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Holburn Head Lighthouse

Holborn Head Lighthouse Holborn Head | Near Scrabster Harbour on the western shore of Thurso Bay, Scrabster, Scotland
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Kill some time while waiting for the ferry

There's not much to do in Scrabster, so you might as well stretch your legs and sea some BEAUTIFUL... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Deborah C
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Far North Scenery

The walk to the lighthouse takes the visitor through interesting far north Scottish scenery with... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
Ruth5757
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19 Jul 2017
“Kill some time while waiting for the ferry”
31 May 2017
“Far North Scenery”
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Holborn Head Lighthouse Holborn Head | Near Scrabster Harbour on the western shore of Thurso Bay, Scrabster, Scotland
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

There's not much to do in Scrabster, so you might as well stretch your legs and sea some BEAUTIFUL cliff formations. We walked past the lighthouse and continued on the path through all the sheep pastures til we got to the rock formations and cliffs....More

2  Thank Deborah C
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

The walk to the lighthouse takes the visitor through interesting far north Scottish scenery with views across to Dunnet Head in the distance.

1  Thank Ruth5757
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

Walked from Thurso to see lighthouse and Holborn Head,well worth the walk. Cliffs are amazing but scary

2  Thank Alan M
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Reviewed 5 February 2015

If you like wild coasts and cliffs this attraction is for you! Path is easy, but you should wear waterproof shoes because there is some muddy terrain. If you just walk you can do it in 90 minutes. But, of course, you don't want to...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2012

nice place nice people felt welcome and relaxed very nice will return

2  Thank Dave B
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Reviewed 9 May 2012

The light House is now a private dwelling, but you can park at scrabster and walk along the tarmac road to gate by the light house. good views of harbour, and if a walker take path by side of light house out to the headlanfd...More

2  Thank ac w
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Reviewed 5 May 2011

The lighthouse built in 1862 by the family of Robert Louis Stevenson is the first stop in a walk to Holborn Head and vistas of offshore seastacks, other geological formations, and birds galore. You will also pass a memorial cairn celebrating those Scotsmen who went...More

4  Thank FredPurdue
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otowngal2017
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Response from Deborah C | Reviewed this property |
Are you sure this is the hike included in your excursion? That would seem super odd to me - this is a teeny tiny little “off the beaten path” hike that goes past the lighthouse onto what is most likely private land, over... More
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