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Dunnet Head

B855 | Dunnet, Thurso KW14 8YE, Scotland
+44 1847 851774
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To visit the most northerly point in mainland Britain was nice. Not much there and exceptionally... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Most northerly point of mainland Britain

This is a wild cliff with good views over the Pentland Firth to the Orkney Islands. Access is via a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Philip M
London, United Kingdom
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Promoting the north of Scotland. We are the managers of the North Highland Way project, developed the Dunnet Head Educational Trust and have a wealth of knowledge about the walking, wildlife and general information about the North. Dunnet Head is the focal point of the North Highland Way.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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B855 | Dunnet, Thurso KW14 8YE, Scotland
+44 1847 851774
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

To visit the most northerly point in mainland Britain was nice. Not much there and exceptionally windy, but nice drive up, and nice to see the birds and views!

Thank millington101
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wild cliff with good views over the Pentland Firth to the Orkney Islands. Access is via a single track road for at least three miles. Theŕe is a small car park with a RSPB hut and volunteer to answer any questions about...More

Thank Philip M
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is wild and windy but very much worth a visit for the geographers out there. There is a trail of continental camper vans weaving their way up the narrow roads. In some respects it would be great if they were driven over the cliff...More

Thank Rapwalk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning views of the north sea, huge cliffs, puffins and crashing waves, not for the faint hearted :)

Thank Riffman2909
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is the most northern tip but there is only a small viewing area and you can't seem to go to the edge where the lighthouse is (or we missed this) and the short walk from Dunnet Head is more inland and just overlooks inland,...More

Thank VanandMan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been to John o'Groats (and not been impressed), and Duncansby Head (the top right hand corner of the mainland, very very nice), Dunnet Head provides some most excellent views looking northwards to the islands. Well worth a visit, doesn't take very long, it's not...More

Thank Ed P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here after a rather under whelming drive from durness along the north coast on a low cloud, rainy day. The skies opened up to reveal bright blue sky and a beautiful view across to the orkney islands. We sat in the car park...More

Thank Kel1202
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views here were wonderful! You cant go into the lighthouse itself but we got a great view of the ocean and if you climb the little hill behind it you get to an area where there's a map that shows you what you are...More

Thank Lucy A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came across Dunnet Head heading east from Scourie on the NC500. As you can see from the pictures we were lucky with the weather. Spectacular views and beaches with golden sand and lots of rock pools to explore. A hidden gem along the NC500...More

Thank jason j
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful views and lots of seabirds to see including puffins!!! It was considerably more beautiful and further north than the more famous John O' Groats.

Thank Janddahaden
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Jack Yuken
23 May 2017|
Response from Peter M | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid I can't answer your question as I'm not a tour operator. If you're on a cruise ship you could try asking the Purser or someone in their travel office. Have a great trip.😎
9 April 2017|
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Response from OutDog | Reviewed this property |
There isn't any at the location. The one road approach at the start has a Pub/Hotel. That's about it I'm afraid ☹️
Elizabeth M
29 May 2016|
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Response from Nigel N | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Sorry don't know. The TI should be able to help.