Bringing together a route of just over 500 miles of stunning coastal scenery in the far north of Scotland, the North Coast 500 is one of the world's most beautiful and breath-taking self-drive routes. The North Highlands has become one of the iconic destinations in Scotland because of this route.
Taking the NC500 route helps you to discover the best the Highlands has to offer, from magical and mystical castles, sample amazing local produce, with fresh produce from the sea and land specialties, the wonderful distilleries and breweries or take to the water on an exhilarating wildlife safari.
Bringing together a route of just over 500 miles of stunning coastal scenery, the North Coast 500, naturally follows the main roads along the coastal edges of the North Highlands of Scotland, taking in the regions of Wester Ross, Sutherland, Caithness, Easter Ross, the Black Isle and Inverness-Shire.
This is the perfect place to be able to roam the ever-changing terrain and incredible and beautiful secret-spots to uncover the natural beauty of Scotland’s North-Coast 500. Enjoying this drive allows you to see the most amazing and exhilarating scenery.
The route begins and ends in Inverness at Inverness Castle which, perched on top of a hill, is the perfect starting point to the route and offers unparalleled views from its viewing tower over the capital city of the Highlands.
This is one example of an itinerary which is based on the minimum amount of time we recommend to allocate for your journey.
The North Coast 500 offers a truly unique touring experience, quite unlike anywhere else in the world and which captivates the adventurous side to you. Many of those who have done it have said it was a life-changing experience for them. Use this opportunity to tick that bucket-list adventure that you may have been craving for.
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