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Cape Wrath (Scottish Gaelic: Am Parbh, known as An Carbh in Lewis) is a cape in the Durness parish of the county of Sutherland in the Highlands of Scotland. It is the most north-westerly point in mainland Britain.Plan your visit to Cape Wrath and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Durness tour itinerary builder site.
The cape is separated from the rest of the mainland by the Kyle of Durness and consists of 107 square miles (280 square kilometres) of moorland wilderness known as the Parph. The first road was built in 1828 by the lighthouse commission across the Parph/Durness. This road connects a passenger ferry that crosses the Kyle of Durness with the buildings on the peninsula.
Much of the cape is owned by the Ministry of Defence and is used as a military training area, including as live firing range. Areas of it are also designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Special Protection Area, a Special Area of Conservation and a Special Landscape Area.
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Just some feedback. When planning my NC500 adventure I spent a lot of time contemplating whether or not to do the trip to Cape Wrath, for you can’t drive there yourself. As you will probably know... more »
I had wanted to visit Cape Wrath for years - to stand at that top corner of Britain with its thrilling name - and it didn't disappoint. You have to be determined to get there - to travel to remote..... more »
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