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All reviews sea birds the cliff john o groats duncansby stacks car park short walk stunning views light house bird colonies lovely walk rock formations a bit windy easy walk single track road orkney isles well worth a visit sunny day
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Powerful winds, passing rain and cold temperatures made the decision to drive to the Duncansby Head parking lot rather than walk to it from John O’Groats a no-brainer: it was difficult to stand let alone walk against strong winds that seemingly wanted to push us...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

Well worth the drive to see the amazing view! Looks out over the islands that hug close to the top of Scotland. We were there on a bright sunny November morning, beautiful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rachel03924853921
Reviewed 14 November 2018

Nice spot for a walk although it was quite windy making it rather cold, so make sure you rub up and wear good walking shoes.. Great photo opportunities.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank amsmith95
Reviewed 7 November 2018

When we decided to go see the lighthouse at Duncansby Head, we did not expect a lot. It was a cloudy, rainy day. And cold. And gloomy. And then we arrived there and decided to just walk around anyway. The view that opened up in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hitaks
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Driving to Duncansby Head Lighthouse before dawn was a great little drive. Although being near cliffs and deep water is one of my major fears the idea of taking some lovely shots of the sunrise inspired my friend and I to be there early. Parking...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank meganwonderdog
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

We done lands end 2 years ago so it's taken us 2 years to get to the other end of Britain well worth the wait tho weather was not great but still worth the visit the little shops and coffee shops were great it was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank billyatpub
Reviewed 7 October 2018

The Stacks are incredible and certainly worth making the effort to see. Apart from the Stacks the village itself is a tourist trap (although in my opinion much better than Lands End). We didn´t go on any ferry trip because we felt that the West...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jonty838
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

So finally arrived at John O Groates and totally underwhelmed. The Ferry has ceased functioning as have the various trips & cruises. So all that is left in the village are various Hotels/ accommodation and retail outlets. Bit of a Tourist trap really. Glad it's...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sandra L
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Beautiful scenery, great photo stop. The views were outstanding. If the fishermen are out, take time to watch them bring in their loads. Very nice area and so glad we stopped.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank paralegal777
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

The highlight of my trip. The views are spectacular and the cliff side walk so exhilarating and beautiful. I could’ve kept walking the coastline for hours but time didn’t allow. A must see.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Hondabird007
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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
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