Routes and Things to Do
For those who have yet to complete the North Coast 500, you’ll find that one of the joys of travelling in the North Highlands is the ever-present option to turn off a main road and find at the end of it a gem that can still qualify for the title of undiscovered.
The North Coast 500 (NC500) has been voted one of the world’s top coastal touring route. Bringing together more than 500 miles (516 miles, to be exact!) of stunning coastal scenery, the North Coast 500 naturally follows the rugged coastal edges of the North Highlands – one of Scotland’s best-kept secrets. The North Coast 500 is so much more than just a driving route; it’s all about the journey and the experiences you’ll enjoy along the way.
The NC500 is so much bigger than the route itself – it is simply a guideline that enables you to explore hundreds more miles off the main route, by visiting, staying and setting up base in the villages, towns and hamlets scattered off the beaten path. The NC500 is an experience in itself, with so many adventures and new opportunities to be had within. Immerse yourself in the Scottish wilderness and be in awe of the nature that surrounds you – you’ll find mountains, moorlands, hidden hill lochs, Highland glens and deserted Caribbean style beaches right on your doorstep. Take detours down roads or tracks, take part in expeditions and retreats, and experience the Highland way of life and Scotland’s rich culture through amazing food, music and craftsmanship. The North Coast 500 offers a truly unique touring experience, quite unlike anywhere else in the world. The main thing to remember is to take your time – you’re on holiday, after all!
For full details, please see the NC500 website.
200 miles around the Heart of Scotland.
Discover the beauty and mystery of the Heart of Scotland by following the Heart 200 route. Whatever your personal interests and reasons for wanting to explore Scotland, this route has lots to offer and promises a holiday that will leave you with memories to treasure forever.
Heart 200 is a new touring route of approximately 200 miles around Perth, Stirling, The Trossachs and Highland Perthshire – the very Heart of Scotland. What’s more, this stunning journey uniquely links Scotland’s two national parks, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs and the Cairngorms. So, whether you’re looking for a weekend break, week-long holiday or something in-between, Heart 200 offers you a route that has something for every kind of visitor.
For full details, please see the Heart 200 website.