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North Coast 500

Kylesku Bridge amid mountain scenery

Best Time To Go

Mar - Oct. We particularly enjoy the misty lochs and autumn colours or the tranquillity of early spring.

Why not...

extend your holiday to include 2 - 3 nights on Orkney?

Prices From

£725

No of Nights

8
Self-Drive
Self-Drive

Kylesku Bridge amid mountain scenery

North Coast 500

Best Time To Go

Mar - Oct. We particularly enjoy the misty lochs and autumn colours or the tranquillity of early spring.

Why not...

extend your holiday to include 2 - 3 nights on Orkney?

Prices From

£725

No of Nights

8

Experience Scotland's answer to Route 66 on your scenic self-drive tour of the North Coast of Scotland.

A carefully designed itinerary, travelling the North Coast 500 driving route – covering more than 500 miles of the best coastal scenery the North Highlands has to offer, but within a leisurely week’s holiday. Enjoy challenging drives such as the hairpin bends of the “Bealach na Ba” road to Applecross, then relax in our selection of characterful small hotels and guest houses.

Take a look at our other North Coast 500 itineraries as well, including Premier North Coast 500 or the longer North Coast 500 and Orkney, and Slowly Around the North Coast 500.

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Day One – Torridon

Day Two – Day at Leisure

Day Three – Ullapool

Day Four – Around and About Ullapool

Day Five – Caithness

Day Six – Caithness

Day Seven – Dornoch

Day Eight – Exploring the East Coast

Day Nine – Return Home

This driving route could start in Inverness, or further south and we can tailor-make it to suit.

Location

Following the North Coast 500 touring route, from Inverness to the west coast by Torridon, Ullapool, then along the “top” of Sutherland to Thurso, and finally down the east coast to Dornoch. The itinerary also works perfectly well in reverse order.

 


Pricing

£725 per person for March & November, £795 for April & October and £845 per person for May to September.

Price is based on two adults sharing a double or twin ensuite room for eight nights on a bed and breakfast basis in our hand-picked selection of small hotels and guest houses.

Before your departure, you will receive personalised holiday information including full directions and recommended routes from your specified starting point, and suggestions on places to visit depending on your interests and our local knowledge to help you get the most from your holiday.

Car rental is not included, but can be arranged for a selection of vehicles – do just let us know.

All itineraries and room types are presented subject to availability at specific hotels.

Please note that the above pricing does not include stays over Christmas or New Year. If you are interested in taking this holiday across those dates, please get in touch for a bespoke quote. 


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