Northern Reaches

North Coast 500

The North Coast 500 is a scenic route that covers around 500 miles of stunning Scottish coastline, starting and ending at Inverness Castle. The route is often called Scotland’s Route 66, and it offers a diverse range of landscapes, from rugged coastlines and rolling hills to shimmering lochs and charming villages. Easicampers in Preston have a wide range of small and versatile leisure vehicles to visit this stunning coastline.

Travelling in an Easicampers motorhome can provide a unique and comfortable way to explore the North Coast 500, as you can take your time to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Scottish Highlands. In this guide, we will discuss some of the best places to visit along the North Coast 500 and some helpful tips for travelling in a motorhome from Easicampers Preston.

What you will see

Inverness: The start and end point of the North Coast 500, Inverness is the perfect starting point to explore Scotland. The town is known for its beautiful river Ness and Ness Islands, where you can find bike paths and walking trails. Take a stroll around the old town and grab a bite to eat at a traditional Scottish restaurant.

Black Isle: The Black Isle is located just north of Inverness, and it’s an excellent place to begin your journey. Explore the picturesque villages of Cromarty and Rosemarkie, both with beautiful beaches and stunning coastlines.

Loch Ness: A famous landmark in Scotland, everyone should visit Loch Ness at least once. The Loch is infamous for its mysterious creature, the Loch Ness Monster, and it’s an excellent spot for fishing, hiking, and boat tours.

Applecross: One of the most scenic parts of the North Coast 500, Applecross is home to the highest mountain pass in the UK, the Bealach na Bà. The pass offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape, and during sunset, it turns into an ocean of golden light reflecting over the hills.

Torridon: Torridon is a small village located on the shores of Loch Torridon. With mountains rising from the water’s edge and red deer roaming around the hills, Torridon is a paradise for those who love outdoor activities. You can go hiking in the hills, climb the mountains or just relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings.

Ullapool: Ullapool is a pretty village located on the west coast of Scotland. Visitors can explore the Assynt Geopark, take a boat tour on Loch Broom, or visit the Ullapool Museum. The village’s location also makes it an excellent starting point for a ferry ride to the Outer Hebrides.

Durness: Durness is a remote village located on the north coast of Scotland, known for its natural beauty and stunning beaches. Visitors can hike to the Smoo Cave, a magnificent cave with a waterfall, or take a guided tour of the nearby Cape Wrath Lighthouse.

John O’Groats: John O’Groats is a popular stop on the North Coast 500, known for being the most northern point in mainland Scotland. Visitors can take a photo next to the famous signpost or take a boat tour to see the nearby Stacks of Duncansby.

Dunrobin Castle: Dunrobin Castle is a beautiful country house located near the village of Golspie. Built-in the 13th century, the castle has a rich history, and visitors can browse through the castle’s gardens.

The Cairngorms: The Cairngorms National Park is a vast area located in the heart of Scotland. The park is an excellent destination for hikers, mountain climbers and wildlife enthusiasts. Visitors can see a range of animals, including reindeer, golden eagles and red squirrels.

These are just some of the highlights you can expect to see on the North Coast 500. The route has a vibrant range of scenery, with beautiful coastlines, majestic mountains and charming villages, there is always something new to discover.

Some tips to get the best experience

Plan ahead, it’s important to plan ahead to make sure you’ve got enough time and can find available campsites/hotels for your motor-home.

Take your time, the North Coast 500 is not about rushing from one location to the next. Take your time and enjoy the scenery.

Drive carefully, some of the roads on the North Coast 500 are narrow and winding, so take your time and stay alert.

Respect the environment, always ensure you leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but memories, respect the environment when visiting and practice leaving no trace.

Exploring the North Coast 500 in a Easicampers motorhome is a perfect way to experience Scotland, its natural beauty and its rich history. You’ll have the freedom to explore and take in the sights, and there is always a new adventure waiting for you along the route. 

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