You can keep John o' Groats. For feeling like you are nearly at the edge of the world, go a bit further east to Duncansby Head, a wide promontory with a lighthouse, cliffs, rocky stacks and soaring seabirds, and in the distance, the Orkneys. Duncansby stacks, a busy nesting place at this time of year for fulmar, kittiwakes, guillemots . . .
The view from our cottage across the Pentland Firth to the Orkneys.
... and the cottage itself. Now this was at the real northernmost point, Dunnet Head, another amazing headland, with views from its highest point to Cape Wrath, the farthest west, and Duncansby, the farthest east, along the north coast of the Scottish mainland.