What is Scotland’s version of Route 66?

How long does it take to drive Scotlands Route 66?

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. If you have less than 5 days, we’d recommend focusing on a section of the route or a region or two in the area.

Where does the NC500 go?

Route Overview

The NC500 starts in the northern city of Inverness, weaves along the west coast to Applecross and then northwards towards the towns of Torridon and Ullapool.

Is the NC500 busy?

The NC500 is always going to be busiest in the peak summer tourism months of June, July, and August. … May and September are really great options if you’re hoping to share the road with fewer vehicles, whilst the route would still be absolutely beautiful in the early spring months or further into autumn.

Can you walk the NC500?

Is the route suitable for walkers? Yes! Many people have now tried walking the North Coast 500. Why don’t you head to World Walking where you can sign up for support to do the route by foot…

What are the stops on the NC500?

The North Coast 500 Route: 12 Great places to visit, stop and…

  • Inverness. Just a modest drive from our doors and the gorgeous Cairngorms, the city of Inverness is the gateway to the NC 500 road. …
  • Rogie Falls. …
  • Applecross Peninsula. …
  • Ullapool. …
  • Clachtoll. …
  • Cape Wrath. …
  • Durness. …
  • Thurso.
THIS IS FUN:  What age can you legally work in Scotland?

Why is it called the NC500?

The NC500 route traces the top section of mainland Scotland in a loop. This remote part of the country is becoming more and more popular, especially with lovers of the great outdoors and road trippers. It gets its name from the length of the loop, which stands at just over 500 miles, or 516 miles (830km) to be exact.

What is NC500 in Scotland?

The North Coast 500 is Scotland’s answer to route 66 and one of the most beautiful coastal touring routes in the world (well, we think so, anyway!). Bringing together just over 500 miles of stunning coastal scenery, the route follows the main roads along the coastal edges of the North Highlands.