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TITLE
Approaching the jetty at John O' Groats
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_1813
PLACENAME
John o' Groats
DISTRICT
Caithness - Northern
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
CAITHNESS: Canisbay
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
33735
KEYWORDS
postcards
Caithness
hotels
houses
villages
firths
fjords
jetties
Approaching the jetty at John O' Groats

Postcard of the House Hotel at John O' Groats and 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.

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Approaching the jetty at John O' Groats

CAITHNESS: Canisbay

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

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

Postcard of the House Hotel at John O' Groats and 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.