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Our aim is to become the European reference site for excellence in decommissioning

Information for Visitors

The site is closed to members of the public for safety and security reasons while it is decommissioned.

There is a public viewing area nearby, with car parking and interpretative panels. Please note for the security of the site, armed police will be patrolling the immediate vicinity.

An exhibition about the history of the site is a feature of Caithness Horizons in the centre of Thurso. This is a free visitor centre that incorporates the town’s museum. It is open Monday to Saturday from 10am until 6pm and from 11am until 4pm on Sundays.

Visitor information:

Preparing for your visit to Dounreay


Dounreay Visitors Guide

If we need to handle personal information about you in order to provide a service, we will keep to the law, including the Data Protection Act 1998.  For independent advice about data protection, privacy and data sharing issues, contact the Information Commissioner.

For information on things to see and do in the area - Download the leaflet and detailed map.

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