Inverness: John O'Groats and the Far North Tour

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours

Inverness: John O'Groats and the Far North Tour

Activity provider: Timberbush Tours

From US$ 62.68 per person

A day tour to John O'Groats, the perfect way to visit the most northerly point on the British mainland. You will see Loch Fleet, Dunrobin Castle and enjoy stunning scenery on this scenic excursion.

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Duration 11 hours
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  • Treat your eyes to the beauty of the most northerly point on the British mainland
  • Visit the stunning Dunrobin Castle, reminiscent of a beautiful French chateau
  • Get a chance to spot some amazing wildlife like puffins, grey seals, etc
  • Stroll along the beautiful cliff paths and click some photos at the signpost
  • Admire the dramatical coastal views before heading back to the harbor
Full description

Your tour departs Inverness before traveling north, up to Loch Fleet to the village of Golspie. The village, situated on the north sea coast is nestled next to Ben Bhraggie and is an attractive little seaside resort complete with long sandy beaches.

You will be able to spend time here for refreshments, before continuing on to Dunrobin Castle. A stately home in Sutherland, Dunrobin Castle is the family seat of Clan Sutherland. It resembles a French chateau with it’s towering spires, and overlooks the Moray Firth. You will spend time here exploring the beautiful stately home whilst enjoying some refreshments. You will then continue north through the Helmsdale Clearance to the Highland town of Wick for your lunch break. A former Viking settlement, Wick is the principal town in the far north of mainland Scotland.

You can spend time exploring the town and taking in the views across Wick Bay whilst you enjoy your lunch. From Wick, you will then travel to John O’Groats; the most northerly point on British mainland. Here you’ll be able to stroll along the cliff path, take iconic photos at the signpost, and enjoy dramatic coastal views, perhaps even seeing some local wildlife!

From John O’Groats, you will begin to make your way back to Inverness. You will travel to Dunbeath Harbor for photos, and to Brora, famous for its golf courses and magnificent coastal scenery.

  • Comfortable coach.
  • Live commentary
  • Meals and drinks
  • Entry to attractions
Not suitable for
  • Children under 4 years

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Meeting point

Stance 6, Inverness Bus Station, Margaret Street, Inverness, IV1 1LT

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • This tour operates in all weather conditions, please wear appropriate clothing and comfortable walking shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 112 reviews

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Beautiful tour that allows you to get to the north of Scotland. You see wonderful places. I went in autumn, but I think the best time is late May/early June to also see the puffins. The guide was very competent and good, he tried to involve everyone and explained many things. He also brought along some binoculars with which we saw the seals. The only flaw is the organization of the breaks, many but all very short.

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October 17, 2022

Very detailed and very scenic tour . The tour guide was not on his usual route but still he was knowledgeable and very informative about the tour sights. Showed as many places possible on this route, His predictions about the weather at John o groats was perfect . Our Orkney tour got cancelled because of bad weather.

October 3, 2022

Did this tour yesterday taking in Dornoch, beautiful Dunrobin Castle and a falconry display ( which was amazing) Helmsdale and the Emigrant Statue, Wick ( where for a small extra charge lunch is arranged) the Stacks, John O Groats and the chance to see a Scottish Broch. Lovely tour with Malcolm who was brillient, informative and engaging commentary. Did his very best so we could see as much as possible. We stopped at a lovely beach too where you can have a fresh crab sandwich if you're a bit peckish!

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July 30, 2022

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