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John oʹGroats

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Added on 08 May 2017,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 08 May 2017

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Land’s End to John o’Groats

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EuroVelo: North Sea Cycle Route - part Shetland to Harwich

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Shetland - Dover

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Name and address

John oʹGroats

GB-KW1 John oʹGroats

Geodetic coordinates

58.637259 -3.068943

Communication

Signpost at John oʹ Groats
Signpost at John oʹ Groats
Last House Museum Museum at John O Groats
Last House Museum Museum at John O Groats

John o'Groats (Gaelic: Taigh Iain Ghròt) is a small village in the traditional Scottish county of Caithness and the Highlands region of Scotland.

Understand

John o'Groats is popularly thought of as the northernmost point on the mainland (the counterpart to Land's End in Cornwall) - although not actually the northernmost point (this honour belongs to Dunnet Head nearby), John o'Groats is certainly the northernmost settlement on Great Britain.

John o'Groats takes its name from one Jan de Groot, a Dutchman who obtained a grant for the ferry from the Scottish mainland to the Orkney Islands, recently acquired from Norway, from the Scottish King James IV in 1496.

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Wikivoyage contributors, 'John o'Groats', Wikivoyage, The FREE worldwide travel guide that anyone can edit, 7 May 2017, 12:59 UTC, <https://en.wikivoyage.org/w/index.php?title=John_o%27Groats&oldid=3197844> [accessed 8 May 2017]

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Nearby cycle routes and tours

Route nameTypeDist. to route

Land’s End to John o’Groats

Route

0,1 km

EuroVelo: North Sea Cycle Route - part Shetland to Harwich

Route

0,1 km

Shetland - Dover

Route

0,1 km

Added on 08 May 2017,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 08 May 2017