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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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  • On our journey through Scotland we wanted to necessarily on the most northern tip of mainland Scotland. That turned out to be more precisely the Dunnet Head 15 meter high lighthouse, which on the ascending schierland, that near the village of Dunnet begins, on a 90 meter high rock. Apart from the lighthouse and the hard wind was there more like steep rocks and beautiful nature. Yet beautiful on that northern tip and on to John O'Groats.
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  • Had a wee walk around this beautiful cliff top. Most northern tip of mainland U.K. with a history including WW2 lookout post for Scappa Flow. Can see Old Man of Hoy on a clear day and right up to Cape...  more »
  • Breath taking views. Great seeing a working lighthouse. Very cold in winter so make sure you wrap up.  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.