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North Coast of Scotland

North Coast of Scotland (NC500) Self-Drive Road Trip

Discover the beauty of Scotland on the North Coast 500, a scenic route starting from Inverness. Experience coastal views, dramatic cliffs, and pristine beaches. Traverse mountainous landscapes, enjoy spectacular coasts, and visit historic castles.

Head off on the North Coast 500, a picturesque route tracing Scotland's northern coastline from Inverness with this online road trip itinerary. Encounter awe-inspiring coastal vistas with dramatic cliffs and pristine beaches, blending spectacular scenery with rugged coastlines. Journey through mountainous terrain, including the majestic Torridon Mountains, offering panoramic views and excellent hiking opportunities. Explore historical landmarks like Dunrobin Castle and Eilean Donan Castle.

Experience warm Scottish hospitality, with chances to visit whisky distilleries along the way. Travelling through the Scottish Highlands via the NC500 route is a mesmerising expedition through wild landscapes, where misty mountains, tranquil lochs, and ancient castles form a captivating backdrop. Immerse yourself in Scottish culture, meet friendly locals, discover historic sites, and marvel at the untouched natural beauty of this remote region.

North Coast of Scotland Road Trip:

The cost is £9.99 to access the online road trip itinerary for yourself and your group, for 12 months on UncoverBritain, to use when planning and on the road. You can choose and book accommodations, attractions, and experiences you are interested in. If you're looking for a vehicle for the road trip, take a look here

Highlights of the trip include:

·      Marvel at the breathtaking Scottish Highlands: Witness dramatic mountains, rugged coastlines, and charming villages along the NC500 route.

·      Join in with Highland activities: Engage in various pursuits like hiking, fishing, wildlife observation, and golfing amid the stunning Highland scenery.

·      Embrace the tranquillity: Experience the peace and quiet of the remote Highlands, escaping the hustle and bustle of daily life.

·      Immerse in Highland history and culture: Discover the region's rich heritage through castles, museums, and historical sites scattered along the NC500.

·      Indulge in local cuisine: Delight in the finest Scottish food and drink, including fresh seafood and locally-produced whisky, amidst the scenic beauty of the Scottish Highlands.

About the road trip itinerary:

·      Access on 2 devices (mobile, tablet or desktop) for 12 months

·      Suggested fully flexible mapped route – The route is around 500 miles

·      Adjust to suit between 3 and 14 nights

·      This guide includes visitor information for 18 destinations on the route, plus a huge amount of links and references. Local experiences and activities are also available to browse by bookable links.

·      Map pinpoints for Viewpoints, Places of interest, Hidden gems, Wild swim spots and On-screen spots

·      Map pinpoints for Campsites, Motorhome stops & almost wild spots, Hotels, B&Bs, guesthouses and lodges


Activity highlights

·      Access on 2 devices (12 mths) & make the best of your holiday with planner/maps

·      Maps, destinations, attractions, campsites, hotels etc, hidden gems, viewpoints

·      All in one place, with embedded links for the most up-to-date information

·      Saves hours of searching so you won't miss a thing, before and during your break

If you're looking for other road trip ideas in Scotland, take a look at our Scottish road trips.

From £9.99 per adult

Departure days

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

February — October

Contact details

Uncover Britain

Kipling Road
United Kingdom

Tour information


  • Applecross
  • Inverness
  • Thurso
  • Ullapool
  • Wick




  • Self drive


  • Bespoke


  • Adventure
  • Architecture
  • Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Castles
  • Family
  • Film and TV
  • Food and drink
  • History
  • Island Hopping
  • Landscapes
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Photography
  • Walking
  • Walking/Hiking
  • Whisky
  • Wildlife

Tour prices

From £9.99 Per Adult

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Prices are subject to change depending on season

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Tour company information

Uncover Britain

Uncover Britain provides road trip itineraries for some of the best and most scenic Scottish road trips. The road trips in Scotland include the well-known and well-loved North Coast 500. However, road trippers can uncover their own Scotland with one of the other popular routes, such as the West Coast of Scotland, including the amazing Isle of Skye, the former 'Kingdom of Fife, with a visit to non-other than the home of Golf, and discover more about Edinburgh and the Romantic Borders.

Opening times

9.00 - 5.30 Monday to Friday

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