Scotland's Road Trips


North Coast 500

500 miles / 805 km
Inverness – Inverness

The North Coast 500 is Scotland’s answer to route 66 and one of the most beautiful coastal touring routes in the world (well, we think so, anyway!). 

Bringing together just over 500 miles of stunning coastal scenery, the route follows the main roads along the coastal edges of the North Highlands. With ancient castles, glistening sandy beaches and spell-binding heritage, the North Coast 500 has captured the imaginations of thousands of people.

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  1. Glen Ord Distillery in Muir of Ord, Black Isle

    Sample a sweet, fruity Highland malt whisky on a tour.

  2. TroutQuest

    Join angling experts for fishing lessons, guiding and holidays.

  3. Dunrobin Castle, Sutherlands

    Be enchanted by this magical fairy-tale castle.

  4. Duncansby Head

    Explore the coast and see the magnificent Duncansby sea stacks.

  5. The Castle and Gardens of Mey, Caithness

    Tour the grand rooms and lush gardens once owned by the Royal Family.

  6. Smoo Cave

    An other-worldly underground experience.

  7. Sandwood Bay

    Walk through the machair to an unspoilt beach.

  8. Ewe Canoe

    Discover the coastline on a guided watersports adventure.

  9. Hebridean Whale Cruises

    Board a boat for the wildlife watching trip of a lifetime.

  10. Beinn Eighe

    Choose from a variety of walking routes in the mountain range.

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