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Dunnet Head

B855 | Dunnet, Thurso KW14 8YE, Scotland
+44 1847 851774
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Views for miles

Dunnet Head is a lovely spot to hike and view the Orkney Islands. The paths are fairly easy walking... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Reno, Nevada
Do make the time to visit

A group of 12 Lotus cars arriving may have been quite a sight .... but not such a spectacular sight... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jennie w
Loughborough, 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.
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B855 | Dunnet, Thurso KW14 8YE, Scotland
+44 1847 851774
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Dunnet Head is a lovely spot to hike and view the Orkney Islands. The paths are fairly easy walking - and you can hike up to a peak where you can see forever. Lots of history - one of the Queen Mother's favorite walking spots.

Thank KDRaknm
Reviewed 3 days ago

A group of 12 Lotus cars arriving may have been quite a sight .... but not such a spectacular sight as the scenery here. It was outstanding and the views across the Pentland Firth were wonderful especially in the clear day that we had.... Ideal...More

Thank jennie w
Reviewed 3 days ago

Most people head up this way to visit John O'Groats, but don't moss Dunnet Head. This is the most northerly point of the mainland and the views are stunning, From the car park it is a few paces to the viewpoint for the cliffs to...More

Thank Jeff1903
Reviewed 3 days ago

I suppose it was the suddenness of the rain that causes us to remember Dunnet Head in this way. We had driven up from Norfolk, over the course of a few days, and at last were at the most northerly point of the UK. A...More

Thank Barrie L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is actually the most northerly point of Britain there's not the razamataz of John o groats but it makes up for that with the array of sea birds you can see using the cliffs as nesting sites including PUFFINS! We watched the PUFFINS and...More

Thank peacelover1960
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views across the Pentland Firth to Orkney, take the path to the top of the hill directly opposite the disabled persons parking - it is designed for wheelchair access and get some great pics round 360 degrees. Lots of information boards and some evidence...More

Thank emaness_crowe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Dunnet Head as part of north coast tour. From the 'official' viewpoint you can see puffins, but you can also get amazing views of nesting seabirds, particularly puffins, from walking around the cliff paths. Also lovely view across Pentland Firth to Orkney. Great photo...More

Thank asti2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most Northernly tip of the mainland of Scotland and brilliant spot for watching puffins. Plenty of parking and information boards.

Thank Adrian M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic views across to Orkney, could stand looking at the sea for hours! A beautiful walk/drive up from Dunnet also.

Thank John W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is actually the most northern part of the UK and not John o groats as some think. There is a growing point, information stands and a dunnet head stone for photos. We even saw puffins!!

Thank suzymum
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Jack Yuken
Is there public transportation from Scrabster or Thurso to RSPB Scotland Dunnet Head nature reserve? If so, what are the times, distance & costs. We are arriving August 7 by cruise ship 8am – 5:30 pm. Thank you.
23 May 2017|
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.😎
Where is the nearest toilet and cafe please
9 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 ☹️
Elizabeth M
are there buses or trips to Dunnet head from thurso?
29 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.