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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We ventured out to Duncansby head when we were on our way to Castle May and after doing a drive thru John o’ Groats I’m very please that we did. Talk about wild weather! Sitting in the rental car in the car park at the...More

Thank pakabay
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in the mid-afternoon and found parking easily. Surprisingly we were surrounded by sheep. We then walked along the cliff tops towards the Duncansby Stacks. These are amazing natural phenomena. The vista is wondrous and we were surprised to see the Orkney Islands beginning...More

Thank Timberwolf28
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful coastline. The views are breathtaking. Plenty of parking and 20 minute walk from thge lighthouse to the stacks.

Thank cutec00kie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a treat for the eyes. The views are wonderful. The winding road up to the light house gives you a hint of the views to come. You can see the Orkney Islands on a clear day and Dunnets head. As you park on the...More

Thank Retreat18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bypass the tourist bit and head to Duncansby Head. Views are amazing and the walk down is fairly easy

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here for a walk and a view of the coast, walked to the view point of the sea stacks, lovely views and worth the walk, exercise.

Thank clivesimpson62
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The road to Duncansby Head comes out of John O'Groats a short distance. After parking, you have to make a 300-400 walk down the hill to get a good view of the stacks. Along the way there is a crack between two cliffs, where there...More

1  Thank Gatorgolfer
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

I can only recommend a trip to the Duncansby Head. The drive is slightly complicated as it is a one lane road. However, all traffic is aware and helpful in both directions. Once there it is hard to take the eyes away from the scenery...More

1  Thank CStOnTour
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Fantastic sight of puffins nesting on the cliffs. Also plenty of razorbills too. A nice walk to view the cliffs and was delighted to spot the puffins.

2  Thank MaryG47
Reviewed 10 August 2018

We went via a narrow road to the car park at Duncansby head There is parking there, but no other facilities. You do however get good views there, and if you walk up to the nearby trig point you can also see the stacks of...More

1  Thank Andrew C
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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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