John O Groats in General Reviews
Newest Review: ... two points on the British mainland - with Land's End being the other and hence why so many people cycle between the two points in all weathers and all seasons, usually to raise funds for charity. On the drive up to Thurso you actually see many cyclists contending with the twisty-turny treacherous roads. There are also many café's in John O'Groats who will cater - when asked - to all various diets. There is also a few Gaelic exchanges to be heard in most of the shops when regulars drop by - this isn't an uncommon thing in the Highlands of Scotland and even though I'm Scottish and could turn on the TV to hear this mystical language that is ... more
Customer John O Groats in General Reviews (4)
by - written on 09/09/11 (Very useful, 11 readings)
As my parents live in nearish-by Thurso, I've been to John O'Groats many times. In fact we bought a lovely pair of baby tartan slippers when I was pregnant in one of the tourist-attraction shops. There is free parking - plenty of it to spare -, a caravan and camping site, a small retail village, a ferry and wild life tours (quite fancied to seal tour when I was there but sadly it was only offered on a seasonal basis.) The myth about John O'Groats is that it's the most northerly point in the UK when in actual fact it's the most northerly end of the longest distance between two points on the British mainland - with Land's End being the other and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 14/09/10 (Very useful, 30 readings)
Come on! He say's lets go out for the day and see what the top end of scotland has to offer. Ok say's I and off we trek. A long drive through places like Wick and Thurso later to reach our final destination. John O Groats. Well by the time we got there it was blowing a gale, long gone the nice hot sunshine we had left that behind us somewhere around Wick and rolling over the hills was a great looming cloud threatening the rain again. But we managed a look around the place and was thoroughly dissapointed with what there was to offer. Why? Because the only Hotel there was boarded up and left to decay into the ground, the shopping ... Read the complete review
by - written on 28/12/00, updated on 28/12/00 (Very useful, 54 readings)
If you want to visit the most northerly point on the British mainland, don’t go to John o’Groats. (Brief pause to allow digestion of confusing information) Don’t misunderstand me. I do, very much, want you to visit this spectacular, if somewhat remote, outpost. But don’t be misled by the propaganda. The most northerly point is Dunnet Head, a little to the west. Am I being pedantic? Not intentionally. We’re going to visit both, and a little more besides. Head north from Wick on the A9 (making sure to turn right at Reiss – the main road goes straight on, but the A9 turns right!). Put your foot down and go ... Read the complete review
by - written on 04/10/00, updated on 04/10/00 (Useful, 27 readings)
Everybody in Britain should try to visit the wonderful town of John O’Groats at the North East tip of Scotland at least once. Almost everybody knows of this town but very few people seem to have visited it. This area of Scotland is beautiful, with its lovely futile land leading down to the coast. By the harbour of John O’Groats there are a number of small shops selling local produce as well as tasteful souvenirs for the tourists, but the biggest attraction is the quiet and the cleanliness. The air is fresh and clean, the sea is clear and bright and the town is neat and tidy. From the harbour you can take the ferry to the Orkney Isles, or in the ... Read the complete review
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