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Dunnet Head 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. Dunnet Head has a viewing platform where visitors can watch birds in the neighbouring cliffs. Depending on the season, birds may include fulmars, guillemots, kittiwakes, puffins and razorbills. The point, also known as Easter Head, is about 18 km (11 mi) west-northwest of John o’ Groats and about 20 km (12 mi) from Duncansby Head. Dunnet Head can be seen also as the western limit of the Pentland Firth on the firth’s southern, or Caithness, side (Duncansby Head is the eastern limit). Although Easter Head is the most northerly point on the Scottish mainland, the northernmost point of Scotland lies in the Shetland islands, approximately 170 miles (270 km) further north.
- Being the northernmost point of the Great Britain mainland, it is quite a unique position for sunset.
- Really clear and gorgeous view of the sunset without obstructions.
- You have to come here by car, and it has a car park for visitors.
- It is a bit too far for most people to reach, so normally you won’t find anyone else here.
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