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Duncansby Head

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Address: John O'Groats, Scotland
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US$69.79*
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John o’Groats and Duncansby Head Day Trip from Inverness
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Sleep here from time to time when doing the NC500 (which i have done a few times now) its a great little spot in January when I always visit. Great views to wake up to, amazing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 January 2017
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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we went mid morning on a cold clear windy day we had the place to ourselves the walk to the trig point to see the stacks is worth it as was the view north

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Driffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a great time. Got some lovely photos of the puffins. Our only issue was the fact that it is not wheelchair friendly. Luckily for us some walkers were coming up the hill and helped to push my electric wheelchair up the hill as the terrain was too much for my chair. Obviously this is a natural environment, but... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Sleep here from time to time when doing the NC500 (which i have done a few times now) its a great little spot in January when I always visit. Great views to wake up to, amazing part of the coast line, just a stone throw from John O'Groats and very close also to Dunnet Head which is the most Northerly... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

If you are in the north of Scotland and are not visiting this place, your trip to the north is incomplete. After you reach the lighthouse parking, look for a small signboard that points you into the farms / grass. Just head in the direction pointed by the signboard (which says 3/4 mile) and you will find a fence. Walk... More 

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Well worth the walk up from the lighthouse. I was lucky with the weather, the wind was howling, but it was dry and the sky was clear. I got some amazing photographs. If I'm ever back, I'll make the walk again :)

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Thank Jaz R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We love our time in Scotland. This is the furthest tips of Scotland. Just within walking distance form the light house. Great view!

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Inverurie, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Visit just for the views. You can walk here over the fields from John O'groats - Storehouse near the Inn will sell you a 'NaturalRetreats' walking guide and a Starbucks coffee! but you can also just follow the paths - keeping an eye out for the cliff edges. there are seals and great birdlife and its an easy - tough... More 

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Whitburn, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Easy to find if you know they exist. Drive out to the lighthouse at Duncansby Head, park in the parking area and follow the footpath over the hill to the South. Not to be missed if you are visiting John O'Groats.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was the one (and only) bit of John 'O Groats which was worth any effort on our behalf. It's about 1-1.5 miles off the beaten track and the narrow road takes you to a car park on a cliff edge, next to a light house. When we got there we peered expectantly over the cliff edge and saw nothing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

It's an amazing place......hike past the abandoned radio site to the end of the head. The view......stunning.

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