Dunnet Head & Dunnet Head Lighthouse

Lighthouse, Nature Reserve and Walk in Caithness

Dunnet Head Lighthouse
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This rugged Caithness peninsula has the honour of being the most northerly point of mainland Britain. It’s a wild and untamed landscape, with stunning sea cliffs and coastal grasslands which are home to puffins, razorbills, guillemots, fulmars and kittiwake. The trip of a few miles from the sweeping sand dunes and beach at Dunnet village to the lighthouse rewards the visitor with magnificent cliff-top views of Orkney and west along the coast to Cape Wrath. In early summer, the cliffs are alive with seabirds nesting on the steep ledges. A walk along the cliff top through flower-rich heathland gives you a chance to experience the ferocity of the Pentland Firth as it rounds this headland. Dunnet Head is managed as a nature reserve by the RSPB.

The Dunnet Head & Dunnet Head Lighthouse appears in our Complete Guide to Visiting Caithness!

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Visiting Dunnet Head & Dunnet Head Lighthouse

Duration: 20 minutes

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