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Duncansby Head

John O'Groats, Scotland
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USD 71.97*
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John o’Groats and Duncansby Head Day Trip from Inverness
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“sea birds” (36 reviews)
“the cliff” (32 reviews)
John O'Groats, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Not signposted, minor road from john o groats village to lighthouse and car park. Short walk to cliffs and great views. Windy . Take a jacket

1  Thank Richard C
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Stacks of Duncansby are amazing and well worth the visit. I am not aware of anywhere like them in Scotland

1  Thank camr0c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You will not be disappointed. A short walk takes you to the cliffs where you will see seabirds in abundance including Puffin. Another short walk takes you to the sea stacks , impressive especially early morning when the sea mist hangs . Even saw a...More

1  Thank aseamark2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing seascape that you won't see every often on the coast, easy to drive from John O' Groats , a must see

1  Thank Annxue
Reviewed 1 week ago

An understated attraction but as the furthest point on the mainland from Lands’ End it is worth a visit. The lighthouse is the attraction but views over to Orkney and back to jog enhance the experience

Thank Peter_Bromley
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gentle walk from car park to cliffs. Eventually saw two puffins. Weather was good but windy. Would recommend it for bird lovers.

Thank Sheena B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cold, windy walk across the headland to the stack but well worth it though a bit muddy. Lots of seabirds

Thank weekender79584
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband works in Thurso a couple of times a year. We discovered Duncansby Head last September and visited every evening for he spectacular landscapes and fascinating sea bird colony - I love sea birds! The weather was stunning and we got some superb late...More

Thank ChezzyT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A short distance from John O' Groats, it has a car park. From there are footpaths. The scenery is spectacular with tall, vertical cliffs and conical sea stacks and arches. It is also great for birdwatching. The sea birds are returning to nest now.

Thank CG101010
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As an extension of my visit to John O'Groats I did hear about and go to see this place called Duncansby Head. I was not disappointed because I wanted to see puffin birds. In fact there were many thousand of birds that I wanted to...More

Thank GiudoLocattelli
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Hi How long does it take to walk here from John O'Groats?
19 May 2016|
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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
Ayelen N
Que es ese monumento que tiene un osito y unas huellitas?
29 March 2016|
Response from ReamonnH | Reviewed this property |
O urso é um brinquedo , o outro é um trigpoint para referência mapa , desculpe sobre a língua