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The North Coast 500 is Scotland's biggest road trip measuring over 500 miles. The route begins in Inverness and flows along the stunning coastal edges of the North Highlands in one round trip. Bringing together the best of the Highlands from...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Inverness, Scotland
+44 1955 609806
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This place is an absolute hidden gem. Absolutely stunning. My children and I have spend a couple of nights here. The owner kindly accommodated our needs as we couldn’t manage to do 3 nites due to family circumstances. The pod was as good as a...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank jo2mcm
Reviewed 2 days ago

So lucky with the weather at this time of year and the colours and views spectacular. Took two Canadian friends round and they were blown away by what Scotland has to offer

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Erikahay63
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The North Coast 500 is one of the most amazing holidays that I have been on and ild actually consider myself as being well traveled. The scenery in Scotland is absolutely fabulous, the people are really friendly and courtious. One thing I would say is...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Catriona H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Splendid scenery throughout this route. Some people seem to be in a mad rush to do it, instead of taking your time and taking in the sights. Take your litter with you, or bin it, instead of out the window, as a minority seem to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Scott D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the NC500 by car over 8 days clockwise from Inverness. We planned overnight stays in B&Bs at fairly equal distances around the route. With hindsight we should have allowed more time on the west coast and less on the east, as the west...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Andy417
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The wife and I travelled ronud the north coast 500 in august. We were fortunate with the weather which enhanced some of the breath taking scenery. We were fortunate also with our choice of accommodation.We went at our own pace to take in all the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The drive around the North Coast was absolutely wonderful, and the weather was also in our favour as we drove round. The scenery is breathtaking and there are also ample stops to take photographs. The Passing Places do come in hand if you need to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank andybell123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A most enjoyable tour with some fantastic scenery & mostly decent weather even some hot sunshine, mixed with some heavy showers & one particularly windy day.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank hildenley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved every minute of the North Coast, we loved it that much that we plan to do it in reverse order in October. How lucky are we to have such wonderful sights in Scotland.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Greatstay2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time driving around the NC500 and would highly recommend it to others. We found some excellent campsites and some very good places to eat and drink. The team who put this together have done a great job and it certainly brings...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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September 16, 2019|
Response from HighlandLass24 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't do camping, but some of the sites we saw and liked were Duncansby Head, Dunnet Head (most northerly point of mainland Britain) - had beautiful cliffs), Castle Sinclair Girnigoe was cool, John O' Groats is a typical... More
August 9, 2019|
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Response from SteveDonna S | Reviewed this property |
We don't know, but you may wish to consult the website for the North Coast 500.
July 19, 2019|
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Response from DunEdinAG | Reviewed this property |
Technically, you could cover the distance in 4 days at a push but ultimately it depends on why you want to do the route and more importantly what you'd like to see and do along the route. The route's official website... More