- Dounreay latitude 58.5733 Longitude -3.7338
- Dounreay Postcode KW14
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Dounreay is a viewpoint over the old power plant, there is no doubt that these buildings have been an iconic part of this coastline for many years, follow the signs for 'visitor centre' from the main road. As you turn into the Dounreay facility, take an immediate right and you'll end up in a car park overlooking the power station, currently being decommissioned.
No longer open as it is being decommissioned but Caithness Horizons have an excellent exhibition on Dounreay which is worth a visit.
Be aware that armed police may well appear at any point. Dounreay, This is the site of the Experimental Reactor establishment opened in 1958. It has had a marked effect on the economic and social life of Caithness, and particularly on the neighbouring burgh of Thurso.