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Duncansby Head

John O'Groats, Scotland
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“sea birds” (47 reviews)
“the cliff” (37 reviews)
John O'Groats, Scotland
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

The Duncansby Heads are quite unique. My wife and I visited the area on one of those rare sunny days. You can walk all along the edge of the cliff which is protected by a fence. However when you get to the end of the...More

Thank Nigel62
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The place is very beautiful although we had very bad weather so the view was blocked but ok:). Be surf to have some good clothes and shoes for the walk.

Thank Joeri I
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

If you're heading to John O groats I recommend a lap of the car park and then head a mile if that down the road to Duncansby Head. The stacks are quite imposing and the walk is an easy one with beautiful views of the...More

Thank Alison H
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Been many times and every time it surprises me how picturesque this place is! Absolutely love it, especially on a nice day

Thank Rhiannon K
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Parked up as indicated and followed well marked and trodden path to the stacks. Awesome. Saw seals wallowing by the bigger stack. Well worth the 25 minute walk alone coastline.

Thank NWales_11
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Duncansby head is a fantastic site next to the Pentland Firth. The cliffs and birds are spectacular. Definitely a point to stop at when you're around John O'Groats. However, when you like this place: head west to Strathy and go visit the absolutely stunning site...More

Thank Ruud_Vandeursen
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

I couldn't believe it when I saw the view, I just wanted to sit there the whole day. It was magical, truly beautiful, worth the 6 hour drive, just to see it.

Thank Jagga
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Worth a stroll or even a drive up to the car park. Lovely views out, very windy so take a hat even in the summer!

Thank 430kezza14
Reviewed 28 August 2016

A lovely walk along the cliffs to see this stacks. If you're lucky you will see the puffins but if not a wide range of other sea birds. Sheep wander freely here aswell.

Reviewed 28 August 2016

From Italy to the end of the world. What a view from this cap! A wild and fascinating place that riminds me Patagonia, at the opposite hemisphere. Worth the visit absolutely.

Thank Sergiomr63
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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