Planning a Scottish road trip to remember? Take a look at images from Scotland's 12 National Tourist Routes and the epic North Coast 500, some of the best drives in Scotland.
If you’re looking for scenic drives in Scotland for touring by car, these driving routes will take you through some of the country's most awe-inspiring landscapes, and you'll find plenty of fantastic attractions and charming towns and villages to visit along the way.
Each route varies in length and offers a scenic alternative to main trunk roads and motorways - ideal for a self-drive tour of Scotland. These driving tour routes are easy to follow and well signposted - simply look out for the distinctive brown and white signs.
Don't forget … all these scenic routes can also be done in reverse!
You can now travel short distances of around 5 miles to enjoy the outdoors and exercise in Scotland, to use public spaces for recreational purposes such as sitting to soak up the sun (where possible!), and to meet up with one other household in small numbers. Please remember to maintain physical distancing of 2 metres at all times, both indoors and outdoors.
The following activities are also now possible following the above advice during Phase 1: cycling, fishing, horse riding, golf, walking, hiking and watersports.