John O' Groats

Towns & Villages

    The small Highland coastal village of John O’ Groats is the most northerly place on mainland Britain!

    Situated in an extreme location, the village boasts fantastic unspoilt scenery and offers wonderful landscapes and wildlife that is very special to this area, including a breathtaking array of birdlife on the local cliffs as well as seals, dolphins, minke and killer whales.

    There is a lovely coastal walk 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. Visitors can also take boat trips from the town to and around the wild cliffs of Duncansby Head that are up to 200 ft high and are home to many nestling birds.

    Orkney is only about 6 miles away from the town and day excursions can be easily arranged where you can visit the heritage site of Skara Brae, the Churchill Barriers and the Standing Stones of Stenness.

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