Dunnet Head, Thurso

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Dunnet Head (Scottish Gaelic: Ceann Dùnaid) is a peninsula in Caithness, on the north coast of Scotland. Dunnet Head includes the most northerly point of both mainland Scotland and the island of Great Britain.
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  • One of my favourite places to go, especially for a walk with the dogs. Single track road on the way up with lovey views and some nice off road tracks to walk along. View is lovely and if you’re...  more »
  • A mission to get there and you probably need a car or taxi to get there, walking there is a challenge. The people are friendly and all say hello to anyone, the views are amazing, only Beachy Head...  more »
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  • There isn't much to see from the viewpoint just below the car park, so I went over the fence(away from the lighthouse) and followed a clifftop path for around half a mile. Then only did I see lots of birds, the puffins were my favourite! Just be very careful on the cliff edges.
  • The most northerly point on mainland Great Britain. Very historic with WW2 buildings on the summit and amazing panoramic views. Park in the free car park and wander down to the cliffs where the RSPB have put an info board up - you can see a large variety of birds here including puffins which nest in the cliffs below you.
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