John o'Groats signpost - Scotland
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N 58° 38.653 W 003° 04.236
30V E 495902 N 6500438
The famous road sign of John o'Groats - Scotland
Waymark Code: WMJB1Z
Location: Northern Scotland, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/22/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Arogant
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It is often called "The start of Great Britain" as John O'Groats is on the northeastern tip of Scotland.
John o' Groats is popular with tourists because it is generally regarded as the most northerly settlement on the island of Great Britain, although this is not a claim made by its inhabitants and is in fact false. It is however one end of the longest distance between two inhabited points on the island of Great Britain, Land's End being the other. John o' Groats is 876 miles (1409.78 km) away from Land's End. As Land's End is on the far southern end of Great Britain, the length of Great Britain is 876 miles long.

The name John o' Groats has a particular resonance because it is often used as a starting or ending point for cycles, walks and charitable events to and from Land's End (at the extreme south-western tip of the Cornish peninsula in England). The phrase Land's End to John o' Groats (LEJOG) is frequently heard both as a literal journey (being the longest possible in Great Britain) and as a metaphor for great or all-encompassing distance, similar to the American phrase coast to coast
Date placed: 01/01/1958

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John O'Groats is on the northeastern tip of Scotland

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