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Duncansby Head

John O'Groats, Scotland
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US$ 71.22*
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John o’Groats and Duncansby Head Day Trip from Inverness
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US$ 16.83*
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“the cliff” (35 reviews)
John O'Groats, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The far tip of the country this is well worth the walk from John o Groats. Stunning clifftop scenery and plenty of bird life this is well worth the trek.

Thank Phil P
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are coming all this way - then forget John O'Groats and go straight to Duncansby Head/Stacks and Lighthouse - it is amazing. Even in the wind it is worth the visit - we were lucky enough to see Puffins as well as the...More

Thank jennie w
Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly astonishing. We witter on about great natural sights on the continent and elsewhere but there are great sights on our doorstep too! The short drive (or walk) from John O Groats is good fun and there is plenty of parking at the Lighthouse with...More

Thank emaness_crowe
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited John O'Groats today and were blown away by the coastline driving up from Inverness. The coastline once we arrived was absolutely amazing too. Definitely on the list of must sees if you are up this way. The Duncansby Head is unbelievably beautiful with...More

Thank lyndab499
Reviewed 1 week ago

When you first see the Stacks it's definitely a WOW moment! This area is fantastic! Lots of birds, including puffins, resting on the cliff ledges! Brilliant photo opportunity!

Thank gourmet42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The walk from the car park, down along the cliffs is simply breathtaking (if windy!). Path is easy to follow, not too muddy, and the dangerous bits of cliff are mostly fenced off. Amazing sunrise views over the stacks

Thank John W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a firm walk from John O Groats lighthouse we could see the stacks. For the first time we could see them without mist or Rain. Nice to look down in the cliffs to watch the wildlife as well

Thank Gery L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the light house and walked down the trail to see the Duncansby Stacks. It's an easy trail that takes you to an awesome vista showing some of natures wonders. I've never seen any geological formations like the stacks.Great photo ops.

Thank Lawrence O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the views, really nice, beach there is clean, lovely walks in that area, nice camping sight and a nice information center about birds, we had a look round that, it was really nice

Thank Fiona B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're staying in the local area, you definitely need to go see the Stacks! They offer a very striking view. There's also a lot of local bird life living in the rocks, definitely a must for any budding photographers looking for some inspiration. We...More

Thank Antony C
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Hi How long does it take to walk here from John O'Groats?
19 May 2016|
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Response from Bronwen G | Reviewed this property |
Hello; What a lovely walk you're planning...but the main attraction is between the lighthouse and the stacks (not between John O and the lighthouse. So be sure to pace yourself so that you can walk the latter part of the... More