Dunnet Head is the Most Northerly Place in the UK

The most Northerly Place in the UK {except for Out Stack, in the Shetland Islands] is Dunnet Head, in Caithness, Scotland: 58°40′21″N, 03°22′31″W. Many people will think that John o’ Groats is the most northerly place in the UK, but Dunnet Head is actually 11 miles west/northwest of the town of John o’ Groats.

The Main item of interest at Dunnet Head is the famous Lighthouse and there is one single track road, the B855, which links the near by village of Brough with the village of Dunnet, making this the most northerly road on mainland UK.

Dunnet Head Provides fishing opportunities as Dunnet Head lochs are restocked every two years with brown trout. Fishing by permit is allowed between April and early October each year. Day and season permits are available from CH Haygarth & Sons, the Gun & Rifle Makers, on the A836 in the village of Dunnet.

A plot of land at the Dunnet Head most northerly point on mainland Britain has been sold at auction for £1,600.

The site at Dunnet Head in Caithness, which boasts impressive sea views across the Pentland Firth to Orkney, measures just 5m by 5m or 16ft. The company Scottish Water had owned the site where there had once been a water tank. The plot was sold for only £1,600 at an action and is very close to Dunnet Head Lighthouse, which was built in the 1830s.