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Duncansby Head

John O'Groats, Scotland
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“sea birds” (47 reviews)
“the cliff” (39 reviews)
John O'Groats, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Exactly what you would expect with shops selling much that you don't need/want plus the usual coffee and cake places. No surprises and a nice view, what more do you want.

Thank Derek H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful location to walk even for not so sporty people. The drive there is magnificent in winter. Definitely a must do!

Thank Steffmacbeth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hiking to see these 'stacks' is fun and not too difficult. The views make any length walk worthwhile.

Thank FloydBaran
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I walked from John O Groats along the sea-shore path, past the sea lions bathing. I was lucky in that the sun was out. When I walked over the hill and got my first glimpse of the stacks I stopped dead in my tracks to...More

Thank RealBritbird
Reviewed 12 November 2017

From the parking lot to the cliffs above the stacks is a bit of a stroll through a fences pasture. We had a mostly sunny day for it but the general path was muddy in some spots and if just wandering through the field there...More

Thank Larry B
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Follow the fence along to the left before heading up to see the stacks. From there you will be rewarded with a beautiful view. We were there in October and so the ground was quite wet so make sure you wear ideal footwear.

Thank calabhaigh
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Offering good views to the north and a lighthouse well worth the drive up from John O'Groats. Walk or just park and watch, it's good either way. Coach parking was available.

Thank roald471
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We had been staying overnight in Wick, on our way up to JOG. Our lovely landlady advised us to visit The Stacks at Duncansby Head near the Lighthouse and are we glad we did. Just after entering JOG, we took the road leading to the...More

Thank carol m
Reviewed 29 October 2017

At least something nice to see in this spot. It can be seen from afar or walk the way. Park there overnight.

Thank rv15243
Reviewed 27 October 2017

These are well worth a visit if you are in the area. We got there rather late on and wasn't great for photography but still worth a visit.

Thank helenmoore2015
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Response from Bronwen G | Reviewed this property |
Hello; What a lovely walk you're planning...but the main attraction is between the lighthouse and the stacks (not between John O and the lighthouse. So be sure to pace yourself so that you can walk the latter part of the... More