Duncansby Head, John O'Groats

Duncansby Head (Scottish Gaelic: Ceann Dhunngain or Dùn Gasbaith) is the most northeasterly part of the British mainland, including even the famous John o' Groats. It is located in Caithness, Highland, in north-eastern Scotland. The headland juts into the North Sea, with the Pentland Firth to its north and west and the Moray Firth to its south.
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  • A pleasant and straightforward drive to the correct post close and a nice big car park right at the lighthouse - always a nice surprise when visiting one. A bonus of some quite spectacular sea...  more »
  • This is a must see part of Scotland, with outstanding views over the Pentland Firth towards Orkney and the islands. Theres something for everyone from a lighthouse perched on the clifftop to....  more »
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  • Fantastic views around. The lighthouse is not accessible. There is a huge fens around and everything locked. Website says that there is a gift shop, but I could not find it. Very disappointed.
  • Impressive views over the north eastern most point of Scotland and the two spires are just awe inspiring. Definitely take the time to walk to the end, it's worth it!

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