Drive from Thurso to Wick, Scotland

Here is a complete car journey from Thurso to Wick in Caithness, North Scotland, heading south east along the A9 and A882, via Watten.

Thurso and Wick are two key towns on the far north east coast of the Scottish Highlands, in Caithness. Both towns have railway stations and Wick-John O’ Groats Airport is located at the edge of Wick town centre.

On this route from Thurso to Wick, you find the turning for The Grey Cairns of Camster, two Neolithic chambered cairns which are around 5,000 years old and among the oldest monuments in Scotland.

The total drive takes around 28 minutes. This video is accelerated and plays at four times the normal speed.

Journey highlights (with time stamps)
00:00 A9, Thurso, Caithness

00:08 Left turn for Dunnet, John O’Groats and the Castle of Mey; right turn for Tesco, Thurso

01:54 Right turn for Inverness

01:55 A882

03:03 Left turn for Watten Caravan Park

03:47 Watten, Caithness

04:11 Right turn for Camster Cairns and Lybster, Caithness

05:46 Right turn for Yarrows Archaeological Trail

06:21 Wick, Caithness

06:35 Left turn for Co-op supermarket, Wick

06:38 Left turn for Wick Railway Station

06:42 Right turn for Inverness, left turn for John O’Groats

06:44 Cliff Road (A99), Wick

06:47 Right turn for Caithness Coffee Company

06:51 Left turn for Wick Railway Station; right turn for Mackays Hotel, Wick Heritage Centre and Harbour

Further resources
See the drive to Camster Cairns