NC500 Self Drive Adventure

The North Coast 500 brings together a route of more than 500 miles of stunning coastal scenery – 516 miles, to be exact.

Introduction

The North Coast 500 brings together a route of more than 500 miles of stunning coastal scenery – 516 miles, to be exact. Not only is the NC500 one of the world’s best road trips, but it’s also one of the most beautiful. While the North Coast 500 is an experience in itself, you’ll also find plenty of adventures to be had along the way.
 
From exploring the interior of the route, to bagging a Munro; snorkelling, white water rafting, canoeing, hiking and camping expeditions; meditation retreats, creel fishing and gourmet foodie experiences; to pottery-making, whisky tasting, tracing your family tree, and even gold panning – there really is something for everyone along the North Coast 500.
 
The NC500 has hundreds more miles to explore, don’t just stick to the main route – step off the beaten path to discover all the experiences, culture and opportunities the North Highlands has to offer. 

11 Nights from £1,250pp

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Highlights

  • The Black Isle
  • Dunrobin Castle
  • Smoo Cave
  • Durness Beach
  • Ardvreck Castle
  • Inverewe Garden
  • Ullapool
  • Corrieshalloch Gorge
  • Glenmorangie Distillery

What's included?

  • Self drive 
  • Quality accommodation 
  • Bed & Breakfast included 

Key Information

NC500 isn’t only a beautiful road with outstanding scenery, there is also plenty to see and lots to visit along the way! The drive offers amazing vistas of rocky cliffs, gold sand beaches and beautiful mountains on the rural north coast, as well as castles and historical sites.

Itinerary

Edinburgh -1 Night

With the city’s skyline, cobbled streets and colourful characters as your backdrop, you will make some amazing memories here.

Inverness – 1 Night

A compact, cosmopolitan city with a lot of heart, and all the wonders of the Highlands on its doorstep… a pretty fine combination!

Isle of Skye – 1 Night

Skye is one of the top locations in Scotland to visit. It is famous for its scenery and landscapes that will take your breath away.

Gairloch – 1 Night

Situated on the shore of Loch Gairloch amongst the awe-inspiring scenery of Wester Ross, Gairloch offers a wealth of spectacular scenery and activities for visitors.

Ullapool – 1 Night

Ullapool offers an excellent variety of accommodation and camping in the Highlands of Scotland surrounded by outstanding scenery, wildlife and culture.

Tongue – 1 Night

The village of Tongue is overlooked by the 14th-century ruins of Varick Castle, and there’s a great beach at Coldbackie, two miles northeast.

Thurso – 1 Night

The most northerly town in mainland Scotland, Thurso is a great base for exploring the surrounding countryside.

Dornoch – 1 Night

Sitting on the edge of the Dornoch Firth, the small historic town of Dornoch boasts a tranquil location, stunning scenery and sunny climate.

Loch Ness – 1 Night

Home to one of the worlds greatest unanswered questions – what is in Loch Ness? Whatever you choose to believe or discover – at 23 miles long, deeper than the North Sea, with more water than all the lakes in England and Wales combined – Nessie isn’t the only thing that’s Monster about our Loch Ness.

Fort William – 2 Nights

Located in Lochaber in the West Highlands, Fort William is a popular base for weekend breaks and holidays in the Highlands.

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