"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

John o' Groats

John O'Groats (Taigh Iain Ghròt in Scottish Gaelic) is a village in the Highland council area of Scotland. It is often called "The start of Great Britain" as John O'Groats is on the northeastern tip of Scotland. Part of the county of Caithness, John o' Groats is popular with tourists because it is generally regarded as the most northerly settlement on the island of Great Britain, although this is not a claim made by its inhabitants and is in fact false. It is however one end of the longest distance between two inhabited points on the island of Great Britain, Land's End being the other. John o' Groats is 876 miles (1409.78 km) away from Land's End. As Land's End is on the far southern end of Great Britain, the length of Great Britain is 876 miles long. (The most northerly point on the island of Great Britain is nearby Dunnet Head). (ND202767)

John O' Groats is 690 miles (1,110 km) from London, 280 miles (450 km) from Edinburgh, 6 miles (9.7 km) miles from the Orkney Isles and 2,200 miles (3,500 km) from the North Pole. It is 4.25 miles (6.84 km) from the uninhabited island of Stroma.

Local authority: Highland Council

OS Grid Reference: ND379729

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Things to see and do in and around John o' Groats

  • The Last House Museum
  • John O'Groats Knitwear Co
  • Caithness Candles
  • Caithness Cottage Crafts
  • The Castle of Mey and Animal Centre
  • The Castle and Gardens of Mey
  • Tomb of the Eagles
  • Brough Knitwear

Tourist Information

John O'Groats
Tourist Information Point
County Road
Caithness
Highlands and Islands
Scotland
KW1 4YR

Phone 01955 611 373
Email joginfo@btconnect.com
http://www.visitscotland.com/destinations-maps/highlands/

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Weather

Forecast for Monday 24 April

06:00


Chance of rain 7%
Max temp. 3°C
(feels like -1°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
NNE
Pressure 1012
Humidity 83%
UV Index
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09:00


Chance of rain 64%
Max temp. 2°C
(feels like -4°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 6mph.
NNE
Pressure 1012
Humidity 94%
UV Index
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12:00


Chance of rain 8%
Max temp. 3°C
(feels like -3°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
NNW
Pressure 1013
Humidity 62%
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15:00


Chance of rain 49%
Max temp. 2°C
(feels like -3°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
W
Pressure 1010
Humidity 74%
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18:00


Chance of rain 56%
Max temp. 2°C
(feels like -4°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
NNE
Pressure 1010
Humidity 94%
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21:00


Chance of rain 56%
Max temp. 2°C
(feels like -4°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 7mph.
NNW
Pressure 1012
Humidity 88%
UV Index n/a
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