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TITLE
Hotel, John O'Groats, with island of Stroma in Background
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1733
PLACENAME
John o' Groats
DISTRICT
Caithness - Northern
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Canisbay
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
33655
KEYWORDS
postcards
Caithness
hotels
villages
island
firths
fjords
Hotel, John O'Groats, with island of Stroma in Background

Postcard showing the Hotel, Pentland Firth and Isle of Stroma at John O'Groats.

John O'Groats is the furthest village from Land's End on the British mainland - a full 876 miles separates the two points.

The Pentland Firth separates the Orkney Islands from Caithness; its name is thought to be a corruption of Pictland Fjord. The Firth is well known for the strength of its tides, being among some of the fastest in the world, a speed of 16 knots (30 km/h) being reported close west of Pentland Skerries. The force of the tides gives rise to overfalls and tidal races which can occur at different stages of the tide.

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Hotel, John O'Groats, with island of Stroma in Background

CAITHNESS: Canisbay

postcards; Caithness; hotels; villages; island; firths; fjords

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Postcard showing the Hotel, Pentland Firth and Isle of Stroma at John O'Groats.<br /> <br /> John O'Groats is the furthest village from Land's End on the British mainland - a full 876 miles separates the two points.<br /> <br /> The Pentland Firth separates the Orkney Islands from Caithness; its name is thought to be a corruption of Pictland Fjord. The Firth is well known for the strength of its tides, being among some of the fastest in the world, a speed of 16 knots (30 km/h) being reported close west of Pentland Skerries. The force of the tides gives rise to overfalls and tidal races which can occur at different stages of the tide.