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Duncansby Head

John O'Groats, Scotland
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“sea birds” (53 reviews)
“the cliff” (43 reviews)
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John O'Groats, Scotland
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"sea birds"
in 53 reviews
"the cliff"
in 43 reviews
"duncansby stacks"
in 30 reviews
"john o groats"
in 45 reviews
"car park"
in 56 reviews
"short walk"
in 23 reviews
"stunning views"
in 22 reviews
"light house"
in 17 reviews
"bird colonies"
in 5 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 14 reviews
"rock formations"
in 9 reviews
"a bit windy"
in 5 reviews
"easy walk"
in 6 reviews
"pentland firth"
in 12 reviews
"single track road"
in 8 reviews
"orkney isles"
in 5 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 13 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We wanted a wee stroll around the area here and we weren't disappointed. The cliffs and the wildlife was just stunning totally breathtaking. The evening was lovely but the dreaded horseflies/cleggs were out and looking to feed, might I say mostly on me. This place...More

Thank humptydumpty64
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A nice easy walk from the car park, great bird life on the cliffs and the views of the stacks are impressive even better in a northerly storm

Thank Rob M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit to see the light house ad the Stacks. We were glad we made the stop on our way from John O'Groats to Invergordon. You

Thank FondofTravel
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impressive rock stacks which can be viewed after short walk over grass from car park, or continue along cliff top for longer and top down viewpoint. On the way see other cliff nests of puffins.

Thank Philip M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice walk and view of the stacks. Worth a visit. Other views around which are just as nice. Can also see some nature of some of the birds nesting, as well as the sheep grazing next to you.

Thank JetSetter03
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having seen these in rain and high winds, visiting in sunshine was a bonus, but the Stacks in particular are always impressive. This time they had some basking seals around as well as seabirds and the fields had sheep and bog cotton and other wild...More

Thank Elleterrasud
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Reviewed 1 week ago

John o'Groats is a bit of a tourist trap, but Duncansby Head is a marked contrast - an incredibly beautiful spot - bring walking shoes and hike out along the clifftop for views of birds (yes, we saw puffins!). Further on, see the incredible stacks...More

1  Thank teacherbarbct
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is far more interesting than John o Groats. It's just down the road from the tourist village with a good car park and cliff top walks. We saw lots of birds including puffins and guilemots. Well worth a visit!

1  Thank wendyw59482
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful but stark place. Not so obvious to find as there are no signposts from the car park (as far as I could tell). The views are to the right of the lighthouse and a bit of a trek for close up views. Camera on...More

1  Thank Colin H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you get to John O’Groats after a long drive you breathe a sigh of relief. Not only is it further away than you think, but it is not really the furthest north point of the UK. That is further along the coast at Dunnett...More

Thank davidharrylarder
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Hondabird007
18 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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