Duncansby Stacks ***

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Duncansby Head is the furthest point by road, on the north/east coast, from Lands End, down in Cornwall, being a good mile or two further on than the nearby John O'Groats. At it's very tip is situated the Duncansby Head Lighthouse. There are some magnificent views of the Orkney Islands from the mainland as well as the nearby Pentland Skerries Lighthouse, but it also has some fantastic wildlife and within just a short walk over the highest part of the surrounding landscape you can get views of the Rock Cleft, Thirle Door and the Dunscansby Stacks.

The Duncansby Stacks are some of the most impressive in the British Isles. The Great Stack is over 60 m high and rises above the summit of the adjacent cliff.