Duncansby Head, John O'Groats

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#5 of 116 in Things to do in Caithness and Sutherland
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Duncansby Head (Scottish Gaelic: Ceann Dhunngain or Dùn Gasbaith) is the most northeasterly part of both the Scottish and British mainlands, slightly northeast of John o' Groats. It lies approximately 20 km (12 mi) east-southeast of Dunnet Head, the northernmost point of both the Scottish and British mainlands. Duncansby Head is located in Caithness, Highland, in north-eastern Scotland. The headland juts into the North Sea, with the Pentland Firth to its north and west and the Moray Firth to its south.

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  • Amazing walk to the Duncasby stacks! You start at the lighthouse and walk across the moor! Be careful as sheep roam free here and our first trip was foggy and couldn’t see anything until we turned...  more »
  • Situated just northeast of John O'Groats, Duncansby Head is the most north easterly part of both the Scottish and British mainlands. The headland juts into the North Sea, with the Pentland Firth to...  more »
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  • Fantastic views around. The lighthouse is not accessible. There is a huge fens around and everything locked. Website says that there is a gift shop, but I could not find it. Very disappointed.
  • Impressive views over the north eastern most point of Scotland and the two spires are just awe inspiring. Definitely take the time to walk to the end, it's worth it!

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