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“Good Views of Orkneys and Nesting Birds”
Review of Dunnet Head

Dunnet Head
Ranked #2 of 13 things to do in Thurso
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 28 June 2014

The most northerly point of mainland Britain is totally unspoilt. The roads leading to it are narrow but, on our visit at least, there is not much traffic. Plenty of space for parking.

Thank PETER H
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

The most northerly point of the Britsish Isles the views across the Pentland Firth are great wildlife abounds and some interesting World War 2 buildings to look at .Leave the tat at John o Goats and see the real thing .. definatley has the wow factor

Thank grahamhodgson
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

I was told the views from here were good but wow! East along the coast to John O'Groats, north to Orkney, south across Caithness and west along towards Durness. Also lots of birds.

Thank ann p
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

This is a spectacular place to visit. No tourist tat but just nature at it's best. The views to the Orkneys are amazing and the bird life is spectacular. The area also abounds in many types of orchids.

Thank Iain S
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Reviewed 10 June 2014

It's a long way from London but, if you get a clear day - a must or it's disappointing - you can see across the Pentland Firth to Orkney and the views are quite stunning. Dunnet Head is a high headland with cliffs and seabirds galore. It has an outstandingly photogenic lighthouse, still active, and a high viewpoint with indications as to what you're seeing. At night you can see around 8 flashing lighthouses across the sea. It's also an ace place to see the planetarium above your heads on a dark night - despite the lighthouse, there's no light pollution here.

But don't bother if it's wet, misty or the visibility is restricted! It's just another clifftop then!

Only downside is the old military buildings dotted around and pretty ugly they are. But when you're peering out at Orkney, you don't notice them.

Plus, you're standing on Britain's most northerly point. No, it's not John o'Groats whatever you might have thought!

Thank tighcorrie
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