Duncansby Head, John O'Groats

Categories: Lookouts, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 340+ 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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  • It's an amazing place......hike past the abandoned radio site to the end of the head. The view......stunning. 
  • Second time visiting this year. It will always wow me no matter how many time I go. The views are spectacular. 
  • One of the most beautiful places I've ever been. You just need to look at the ocean, and listen to his tunes. As a State at the end of the world. Benches encourage to stay there for hours until sunset
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  • Amazing views, a must visit if you're in the area!
  • Parked up for the nigh in the motorhome, lovely setting
  • Camped 1000 metres West 2 metres from beach stunning
  • Lovely view!!!
  • amazing place. northeast highlands.
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