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Groceries & Other Useful Info

Note! As with the rest of the website, if you're a guest and there's anything missing or if you're a local and we've got something wrong/know of something else we could add, then please get in touch! Updating the website is an ongoing process. :-)


John O'Groats = 5 miles/10 minutes - small village

Castletown = 8 miles/17 minutes - large village

Thurso = 15 miles/25 minutes - small town

Wick = 20 miles/30 minutes - medium town



  John O'Groats Post Office: General store with small range of groceries. Open Mon-Sat 9am-5.30 (9am-1pm Thursday). Closed Sundays.

  Castletown: McColl corner shop and off-licence. Open 7 days/week 8am-10pm

  Castletown Butchers: including excellent range of deli food (see facebook page here)

  Thurso: Tesco, Lidl, Co-op (if busy, Lidl has the easiest parking for caravans/motorhomes)

  Wick: Tesco, Lidl (both have big parking (ie. easy for motorhomes/caravans)


  John O'Groats Post Office (see above)

  Castletown, Gulf Petrol station,

  Thurso - Jet  Garage (easy with caravan) or Gulf (usually cheapest in the area)

  Wick - Tesco (see above)

Garage/Mechanic: Mackays Garage, Castletown 01847 821258

Taxi: Tripple S Taxi 01955 611749 - adhering to council pricing guidelines

Gas Cylinders:   Gulf Petrol station, Castletown,  or  John O'Groats Post Office (see above)

LPG Autogas:  We have it on good authority that you can autofill your gas tank at Evelix here (80 miles ie. c.2 hour drive south on the A9, just north of Tain) or Ullapool. We would be very grateful for confirmation on this and any others you come across on your travels rather than rely on a web search :-)


Doctor: Canisbay Surgery, Canisbay (4 miles), KW1 4YH, Tel: 01955 611205. Click here for Google Maps link to Canisbay surgery. (They also have a surgery in Castletown)


A&E/Hospital: Caithness General Hospital, Wick, KW1 5NS. Tel: 01955 605050. Click here for Google Maps link. 


Dentist: Thurso Dental Clinic, Ormlie Hill, Thurso KW14 7DY. Tel: 01847 896777. Click here for Google Maps link.

Vet: McGregor & Partners, Janet Street, Thurso  KW14 7EG.  Tel: 01847 892387. Click here for Google Maps link. (They also have a practice in Wick)



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