Scotland's  North Coast 500

Planning your NC500 trip in advance is a must!


Day 1: Inverness to Dornoch

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Starting Point & Ending Point

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Sightseeing & Trip to Dornoch

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Falls of Shin Walk

Inverness is your starting point and your end point. Take in the sights and then start the short one hour trip to Dornoch.

Wildlife Spotting on the Seaside

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Day 2: Dornoch to Wick

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Loch Fleet

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Dunrobin Castle

Only a one and half hour drive, including lots of scenic stops along the way.


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Old Pulteney Distillery

day 3:

A 2 1/2 hrs drive to the furthest northern settlement on mainland Britain, the world-famous John O’ Groats.

Wick to Durness via John O'Groats

day 4:

An hour and a half drive, stopping at the stunning Scourie and Ullapool.

Durness to  Lochinver

day 5:

Just over a 2 hour drive, stopping at Ullapool and Melon Udrigle Beach in Wester Ross. Then take in the sea views of Gairloch.

Lochinver to Gairloch

Day 6: Gairloch to Beauly

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Walk Around the River Beauly

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Listen to a Pipe Band in the Square

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Have a Good Meal and a Drink

Only a one and a half hour drive and a great place to stay the night before heading back to the city.

Dunollie Castle

day 7:

Just a 30 min drive along the southern shore of Beauly Firth takes you back to the start and is also your end point.

Beauly to Inverness

Swipe up to learn more about all the things you need to know before you go and a great list of Q&A's!

Are you ready to go?