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Dunnet Head is not far from John O’Groats in the far north of Scotland and recognised as the most northerly part of the British mainland.
It is a wild and desolate location, high, bleak and windswept, but if you like that sort of thing then it must be on your list of places to visit. The single-track road (B855) off the A836 near Castletown is excellent, all things considered, but needs concentration and attention; the views are impressive, so don’t get distracted. No crash barriers, they would harm the scenery, but driving off the hard surface could put you in deep trouble; take great care.
No formal attractions exist here, save for the essential lighthouse, and crowds should be non-existent too. So why go? If passing on the coast road, it’s a trip to make if so close, not just to tick off that list but to savour the remoteness and the unspoilt beauty of it all. If on the coast road at all, the reason for being in this location will have been satisfied long before.
Walk around, admire and appreciate, but wrap up well.