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Duncansby Head, John O'Groats

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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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  • Well worth the walk from John O'Groats for the lighthouse and usual rock features (Duncansby Stacks). 
    Well worth the walk from John O'Groats for the lighthouse and usual rock features (Duncansby Stacks).  more »
  • Just a short walk from the car park at the head, or a longer coastal walk from John O'Groats. The stacks are majestic and easy to see. Don't miss it. 
    Just a short walk from the car park at the head, or a longer coastal walk from John O'Groats. The stacks are majestic and easy to see. Don't miss it.  more »

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