shower and bathtub. The view from the room was nice, with cattle and the ocean. Breakfast was good, with ample food.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights while exploring the area on our bikes and found Gloria extremely helpful and friendly. Views are stunning, breakfasts excellent and rooms very comfortable.
Skara is ideally placed, about 10 minutes cycle from the railway station, on National Cycle Route 1 heading to John O'Groats.
All in all a great B & B at a very reasonable price.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

We stayed in the newer part of the B&B which was clean, fresh, modern & well appointed. The propritor was welcoming & helpful & the room offered stunning views. Situated in the countryside but within a few minutes drive of Thurso. Offered a good breakfast.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Chris T
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

We stayed here with some friends on our way to Orkney. Gloria was very helpful warm and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. Her knowledge of the area was outstanding. The rooms were beautifully appointed and the breakfast superb. Could not recommend highly enough. Thanks for a wonderful stay

Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
1  Thank Beverley R
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

well almost, you need a boat to go any further north. We had a great few days, Gloria a perfect host, taking us down to the town on Saturday night for us to catch a bus to see Skerryvore in Strathy. She had also picked up a couple from the Scrabster Ferry, how many B&B proprietors do that. Excellent food, fantastic views, weather permitting. Room excellent, with all the space you need, wi-fi in the guests lounge. Gloria gave us all the info we needed to help us during our stay. Excellent base for going to Orkney from either Scrabster or John O' Groats. We will be back.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Chris H
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Reviewed 7 June 2013

Skara B&B has great views of the ferry boats arriving or leaving to/from the Orkney Islands. Gloria was very accommodating. She made breakfast for us before we catch the early morning ferry to the Orkney Islands.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank ganderandgoose
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Address: Dixonfield, Thurso KW14 8YN, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Scottish Highlands > Caithness and Sutherland > Thurso
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Ranked #9 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Thurso
Number of rooms: 3
Also Known As:
Skara Thurso, Scotland

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