Holborn Head

(Holburn Head)

A prominent headland on the north coast of Caithness, Holborn Head (also Holburn Head) represents the western termination of Thurso Bay, a mile (1.5 km) northeast of Scrabster and 2 miles (3 km) north of Thurso. It is surrounded by cliffs. This may have been the Tarvedunum Promontorium, referred to by the Egyptian geographer Ptolemy around 140 AD. Now disused, Holborn Head lighthouse lies a half-mile (1 km) to the south.

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