John O'Groats

Address: Canisbay, Wick, Caithness and Sutherland, Scottish Highlands, Scotland, KW1 4YH, United Kingdom | Hostel
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This hostel, located on Canisbay, Wick, is near Duncansby Head.
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TripAdvisor Reviews John O'Groats Wick

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Travel Blogs from Wick

A Day in the Orkney Islands

A travel blog entry by bern54 on Aug 28, 2014

2 comments, 16 photos

What an amazing place. Travelled by passenger ferry from John O'Groats over to one of the Orkney Islands. Remote and wind swept they were a base for the British army in both world wars.Italian POW's who were working on the Churchill Barriers, built the chapel we visited and used bandages and paper to plaster the walls of the Nissan hut to make it …

A Farewell to Orkney

A travel blog entry by thehamguy1 on Jul 08, 2015

16 photos

... at least parts of the structures were painted in bright colors--some painted stones still remain after 4000 years of burial. Walls were a meter thick in many structures, and the stone was dressed in such a fashion that stone walls stand straight and flat as if they were built of brick and concrete block. They look new. No one's quite sure why the place was constructed or whether it was residential or ceremonial in nature. The structures contain hearths and are partitioned into what ...

Inverness to Wick

A travel blog entry by bern54 on Aug 27, 2014

4 comments, 10 photos

... of Culloden- between the Jacobites and the British Government. Spent time in the visitor centre with dioramas and re enactments. We're both a bit confused with all this history. Did find out though that the Cunningham clan originated from the County of Ayreshire (near Glasgow) in the 1700's and then migrated to other places Travelled up the coast of Northern Scotland over ...

Bremen to Iceland: Learning by doing

A travel blog entry by maggie360 on Aug 18, 2013

3 photos

... water to Iceland. At 12,000' this time we also didn't have to use supplemental oxygen like we did on the trip over the Atlantic. The higher we go, the stronger the headwinds, and with the broken stratus clouds nicely below us, 12,000' was just fine. Eating and drinking was also surely easier with the O2 masks on. We opted to land in Keflavik because our friendly previous service here (I'm writing at the FBO). Plus, being Sunday and with our arrival time after 8pm, it's often ...

A Royal day out

A travel blog entry by jayton on Jul 04, 2013

... and have an intimate knowledge of the Queen Mother and her ways. We were told that her favourite tipple was Gin and Dubbonet and that she spent many summers there after the death of her husband the King. Charles was very attached to her and now stays there to carry on the traditions started by her, one of which is the opening of the annual Mey Games.

I have no firm opinions of the Royals, but to ...

Traveler Photos John O'Groats Wick

The sign
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