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All reviews sea birds the cliff duncansby stacks john o groats car park short walk stunning views light house bird colonies lovely walk rock formations a bit windy orkney isles single track road well worth a visit sunny day sheep
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice spot for a walk although it was quite windy making it rather cold, so make sure you rub up and wear good walking shoes.. Great photo opportunities.

Thank amsmith95
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we decided to go see the lighthouse at Duncansby Head, we did not expect a lot. It was a cloudy, rainy day. And cold. And gloomy. And then we arrived there and decided to just walk around anyway. The view that opened up in...More

Thank hitaks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driving to Duncansby Head Lighthouse before dawn was a great little drive. Although being near cliffs and deep water is one of my major fears the idea of taking some lovely shots of the sunrise inspired my friend and I to be there early. Parking...More

Thank meganwonderdog
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We done lands end 2 years ago so it's taken us 2 years to get to the other end of Britain well worth the wait tho weather was not great but still worth the visit the little shops and coffee shops were great it was...More

Thank billyatpub
Reviewed 7 October 2018

The Stacks are incredible and certainly worth making the effort to see. Apart from the Stacks the village itself is a tourist trap (although in my opinion much better than Lands End). We didn´t go on any ferry trip because we felt that the West...More

Thank Jonty838
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

So finally arrived at John O Groates and totally underwhelmed. The Ferry has ceased functioning as have the various trips & cruises. So all that is left in the village are various Hotels/ accommodation and retail outlets. Bit of a Tourist trap really. Glad it's...More

Thank Sandra L
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Beautiful scenery, great photo stop. The views were outstanding. If the fishermen are out, take time to watch them bring in their loads. Very nice area and so glad we stopped.

Thank paralegal777
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

The highlight of my trip. The views are spectacular and the cliff side walk so exhilarating and beautiful. I could’ve kept walking the coastline for hours but time didn’t allow. A must see.

Thank Craig T
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

Quick stop as we were passing by. Very unique and unusual formations. Short 10-15 minute walk from the car park, across the field and you can’t miss them. We got lucky and the sun briefly showed itself making the view absolutely stunning!

Thank msg84
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

The views from here are outstanding. It’s a little walk to the cones (tall outcropping of rocks) but they are worth the walk. We never saw any puffins but we did see quite a bit of trash that visitors had tossed for some odd reason....More

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Hondabird007
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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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