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Dunnet Head, Caithness

Dunnet Head is the most northerly point on mainland Britain. It is not John o'Groats as is often... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Castletown, United Kingdom
Cold and Windy

Just as you'd want to visit the most southernmost part of the United States if you happen to be in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leanne B
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Promoting the north of Scotland. We 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.
B855 | Dunnet, Thurso KW14 8YE, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Dunnet Head is the most northerly point on mainland Britain. It is not John o'Groats as is often believed. The sharp dramatic cliffs are home to a Stevenson Lighthouse which is now electrified, but it protects the sailors of the often treacherous Pentland Firth. Birds...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just as you'd want to visit the most southernmost part of the United States if you happen to be in Key West, Florida, you'd want to visit the northernmost part of Scotland if you're driving in the Scottish Highlands. Lovely views. And oh sooooooo windy!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Leanne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoyed walking around Dunnet Head with my other half. It was really interesting and I would go back just for the views, however try not to go when it’s windy if you can, we nearly flew away!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

Just got to do this!! When you travel past the most northern part of GB ...we did sunset & the views were spectacular. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pamellisinternatinal
Reviewed November 24, 2018

All along the north coast, there are great places to see and things go do. Walk, cycle, horse ride. The route is undergoing ongoing development with the Highland Council.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank letsgonorth3
Reviewed November 11, 2018

We love lighthouses so we had to go to Dunnet Head. On a grey evening but what a nice place. On a clear day you can see Orkney, we saw just a glimpse

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 26, 2018

The day we arrived it was raining with a howling wind coming of the sea. looking at maps it felt like it was coming straight of the Arctic. This is the most northern most tip of the mainland of the UK. The wind coming in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Allan C
Reviewed October 14, 2018

We dropped by here whilst driving the NC500 route. It was a lovely day and you could see the Orkneys clearly. Would also recommend dropping into the nearby Dunnet Bay Distillery where they make Rock Rose GIn, not to far away

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Maureen P
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Far North Cottage is delightful.We stayed there 2 weeks ago, in a force 68mph gale, for most of the week..The Summer house in the garden blew over!!!..Our spirits were not dampened.We went out and about every day, visiting.Brough Bay, to watch the seals..Bettyhill, and John...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Worth the drive to go and see britains most northerly point. Good views across to orkney and of seabirds on the cliffs.

Date of experience: October 2018
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January 18, 2019|
Response from Sonnie2403 | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry, I don’t know. We were travelling by car. I think it is possible to check it on the website of the NHW
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December 8, 2018|
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Response from ColonelMonty | Reviewed this property |
I didnt include any photos in my review! However I did see PUFFINS there! The other photos I cannot be responsible for!
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Hi! A while ago I already asked some questions on here on which parts of Scotland to cover in my first trip. After a lot of planning we have come up with a (final) itinerary. I just wanted to share it here to help other people and for a small check-up from people who know the country way better than me. DAY 1 (First of April) Belgium 21u55 Edinburgh 22u35 Basically just getting to our hotel. DAY 2 Edinburgh (little bit of exploring) 1pm: car pick-up Loch Ness Falls of...More
February 27, 2018|
If i'm completely honest I stopped reading a day 3, it's so packed it's ridiculous!
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February 21, 2013|
Hiya, i would suggest posting in the Scotland forum :)
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Hello! Shortly heading off to the North/North West. Have already booked accom, but obviously have some flexibility in how to get from A to B and what to see in between so would appreciate any tips. Realise some of these are quite long driving days and quite difficult roads, but we both drive so we can share the "work" part, and actually really enjoy driving in such beautiful surroundings anyway. Having said that if any of these days look really tough that would be good to know (we may do...More
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