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Dunnet Head, Thurso

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Dunnet Head is a peninsula in Caithness, on the north coast of Scotland. Dunnet Head includes the most northerly point of the mainland of Great Britain. The point, known as Easter Head, is at, about 18km west-northwest of John o' Groats and about 20km from Duncansby Head. Dunnet Head can be seen also as the western limit of the Pentland Firth on the firth's southern, or Caithness, side (Duncansby Head is the eastern limit). Although Easter Head is the most northerly point on the Scottish mainland; the northern-most point of Scotland (including islands) lies in the Shetland islands, approximately 170 miles further north.The headland's boundary with the rest of the Scottish mainland can be defined as a north-south line running from Little Clett to the mouth of Dunnet Burn in Dunnet Bay. This line is followed along most of its route by a single track road, the B855, which links Brough with the village of Dunnet, making this the most northerly road on mainland Britain. From this line, the headland projects westward and northward into the Atlantic Ocean and the Pentland Firth and shelters the more southerly waters of Dunnet Bay.
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  • Great views out to Hoy and the Orkney Islands, and of the surrounding countryside. Shame the lighthouse was'nt open at the time. 
  • Really cool but remote drive to Dunnet Head. Lovely views when there and lots of sea birds to see. Not sure I would enjoy the visit if the weather had been bad. 
  • Well worth a visit- good paths and fantastic views. Weather was wild but this added to the experience. Surprised to find that this was the most northerly point of mainland U.K. - great views over to O...  more »
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  • Abolutelly charming place. Astonishing view. Beautiful fight house in the neighborhood.
  • The North. It was windy and salty. Great place to think!
  • Amazing views, intresting place. Cliff edge is very dangerous.... Keep the right side of the wall.
  • UK's northest point on the mainland. Nice lighthouse with a fantastic views.
  • Great scenic view and wildcamping is possible even very close to the lighthouse. No watersource around the lighthouse but there are lakes on the road, few hundred meters close to lighthouse.