#ThrowbackThursday:John O’Groats

Last August (that sounds like a long time ago, but honestly feels like yesterday), I went to John O’Groats which is a famous point in the UK as it is widely known as the most Northernly point. Though, as Bill Bryson loves to point out in his most recent book “The Road to Little Dribbling” it’s not. I believe it is actually the most Northernly inhabited place in Mainland UK. Which is a bit of a mouthful. 

Don’t let you put that off visiting though. If anything, let how far away it is from everything be the reason you don’t go. 

There are many contrary reasons however, as to why you should visit. These pictures should help to illustrate this: 

  
 

  
 It’s a gorgeous place, with brilliant clear skies, access to the Isles, some proper fresh air and a real escape. 

We were lucky enough to see the Northern Lights when we were there, which really cemented my fondness for our time there. 

  
I don’t know if I would go back, because honestly this trip was so special, and has such a good place in my heart, I wouldn’t want to ruin it. 

There were many small downsides to the excursion, akin to the journey, but I can’t quite think of them. 

The one way I can see myself appearing in front of the famous John O’Groats post again is only after an insane journey from Lands End (the most Southernly point). But I’m yet to have a reason or fun enough method to warrant this, so I can’t picture this occurring in my near future somehow! 

Abi

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@travelteatv

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