Please Sign In | Register
Google pluspinterestShare on Stumble UponShare on RedditFacebookShare on Tumblr
TITLE
The last house in Scotland and John O'Groats Hotel
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1800
PLACENAME
John o' Groats
DISTRICT
Caithness - Northern
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Canisbay
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
33722
KEYWORDS
postcards
Caithness
hotels
houses
island
villages
firths
fjords
The last house in Scotland and John O'Groats Hotel

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

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.

For guidance on the use of images and other content, please see the Terms and Conditions page.
High Life Highland is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland No. SC407011 and is a registered Scottish charity No. SC042593
Powered by Capture

The last house in Scotland and John O'Groats Hotel

CAITHNESS: Canisbay

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

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

Postcard of the House Hotel at John O'Groats, the Last House and the Isle of Stroma in the Pentland Firth.<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.