John O’Groats

John O Groats

5th May 2015

When you’ve already driven all the way to Dornoch, you may as well drive that little bit further to the end of the road, John O’Groats.

John O’Groats

The name John O’Groats actually comes from a Dutchman who lived there in the reign of James VI, Jan de Groot. There’s not a great deal to see there unlike Land’s End. Not even a cliff. The road just becomes the visitor’s car park. There are a few shops and restaurants, quite empty at this time of year. There is of course a sign post indicating the distances to other cities. In high season there are boat trips you can take to try and see wildlife. Also in better weather, some lovely walks. We were freezing from the strong winds and just got back to the car before the rain set in.

We had lunch at the cafe, amazing afternoon tea offer. Sandwich, scone with cream and jam, a cake, and pot of tea, only £5 each. We had lunch and drinks for three of us for only £13!

Baby friendly info:

Step free around the visitor area.

The cafes have highchairs and the main public toilets have changing facilities.


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