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Our distillery is located in the beautiful village of Dunnet
on the iconic North Coast 500 route around the north of Scotland and the John O’ Groats to Lands’ End tourist route. Claire was born and brought up in Dunnet and we always planned to return to the area after studying and working away. We love living and working in Dunnet and we want you to love it too!

Dunnet Bay Distillery

Getting Here

Our distillery is located in the beautiful village of Dunnet on the iconic North Coast 500 route around the north of Scotland and the John O’ Groats to Lands’ End tourist route. 

By Car: 

From Thurso:

Approximately twenty minutes driving time from Thurso. Follow the A836 (John O’ Groats) for eight miles to the village of Dunnet. The distillery is on the left-hand side and signposted.

From Wick:

Take the A99 (John O’ Groats) until Reiss where you will continue onto the B876 to Castletown. At the junction turn right onto the A836 (John O’ Groats) to the village of Dunnet. The distillery is on the left-hand side and signposted. Driving time from Wick is approximately thirty minutes.

By Bus:

It is possible to visit the distillery using public transport. The local bus stop is a one minute walk from the distillery and the area is serviced using Stagecoach Bus.

Plan your route:

Traveline Scotland can give you a detailed journey plan.

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Northern Sands Hotel

Beautifully refurbished hotel in the idyllic village of Dunnet, situated 4 miles from the mainland’s most northerly point Dunnet Head.

Visit Northern Sands Hotel Website

Dunnet Bay Escapes

Tranquil Bed and Breakfast in Dunnet, Caithness, offering beautiful views over Dunnet Bay and Dunnet Head.

Visit Dunnet Bay Escapes Website

Dunnet Bay Caravan Park

A good choice for those who enjoy solitary tranquillity. At Dunnet Bay Club Site you can admire the stunning views over clean washed sands towards the lovely Dunnet Head, the northernmost point of the British mainland.

Visit Dunnet Bay Caravan Park Website
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RSPB Dunnet Head

This rugged peninsula in Caithness, located on the north coast of Scotland, has the honour of being the most northerly point of mainland Britain. It's a wild and untamed landscape, with stunning sea cliffs and coastal grasslands which are home to puffins, razorbills, guillemots, fulmars and kittiwakes.

Visit RSPB Dunnet Head Website
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The House of the Northern Gate

The House of the Northern Gate is a stunning 10-bedroom country house set amidst the moors of the Dunnet Estate, high on a hill above beautiful Dunnet Bay and on Dunnet Head, the most northerly point of the United Kingdom mainland The House will soon be available for exclusive rental.

Visit The House of the Northern Gate Website
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Above & Beyond Tours

Above and Beyond Tours of Caithness are at a slower pace, using local knowledge of the area, taking you off the beaten track to explore hidden gems Caithness has to offer.

Visit Above & Beyond Tours Website
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Mary Ann’s Cottage

Mary Ann's Cottage presents a history of one family's life on a croft from the 1850s until 1990. Tours through outbuildings and house.

Visit Mary Ann’s Cottage Website
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Dunnet Forestry Trust

There is something for everyone at Dunnet Forest. The forest has a family zone, quiet zone and active zone. There are short walks and long walks, all ability paths, a horse trail and mountain bike technical trail. Get out and explore!

Visit Dunnet Forestry Trust Website

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