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I have wanted to complete this drive since I first read about it a couple of years ago. My wife... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Great trip in our own back yard.

We did this trip on our motorbikes and it was great, so much to see and enjoy. At the time we went... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mike S
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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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Inverness, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I have wanted to complete this drive since I first read about it a couple of years ago. My wife, Granddaughter, sister-in-law and I finally got the opportunity to do the drive it in September 2018. Counter clockwise Inverness to Inverness. What a kaleldoscope of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great scenery and roads, something on the bucket list to do poss more than once ! choose where you stay carefully as this can add or take away from the overall experience, you can also add roads in or take bits out, it's up to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this trip on our motorbikes and it was great, so much to see and enjoy. At the time we went a lot of cafes were closed for the season.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the 500 as part of an all round Scotland trip in September in our own car. Scenery is wonderful, take a week to do it all slowly and take everything in. Plenty of places to stop and explore on foot if the weather...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We hired a car to do the North Coast 500 and stopped a few places along the way it was a delight when touring Scotland

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The start of the NC 500 for us was the highway from Inverness to the Isle of Skye. Lovely drive round Loch Ness ( no monster) with stop to Glenurquhart Castle. Then over the moor to Cluanie for coffee, which was a nice stop. Then...More

1  Thank superdelegate
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

North coast 500 is amazing...its fantastic to tour the Highlands with a specific detailed route map to follow. I bought the book which helps identify all the special places to visit. Travelling in October was ideal as the roads weren't busy but still plan you...More

1  Thank Falkirk-52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A trip not to be missed, but book your accommodation in advance to avoid disappointment. Allow plant of time because every bend and crest reveals another view of wonder to be relished.

Thank mullcott
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took 9 nights to do the NC500, collected ALL the stamps in the passport but we wish we had taken longer and hope to return to this Magical part of the U.K. to see the bits we missed (which are not part of the...More

1  Thank nmcclu315
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did the NC500 in around 5 days. We wish we had more time to explore the breathtaking places we visited. Along the way we stayed in Applecross, Durness & John o Groats. We explored the Smoo Caves, Dunrobin Castle, Rock Rose Gin Distillery, Applecross...More

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Rita W
6 October 2018|
Response from CBM237 | Reviewed this property |
You'll be fine on the bike even fully loaded with a passenger. It's the bulky wide based vehicle that have trouble. Hope you have a great time and we saw loads of fabulous bikes at Applecross, positively drooling at some of... More
10 September 2018|
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Response from CBM237 | Reviewed this property |
Look at McKinlay Kidd's website for some ideas. also , this was interesting but way out of my budget truly experiences uk,driving-break-in-scotland Along dusty roads and travel cats had interesting ideas too.
6 September 2018|
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Response from CBM237 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure you'll get the full experience as there was no public transport once you got off the beaten. There were some small mini van tours but can't remember the company name. think you'll be able to piece together a tour... More