Dunnet Head Lighthouse
Dunnet Head Lighthouse
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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stufromthesim
Glasgow, UK110 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
I love a lighthouse as much as any other pharologist, but whilst this is worth a visit given it’s status as the most northerly on the mainland, the complete lack of decent access was disappointing.

The largely single track road takes you right up to the lighthouse with plenty of spaces so that was a positive start but once parked and walking towards the lighthouse it became clear that the owners of the former keepers cottages are not ones for people entering the compound.

You can still see the lighthouse and foghorn from the western side but if you are looking for a nice selection of angles from which to view and photograph then you will be disappointed.

There are numerous WW2 buildings from when the site was also a radar and monitoring site which adds some nice history so a visit remains worthwhile but lacklustre lighthouse access remains a disappointment for me - as you can probably tell!
Written 3 March 2020
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Fred H
Cheltenham, UK16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
I cycled to this site and loved the route out and back. The climb was worth the view of the Orkneys at the end of it but 15 mins at the site was enough to take in the experience. It was my second visit and I would do it again in a year or so.
Written 25 September 2022
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happywanderer1960
Carnoustie, UK2,425 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2021 • Couples
Cracking lighthouse ryt on the edge of the country ..well maintained and still looking good after being built years ago
The views from the area around the light house are immense ..u can see all the way to hoy on the orknies
Weather today oustanding and clear skys and no breeze made a terrific time
Of the beaten track but well.worth the 6 miles of single track road to go see it
Written 22 July 2021
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Pranil
London, UK74 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Dunnet Head was on our list for our trip up to the north of Scotland a couple of weeks ago - as the northern most point of the UK mainland it was a must do.
It's a nice place with some great views. Was super windy which is to be expected, so we didn't stay too long.
Have to say it was much better than John O'Groats though! Add it to your list 🙂
Written 4 October 2020
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Kimberli G
Edwardsville, IL46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
I stayed 18 days at Dunnet Head Lighthouse. If you ever need to decompress, relax or explore nature, this is the place. The Keepers cottage was a fully stocked home, fireplace and all. The wildlife, gardens, outdoor firepit. I can't wait to return.
Written 19 October 2020
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PThomas1985
Stourbridge, UK377 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Solo
I visited Dunnet Head following a recommendation from the hotel I was staying it. I wasn't originally planning on visiting, but I'm glad I did! This is in fact the most northerly point on mainland Britain, not John O'Groats, and it is significantly better. My advice is to grab a hot drink from John O'Groats, drive to Dunnet Head, park up and soak up the views while drinking your tea or coffee. There's a couple of short walks to viewing points of the lighthouse and the coast. Well worth spending an hour or so here.
Written 28 October 2021
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Mindy1001
Walsall, UK480 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Well maintained lighthouse, pretty to see with moody coastal weather.

Well worth a drive up to Dunnet Head for a little pit stop before driving on.

Easy parking.
Written 9 January 2023
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Jonathan G
Reading, UK218 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Nice drive to the light house. Very scenic. Went there a few times while i was doing the NC500. Not too busy. Nice to sit and watch the wildlife. Some nice walks nearby also. Amazing views.. Also went there for the sunset. Worth doing..
Written 16 September 2020
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Andy
31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Free car parking. Short walk to the lighthouse and viewpoint. A few other visitors about but not overly busy. Plenty of wildlife if you have a keen eye. Nice walk area with informational signs about.
Written 5 September 2020
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Ayrdiver
Bowmore, UK95 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
A beautiful and remote location, with panoramic views over to Orkney. Lucky to be there on a warm, sunny day and even got an ice cream from the mobile van! Living at the lighthouse in the day would have been challenging, but its a stunning place and a nice easy walk around the hillside
Written 13 September 2023
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