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J John O' Groats in Caithness is a popular destination for many charity events with Land's End in Cornwall lying 876 miles to the southwest. It is one of the iconic points on the NC 500 tourist route with visitors often stopping off for a picture and a snack in the cafés, or to take a day trip over to Orkney on the passenger ferry that operates from John o’ Groats harbour. There is also a caravan and campsite where you can stay and explore the local walks, sandy beaches,  and the amazing Stacks of Duncansby and Duncansby Head Lighthouse with views over the Orkney Isles.

John O' Groats harbour



Last House at John O' Groats

Last house at John O' Groats

The last house at John O' Groats is now a shop selling outdoor gear and clothing

John O' Groats Signpost

John O' Groats signpost

The new signpost at John O' Groats is a favourite location for individual and group photographs

Signpost and Hotel

Signpost and John O' Groats Hotel

Signpost and Hotel

Last Shop at John O' Groats

John O' Groats harbour and Last Shop

John O' Groats Harbour and Last Shop (most northerly) on the UK Mainland

Harbour and Boat Trips

John O' Groats harbour

Harbour with people waiting for ferry and boat trips (3 pictures)

Harbour and Boat Trips

John O' Groats Ferry

Pentland Venture passenger ferry for day trips to Orkney and short boat trips around the coastline (4 pictures)

Harbour and Boat Trips

John O' Groats cafe

Several cafes at John O' Groats provide a range of meals and snacks

John O' Groats Hotel and the Nomadic Stone Sculptures

John O' Groats Hotel and stone sculptures

John O' Groats Hotel with the Art Sculpture 'Nomadic Boulders' (7 pictures)

Charity Events at John O' Groats

John O' Groats 2015 Cycle Race Charity event

One of the many charity events that finish at John O' Groats - Cycle Race 2015 (7 pictures)

Harbour and Stroma Island

Harbour with the Island of Stroma in the distance

Caithness island of Stroma in the distance

Stacks of Duncansby

Stacks of Duncansby

Stacks of Duncansby is close by and is a short walk from the car park at Duncansby Head Lighthouse

Tourist information and holiday accommodation near John O' Groats.

John O' Groats Hotels and accommodation

John O' Groats Hotel and Lodges

John O' Groats Hotel and Lodges - website accommodation page - Together Travel

Seaview Hotel John o' Groats

John O' Groats campsite

John O' Groats Guest House

Puffin Croft bed and breakfast at John O' Groats

The Anchorage bead and breakfast near John O' Groats

Visit John O' Groats website

Additional sites: John O' Groats Ferry, John O' Groats Brewery for great beer available locally, and the local newspaper.

John O' Groats trail is a 147 mile coastal walking route from Inverness to John O' Groats. There is also useful information on the Walk Highlands website on this walk.

The Cabin John O' Groats

Harbour with the Island of Stroma in the distance

The Cabin at John O' Groats for fish and chips - www.thecabinatjohnogroats.co.uk

John O' Groats Location Map

Location map for John O' Groats

Pictures of John O' Groats