Dunnet Head is situated 121 miles
north of Inverness, 14 miles west of
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
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,
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
The Lighthouse has great views across to the
Orkney Islands, just under 7 miles from this
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
The Lochs at Dunnet Head are stocked with
Brown Trout for Angling. Website
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.