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MARVEL AT THE COASTAL SCENERY OF SCOTLAND’S NORTHERN COAST.

The North Coast 500, or NC500, is one of the most scenic drives in Scotland and the Scottish version of Route 66. It is a circular route around the northern coast of the Highlands, totalling 830 kilometres (516 miles).

It will take you from Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, up to John O‘ Groats and Dunnet Head, Scotland and the UK’s mainland northernmost point. Then follow the north coast west to Durness, before coming back down through Ullapool and the mighty Applecross.

This drive offers amazing views of rocky cliffs, gold sand beaches and beautiful mountains of the rural and rugged north coast. There are many sites to visit on the way, including the beautiful Smoo Cave, the largest and most dramatic sea cave in Britain, and the pristine beaches and turquoise waters of Durness. 

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Tours including North Coast 500

You could experience North Coast 500 through any one of these tours below.

Scotland
Self-drive
11 days / 10 nights
Apr - Oct

North Coast 500 Escape

1438GBP

1222GBP

Eur

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11 days / 10 nights
Apr - Oct

North Coast 500 Escape

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Scotland
Self-drive
13 days / 12 nights
Apr - Oct

North Coast 500 Escape & The Isle of Skye

1694GBP

1440GBP

Eur

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Scotland
Self-drive
13 days / 12 nights
Apr - Oct

North Coast 500 Escape & The Orkney Islands

1796GBP

1527GBP

Eur

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