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Things to do in and around John o' Groats

For some, John o' Groats is the beginning of their adventure, for others the end.

For those with time to explore, the area offers something for everyone.


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Historic Places

Castle of Mey:

Castle of Mey



Renovated and restored by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.


(May to September)

Onward Travel

John o' Groats Ferries:

John O' Groats Ferries



Day Tours to Orkney


Wildlife Cruises


(May to September)

Mary-Ann's Cottage


Mary Ann's Cottage


A history of one family's life on a Caithness croft
from the 1850s until 1990. Guided tours through outbuildings & house daily,
2 - 4:30, June through Sept.

Pentland Ferries:

Pentland Ferries



Regular sailings to the Orkneys from Gills Bay


(All Year)


Caithness Broch Centre


The 19th- and early 20th-century communities who first excavated the brochs, the communities who lived in the brochs and the legacies the brochs bring to the present day communities.

Caithness Sea Coast:

Exhilarating sea tours around the fascinating east Caithness coastline

Local Retailers

Puffin Croft Farm Shop :

Puffin Croft Farm Shop



A good selection of locally grown produce and home baking. Also many farm animals to see.





Most northernly luxury ice cream and confectionery shop on the mainland.

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