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Duncansby Head

John O'Groats, Scotland
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“sea birds” (48 reviews)
“the cliff” (39 reviews)
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John O'Groats, Scotland
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"sea birds"
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"duncansby stacks"
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"the cliff"
in 39 reviews
"john o groats"
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"car park"
in 49 reviews
"short walk"
in 21 reviews
"stunning views"
in 20 reviews
"light house"
in 16 reviews
"great walk"
in 12 reviews
"bird colonies"
in 5 reviews
"rock formations"
in 9 reviews
"half mile"
in 4 reviews
"windy walk"
in 4 reviews
"a bit windy"
in 5 reviews
"easy walk"
in 6 reviews
"pentland firth"
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"parking area"
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Reviewed yesterday

Stopped hereon the way down from Gill's Bay towards Inverness. It was a last minute addition to our itinerary and boy are we gladwe did ! We walked till we reached the stacks, and they were stunning ! Nature at its best !

Thank Alan C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After finding very little at John O'Groats we followed the sign to Duncansby Head and were so glad we did. There is a lovely little lighthouse there with views over the Orkney Isles and potential dolphin spotting if you are lucky. The start of the...More

Thank manchesterLizard
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelled 5 hours to visit and not disspaointed ,lovely drive up the walk are is delightful;,lots of photo opportunities ,breathtaking views and birds are amazing both flying,nesting and in the sea Only downfall no public toilets I could see as people can easily spend 2-3...More

Thank John C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a lovely walk from the lighthouse car park where we saw some puffins which was amazing and we had a great few of the stacks at Duncansby head. Would deffinitly recommend this short walk

Thank Kay G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The walk can take a long as you like and its worth it. Amazing views and some cool inclave to see some sea birds if you have some extra time. If you going to John o Groats deffinately worth a detour.

Thank little_sophs89
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Wonderful lighthouse, spectacular views and only a stone's throw away from John O Groats, you can walk or take your car,

Thank June R
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the walk around the headland. But we were dressed for the weather as it was wet & blustery!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Enjoyed a lovely walk from the light house unto Duncansby Head. Stunning views, feeling like you’re on the edge of the world :-)

Thank Lucy P
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Went there early in the morning to get the sunrise, which was stunning. It was lovely and quiet and plenty of photos were taken

Thank Clare L
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Incredible views over the Orkney islands on a clear day! Lovely picnic spot and good signposted walks. Also access to a small beach

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Hondabird007
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
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