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John o' Groats

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The is a very north point of Scotland. When you will arrive in John O' Groats you will find a sing on an house: "this is the last house of Scotland".

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A: Duncansby Head John Ogroats Scotland

by Geoff Mather, 1.2 km away

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B: Duncansby Head Lighthouse , Caithness , Scotland

by Alan McLean (Albiphotography), 1.2 km away

Near to John O'Groats , Duncansby Head is found at the most north-easternly point on the Scottish mai...

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C: The Ness Of Duncansby Caithness

by Richard Gunn, 1.7 km away

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D: A99, Caithness, Scotland

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E: Pier, Gills bay, Caithness, Scotland

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F: Olavs Wood, South Ronaldsay, Orkney

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G: Windwick, South Ronaldsay, Orkney

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H: Olad Summit, South Ronaldsay, Orkney

by John Leith, 16.3 km away

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I: Olad viewpoint, South Ronaldsay, Orkney

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J: MV Pentalina, Scapa Flow, Orkney

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