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Visitor Reviews - John O Groats Caravan And Camping Site

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John O Groats Caravan And Camping Site
John O Groats
John O Groats
Highlands   (Browse area)
KW1 4YR   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01955 611329

Facilities:  (Key)
               

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Pitches: 90
Open: April To September

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 29 Reviews
              9/10 from 29 Reviews


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Reviews:  29 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Frapo 5 reviews from this member

It is the only campsite at 'First and Last' John O' Groats. Direct access to the passenger ferry to the Orkney's. The booking office is adjacent to the campsite. Great views. The facilities are very good. After registration you get a key to get access to the facilities block, both for the sanitary rooms and the room for clothes washing and dish washing. There are enough hsp's. The small village with a small post office / cash machine / grocery is half a mile back, but there are a restaurant, chippy, shops around the parking area in front of the pier.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Clarkellp 6 reviews from this member

A lovely site with spotlessly clean facilities. The friendly owners made us most welcome and it was a pleasure to meet them. The site is level and well-maintained and the location looking out to the Orkneys is simply stunning! Not much to do at John O'Groats, but we didn't care! A stay at this site more than made up for it!

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Floss88 5 reviews from this member

Lovely spacious site. Stayed here twice on our trip and would definitely return. Take a walk over Duncansby stacks if you stay here and watch the puffins, razorbills etc and look out for the seals which you can also see on the site itself. Showers are free and hot and the block is immaculately clean. Laundry room available. 2 for a wash. However they also have a spin dryer so if you want to hand wash that's easier. Washing line provided too. Nice pub about 10 minutes walk away that's been refurbished. All in all a site I would be happy to return to again and again

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Tisfortom 7 reviews from this member

Been here a couple of times now. Quite a nice site in a great location. The owners are friendly and chatty and are full of info should you need to ask about anything in the area. The site is well kept and on entry you are given a key for the toilet block and laundry room. The showers are free and quite roomy with plenty of space for your clean gear to stop it getting splashed on.

From your tent you can see the nearby deserted isle of Stroma and further off the isles of Orkney. You may also see seals, dolphins and killer whales swim by. If you walk to Duncansby stacks be sure to follow the fence around the coast on the way out. Plenty of birds here for the ornothologists.

There is a pub which is about a 10 minute walk away and nearby hotel although none to sure if they welcome non residents as I have never been.

Nearest towns are Wick and Thurso. There's a great chippy in Thurso, without advertising, its the one next to a launderette. One thing of note, if visiting some of the castles around Wick they are not well signposted so pre-plan trips there with on line maps and/or guides.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: RoyVaux 32 reviews from this member

A neat and tidy site just above the seashore, with great views of the Orkney Islands. The lady in charge made us feel welcome. The pitches are fairly level, hard and well spaced. The site adjoins 'The end of the road' - not much of a place it has to be said, with only a few gift shops and a cafe or two. At least the former hotel has been given a new lease of life as apartments, with a modern multi coloured extension that can be seen for miles! There are 2 versions of the famous signpost and the one outside the former hotel is free whilst the other is defended by a photographer.

The facilities block on the site looks to have been refurbished for the season. Everything was clean and tidy - but no shower curtains or anywhere to put the soap. The site is recommended, but don't stay long unless you are into bird watching or boat trips - there isn't much else. Do visit the two headlands either side of the village - particularly as both of them are further north on the UK mainland than John O'Groats!

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Malc1 7 reviews from this member

Helpful owners, excellent views, however for the prices charged poor quality facilities. Some modernisation of the toilet blocks would bring its own rewards. They are clean, in good decorative order but as old as the hills and in need of modernisation. I did not use them but the vans due to this. The site is a good base for travelling, though we would not return to a featureless drab place compared with the rest of the highlands. The centre development paid for by EC funds contains 2 shops open and 8 closed, a snack bar and cafe as well as the ferry terminal, crowded at weekends with coach parties milling about with nothing to do.

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