Duncansby Head, John O'Groats

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Duncansby Head is the most north-easterly part of the Scottish mainland, including even the famous John o' Groats, Caithness, Highland. The headland juts into the North Sea, with the Pentland Firth to its north and west and the Moray Firth to its south.The point is marked by Duncansby Head Lighthouse, built by David Alan Stevenson in 1924.A minor public road leads from John o' Groats to Duncansby Head, which makes Duncansby Head the farthest point by road from Land's End.The Duncansby Head Site of Special Scientific Interest includes the 6.5 km stretch of coast south to Skirza Head. It includes the Duncansby Stacks, prominent sea stacks just off the coast.
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  • It's a short if breezy walk from the lighthouse car park but well worth it to see the incredible needle stacks  more »
  • Well worth the walk to see the Stacks . They are stunning and so nice to see the birds nesting . Even on a dull windy day it's stunning.  more »
  • Didn't know this existed but was pointed the way by a local tour guide. What an awesome sight when you get up there. It was blowing a bit of a hooley but the coast line view is amazing.  more »
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  • 4 star review simply for the views. You can't actually go into the lighthouse (couldn't see anything saying you could) so it's generally a quick visit if you're in the area.
  • Amazing views as already mentioned. Additionally you get to watch seals on the coast, which is quite nice. You can easily walk around there to see the cliffs and catch a glimpse of some of the birds nesting there.
  • Stunning views and a good bracing walk even in the strong winds.
  • Great place, very nice view to the ocean ... Sheeps are all around. :)
  • A small square based lighthouse. Beginning point to see the cliffs.