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  • Address: John O'Groats, Scotland
Duncansby Head, located in northern Scotland, is the northernmost point on the British mainland. It is a set of dramatic sandstone cliffs that overlook the sea. Some of the cliffs reach up to 200 feet high. Exploring the area along the coastal pathway will give you a great opportunity to see some of the region's unique seabirds and other wildlife. Some of the birds you might see include guillemot, kittiwakes, and puffins, depending on the time of year. 

From Duncansby Head, visitors will have a view of the Duncansby Stacks, a group of large jagged sea rocks, and Thirle Door, a rocky arch. Sometimes it is also possible to catch a glimpse of some of the sea life here, including seals, dolphins, minke and killer whales. The nearby village of John O'Groats is the northernmost settlement on the mainland of Britain, and the Duncansby Head Lighthouse marks the northernmost point. 

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Duncansby Head is located near John O'Groats about 119 miles north of Inverness. 

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John o’Groats and Duncansby Head Day Trip from Inverness, Inverness, null

John o’Groats and Duncansby Head Day Trip from Inverness

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Visit the northeastern tip of the British mainland on this must-do day trip to John o’Groats and Duncansby Head from Inverness. Traveling by luxury minivan ...  Read more

Location: Inverness, United Kingdom
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $71.15
Wildlife Cruise from John O'Groats, The Scottish Highlands, Day Trips

Wildlife Cruise from John O'Groats

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Enjoy a spectacular afternoon Wildlife cruise from John O'Groats this summer. Pass rugged cliff scenery and see arctic skuas, storm petrels, colonies of ...  Read more

Location: John O'Groats, United Kingdom
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

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