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Dunnet, Highland

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Dunnet, Highland

Dunnet is a village in Caithness, in the Highland area of Scotland. It is within the Parish of Dunnet. The village centres on the A836–B855 road junction. The A836 leads towards John o' Groats in the east and toward Thurso and Tongue in the west. (At the junction however the road's alignment is much more north-south than east-west. ) The B855 leads toward Brough and Dunnet Head point in the north. The Northern Sands Hotel is located on the A836, adjacent to the village church.
Post townTHURSO
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountyCaithness
OS GridND2271
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01847

Other names by which Dunnet, Highland has been known in the past


Dunnet, Highland in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Dunnet, coast par. and vil. with inn, N. Caithness-shire, on Dunnet Bay, 9 miles SE. of Thurso -- par., 16,844 ac., pop. 1607; P.O.; sandstone, and sandstone-flag suitable for pavement, are extensively quarried.

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