Duncansby Head, John O'Groats

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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  • Beautiful views, and got a chance to see the brids nesting in the cliffs. Easy car park, and the walk is easy. Be carefull if going with little children, don't let them fun on their own.  more »
  • Well sing posted. Large parking area. Easy fairly flat walk to viewpoint to see Stacks. Families of puffins can be seen on the way. Wear warm clothes as very exposed and windy.  more »
  • We went on a grey and rainy day so it was a bit boggy walking through the fields to get to the viewpoint but it was still an amazing view! I'm guessing on a sunny day it's fantastic but we still enjoy...  more »
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  • Amazing views of the north coast! Do go for the walk downhill to the stacks. There's thousands of birds and if you're lucky some seals even. Beautiful place!
  • 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.
  • A must visit when in the area. Spectacular views.
  • In the evening and at night you can see in the spot light six lighthouses at the same time.

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