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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  • Drove up to our northern most mainland point with my wife during a quick circuit of the highlands on the NC500 and almost had the car doors blown off. Yet we laughed at the madness of the wild wind...  more »
  • It’s a lovely drive up to the coast across the moorland, with its shaggy highland cattle grazing peacefully. Take the walk left from the small car park to peer over the vertical drop and watch the...  more »
  • 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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