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The Forss House, Hotel in Thurso, Scotland

Forss House Hotel is a Georgian, Grade B listed house built in 1810 in 20 acres of woodland and gardens. This relaxed family home was once owned by Major Radclyffe, a great adventurer, hunter and falconer of his time and you will find his mark in evidence throughout the house from the moment you arrive. 

You enter Forss House through the Trophy Room, a rather odd looking addition to the front of the house. Built by the Major to house his hunting trophies it is now the perfect place to relax in front of the wood burning stove whilst catching up with the newspapers and the latest tally of fish caught on the River Forss.

Whisky Bar & Award Winning Restaurant

Up a few gently rising stairs you’ll find the Whisky Bar, home to almost 300 malts and the all important Forss ‘tear drop of H2O’, a key ingredient to release the full flavour experience. Just beyond is the Major’s Smoking Room, where he planned many of his trips; now a private dining room with pictures of his exploits on the walls.

The main Dining Room overlooks the garden and river beyond. Enjoy award winning local food in this lovely room under the approving gaze of some Radclyffe family portraits from long before Forss House was built.

Up the wonderful main staircase are some of the hotel bedrooms with more to be found downstairs and in the garden houses towards the woods.