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Duncansby Head

Duncansby Head
©2018 Gazetteer for Scotland

Duncansby Head

A promontory on the coast of Caithness, Highland Council Area, Duncansby Head forms the northeastern extremity of Mainland Scotland, 2 miles (3 km) east of John o' Groats. Its sandstone cliffs, which rise to a height of 64m (210 feet) and are known locally as 'Seabird City', are alive with seabirds and offshore are three rocky islets known as The Stacks of Duncansby. A lighthouse was erected here in 1924.


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