John O' Groats

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    Just 11 miles from Dunnet Head, the mostly northerly point of mainland Britain, the small coastal village of John o’ Groats is the starting point for many embarking on the famous 'End to End' journey to Land's End in England, some 876 miles away.

    Situated in an extreme location, this Highland village combines dramatic, unspoilt scenery and fascinating wildlife, including a breathtaking array of birdlife on the local cliffs, as well as seals, dolphins, minke and killer whales in the surrounding waters.

    Walkers can follow scenic coastal paths from John o’ Groats along the north coast, from the east of the town to Duncansby Head Lighthouse, and onto the massive rock stacks called the Stacks of Duncansby. Boat trips are available from the town to and around the wild cliffs of Duncansby Head, which reach heights of 200 ft and are home to many nestling birds.

    Orkney lies just 6 miles away from the town, and day excursions to heritage site of Skara Brae, the Churchill Barriers and the Standing Stones of Stenness can easily be arranged.

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