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Duncansby Head

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Address: John O'Groats, Scotland
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John o’Groats and Duncansby Head Day Trip from Inverness

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If you are in the north of Scotland and are not visiting this place, your trip to the north is incomplete. After you reach the lighthouse parking, look for a small signboard that... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in the north of Scotland and are not visiting this place, your trip to the north is incomplete. After you reach the lighthouse parking, look for a small signboard that points you into the farms / grass. Just head in the direction pointed by the signboard (which says 3/4 mile) and you will find a fence. Walk... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Well worth the walk up from the lighthouse. I was lucky with the weather, the wind was howling, but it was dry and the sky was clear. I got some amazing photographs. If I'm ever back, I'll make the walk again :)

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Thank Jaz R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We love our time in Scotland. This is the furthest tips of Scotland. Just within walking distance form the light house. Great view!

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Thank Intan J
Inverurie, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Visit just for the views. You can walk here over the fields from John O'groats - Storehouse near the Inn will sell you a 'NaturalRetreats' walking guide and a Starbucks coffee! but you can also just follow the paths - keeping an eye out for the cliff edges. there are seals and great birdlife and its an easy - tough... More 

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Whitburn, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Easy to find if you know they exist. Drive out to the lighthouse at Duncansby Head, park in the parking area and follow the footpath over the hill to the South. Not to be missed if you are visiting John O'Groats.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was the one (and only) bit of John 'O Groats which was worth any effort on our behalf. It's about 1-1.5 miles off the beaten track and the narrow road takes you to a car park on a cliff edge, next to a light house. When we got there we peered expectantly over the cliff edge and saw nothing... More 

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Thank Robert G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

It's an amazing place......hike past the abandoned radio site to the end of the head. The view......stunning.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Second time visiting this year. It will always wow me no matter how many time I go. The views are spectacular.

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Tadworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Its rather windy up there, so do have something to cover your ears, but worth it because the views are spectacular.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We went to view the duncansby stacks in the summer with he children. I would say it's for all ages but be prepared to carry young. Holden back and it's a lovely walk but tiring for little ones. The weather and stacks were good.

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