Top things to do in Dunnet Head

Viewpoint in Dunnet Head

Dunnet Head

Eight miles east of Thurso a minor road leads to dramatic Dunnet Head, the most northerly point on the British mainland. There are majestic cliffs dropping into the turbulent Pentland Firth, inspiring views of Orkne…
Beach in Dunnet Head

Dunnet Bay

Just west of the Dunnet headland, the sweeping curve of Dunnet Bay offers one of Scotland’s finest beaches, backed by high dunes and a campsite. Rangers organise guided walks here in summer. At the southern end of D…
Museum in Dunnet Head

Mary-Ann's Cottage

Mary-Ann lived in this 19th-century croft, on the headland near the main road, for nigh on a century. In-depth guided tours take you round her humble but cosy farm and house: it's a fascinating back-in-time experien…
Distillery in Dunnet Head

Dunnet Bay Distillery

There's something rather fetching about this small-batch distillery on the main road through Dunnet. The very tasty Rock Rose gin and Holy Grass vodka are made here, using botanicals grown out front in a rockery and…
Visitor Centre in Dunnet Head


Backing the dunes of Dunnet Bay, this is a small wildlife display and base for local rangers, who organise walks in summer.