Dunnet Head

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Dunnet Head is situated 121 miles north of Inverness, 14 miles west of John O Groats.

Dunnet Head is the furthest North Point in Scotland. John O Groats is the furthest north Village. Dunnet Head is now a Nature Reserve that can be visited any time free of charge. Postcode: KW14 8XS.

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See also a large Click On Map for Top Attractions in the area.

Other attractions close by are Mary Ann's Cottage at Dunnet Village 5 miles south, Castlehill Heritage Centre 7 miles south, Castle of Mey 8 miles east, Duncansby Head 16 miles east for Cliffs and Sea Stacks, and Thurso Town 12 miles west for the Caithness Museum and Art Gallery.



The image top is of the Dunnet Head car park next to the Lighthouse.

The second image shows the sign stating: Dunnet Head, Most Northerly Point of Mainland Britain, Welcome.

The Lighthouse has great views across to the Orkney Islands, just under 7 miles from this spot.

The Cliffs on the west side are the highest, a popular area for Photos with birds such as Puffins, Razorbills, and Guillemots.

The Cliffs on the east side are not as high, but give good views east to John O Groats and Duncansby Head, furthest northeast point in Scotland.

The Lochs at Dunnet Head are stocked with Brown Trout for Angling. Website Information.

Dunnet Head History

1831 - the Lighthouse was built to designs of Robert Stevenson.

1940s - small fortifications were built during World War II to help protect the vast Naval Base at Scapa Flow on the Orkney Islands. These included a Radar Station, Bunker, and an Artillery Range. The military buildings are now un-used.

1989 - the Lighthouse was automated.

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