How long does it take to drive North Coast 500?

How long does it take to drive North Coast 500?

How long does it take to drive North Coast 500?

5 days
The North Coast 500 is not a route to be driven quickly. Not only would it be unsafe to race along it, but you’ll want to drive it at a relaxed pace to take in the wonderful scenery! Our advice is to allow at least 5 days to drive the full route round-trip, although more days will obviously allow you to see more.

How do I plan the North Coast 500?

Driving responsibly – read the Highway Code before you depart and our road safety guidelines for the NC500, including driving on single track roads. Keep our landscape beautiful – dispose of your rubbish appropriately. Dispose of your motorhome waste appropriately – please use facilities provided around the route.

What is the best route for the North Coast 500?

The itinerary begins and ends in the city of Inverness. We recommend driving the NC500 route counterclockwise (starting along the east coast) so the itinerary follows this direction going northeast and then west. However, you can easily reverse this route and start your trip by exploring the west coast first.

Can you do the North Coast 500 in 5 days?

We would suggest that five days is a good amount of time in which to drive the North Coast 500. Five days will give you enough time for sightseeing and stops along the way, without feeling too rushed. You can of course drive the NC500 more quickly, but we would strongly advise against this.

Is the North Coast 500 worth it?

Whether driving, cycling or walking, the North Coast 500 is the trip of a lifetime. Rather like a fine single malt, it deserves to be savoured rather than gulped. If you are driving, I would suggest a fortnight; anything under 10 days is just a taster.

What is the best time to visit Scotland to avoid midges?

Come between late September and late May If you arrive in Scotland, before the weather has warmed up too much you are unlikely to see many midges. Also if you visit in May or early September, you are also likely to encounter the best weather conditions Scotland has to offer.

Can you do North Coast 500 in a car?

Surprisingly, there are plenty of opportunities to fuel your car along the way while you’re on The North Coast 500. Nevertheless, it’s still important to have a plan for your pit stops to avoid running out and being forced to halt your holiday.

Can you do the North Coast 500 in 3 days?

I think it was around this time on Day 2, that it really rung home that we were trying to complete the NC500 too quickly. 3 days to do the whole route is easily doable, but it limits opportunities to stop, chill, and enjoy the scenery.

Where should I stay for the North Coast 500?

North Coast 500 Hotels: Inverness

  • Kingsmills Hotel.
  • Rocpool Reserve Hotel.
  • Bunchrew House Hotel.
  • Apartments, Private Rooms, & Self-Catering Cottages along the North Coast 500.
  • Boath House Hotel.
  • Tulloch Castle Hotel.
  • Kincraig Castle Hotel.
  • Mansfield Castle Hotel.

Why do people drive the north coast 500?

Probably the most popular reason that people choose to drive the North Coast 500 is the scenery. The Scottish Highlands is well known for its scenery and this northern section is no exception!