Duncansby Head, John O'Groats

(4.7/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Park at the lighthouse and follow the footpath over the headland for spectacular views of the rock stacks. Walk along the cliff edge to look down on the nesting seabirds on the cliff faces.  more »
  • we went mid morning on a cold clear windy day we had the place to ourselves the walk to the trig point to see the stacks is worth it as was the view north  more »
  • We had a great time. Got some lovely photos of the puffins. Our only issue was the fact that it is not wheelchair friendly. Luckily for us some walkers were coming up the hill and helped to push my el...  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.