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North Coast 500, Inverness

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Take some of the most scenic road trips in Scotland with North Coast 500, a specially designed tourist route in the Scottish Highlands. The 830 km (516 mi) loop starts and ends at Inverness Castle, winding along coastal roads with spectacular, diverse scenery and numerous observation decks. Ruins, lakes, beaches, sea stacks, mountains, cliffs, chateaus, caverns, and abundant wildlife will provide enough for everyone. A number of fine bed and breakfasts lie along the way. See North Coast 500 and all Inverness has to offer by arranging your trip with our Inverness vacation builder.
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  • What better way to discover the views of Scotland's West Coast than doing the NC500. Stunning views ,fantastic roads and lovely people. Great little pubs and tea/coffee shops. Only spoiled by the occa...  more »
  • This is great trip. Just be brave and come off the beaten track and venture off the main roads and you will see amazing beaches with pure white sand and Caribbean blue sea. Go check Achmelvich beach a...  more »
  • North Coast 500 opens up a vast expanse of the Highlands and allows the traveller to visit areas that they probably never ever thought of. Plenty scope too for a bit of deviation to other areas not sp...  more »