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Dunnet Head

B855 | Dunnet, Thurso KW14 8YE, Scotland
+44 1847 851774
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Great spot

Bit of a trek from the main road, but still a lovely drive out there. Plenty of passing places... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
alextan994
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Singapore, Singapore
Not a must see

Single track road with nice scenery, lochs etc, large car park next to lighthouse but no facilities... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
LesGUk
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East Anglia, United Kingdom
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Promoting the north of Scotland. We are the managers of the North Highland Way project, developed the Dunnet Head Educational Trust and 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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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B855 | Dunnet, Thurso KW14 8YE, Scotland
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+44 1847 851774
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bit of a trek from the main road, but still a lovely drive out there. Plenty of passing places. Couldn't get into the lighthouse as i think it is just a working lighthouse, but plenty of picture opportunities.

Thank alextan994
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Single track road with nice scenery, lochs etc, large car park next to lighthouse but no facilities at all. Views out to Orkney from car park, very windy

Thank LesGUk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is well worth the wee detour to come out here to see Dunnet Head Lighthouse and the surrounding cliffs. The lighthouse was designed and engineered by Robert Stevenson in 1831. These lighthouses were built to last. James Smith, a contractor from Inverness was responsible...More

Thank allanmaciver
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the trip. Great photographs! If I went again I would bring a packed lunch and sit and soak up the amazing view.

Thank L P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just great to stand at the northern tip of the UK. Very informative boards around the site and don't miss the cliff top view.

Thank Viewlander
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great location to get good views over the firth to the Orkneys and for birdwatching. Very accessible viewpoints as well as a short walk to a high point. Lighthouse is beautiful but not open to the public.

Thank Edmo1066
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

looking out from the most northerly part of of the uk and seeing orkney and the seas that hold so much history, is quite soul searching. a beautiful place to stand.

Thank George H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely the most stunning views we have seen ur you are a keen photografer this is the place to go .best if you can go on not a windy day as it is high up and open countryside .

Thank Vivienne H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely wonderful place to visit I'd pick this over John o groats anytime! We weren't going to go but with grumpy twins in the car decided to stop past. What views! Really spectacular! Will definitely be back

Thank Jenny F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You park on the left hand side heading up to the lighthouse, at the end of a long and winding single track road. The views looking out over the Pentland Firth towards the Orkneys are stunning, however the real jewel of this place is if...More

Thank Simon C
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Jack Yuken
22 May 2017|
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Response from Peter M | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid I can't answer your question as I'm not a tour operator. If you're on a cruise ship you could try asking the Purser or someone in their travel office. Have a great trip.😎
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AnneC4freedom
8 April 2017|
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Response from OutDog | Reviewed this property |
There isn't any at the location. The one road approach at the start has a Pub/Hotel. That's about it I'm afraid ☹️
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Elizabeth M
28 May 2016|
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Response from Nigel N | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Sorry don't know. The TI should be able to help.
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