Thurso is the most northerly train station in Britain. It's over 150 miles north of Inverness (three hours by rail) and just a few degrees south of the famous signposts at John o' Groats - 20 miles away to the east by road. Fittingly, the name of the line serving Thurso is the Far North Line. As well as bringing visitors to the town, it also connects passengers with the port of Scrabster, where ferries head further north across the Pentland Firth to Stromness on the Orkney Islands. There has been a ferry operating this route continuously since 1856.
Travelling along the Far North Line to Thurso weave through dramatic landscapes, giving you a unique view of the Highlands. Some claim it is Britain's most rural railway, and for long stretches of the journey you're about as close to the wilderness as you can get while still being on a train.