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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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  • Dunnet Head is the most northerly point in Scotland, so a good place to be able to say you have visited. But there's quite a bit of single track road to get there, which might not suit everyone. Wild ...  read more »
  • We were very lucky to have a perfectly clear blue sky and magnificent views. Do take midge repellant though! Good signage and information boards and plenty of photo opportunities. 
  • Amazing views of the ocean and nearby islands. Facing the sea, beautiful walks possible!
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  • Scotland and the UK's most Northerly Mainland Point, with sweeping clifftop views over to the Orkney Islands. Good bird watching nearby at the RSPB Site.
  • Dunnet Head is the most northerly point of the British mainland. Not many tourists come here so don't expect anything but pure nature, well, except for the lighthouse. Very enjoyable place. Be careful, extremely strong winds!
  • Worth a visit as the northern most point of mainland UK. Not much to do when there though.
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  • Whilst the scenery is nice, it is also home to the rudest man in Scotland who shouts at tourists who go near his land. Make sure that you say hello to him.
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