North Coast 500 in a campervan rentalPosted on: October 27, 2017
Just like The Proclaimers song, you can travel 500 miles on Scotland’s ultimate road trip- the North Coast 500! And you can get the best out of your trip to this amazing part of the world in a luxury campervan rental from Roseisle.
Are you ready to explore the “Route 66” of Scotland? After all, the North Coast 500 was meant to be enjoyed in a motorhome or campervan rental!
Recommended locations to take a picture along the route include:
• Spectacular beaches such as Achmelvich and Dornoch
• Stunning mountain ranges such as Ben Hope and Suilven
• Mesmerising castles such as the fairytale Dunrobin and the striking ruins of Ardvreck
Nessie in a campervan rental
After you pick up your motorhome hire, head to Inverness, where the North Coast 500 begins and ends. Between the vibrant city, Urquhart castle and the famous loch, you’ll be spoiled for choice in the capital of the Highlands, so leave plenty of time to browse- and be on the lookout for Nessie!
Next, you will venture west towards Applecross, and in your campervan rental you’ll drive through some of the most stunning scenery in Scotland. Charming villages, traditional inns and friendly Highlanders welcome you, all before you hit Bealachna Bà, which is Gaelic for “the Pass of Cattle.” Take it slow here on the hairpin turns (and allow those queuing behind you to overtake!) and you won’t have any problems driving your motorhome rental on one of Scotland’s most twisty roads. The sugar sands of Applecross and Gairloch beaches and the verdant Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve are your rewards! This is an outdoor lover’s paradise, and it’s just outside the doorstep of your campervan hire, with all the amenities of home.
From Ullapool you can take in the view of the Summer Isles from the comfort of your motorhome rental, and explore this stunning landscape at the edge of the world-at your own pace. Towards Durness, there is just one spectacular vista after another- we recommend stopping at Achnahaird Bay for a picnic lunch before heading on to Sango Sands to stay.
As you continue on the North Coast 500 towards Wick, you will go through remote and wild Caithness, with sweeping views, ancient archaeological sites and wildlife reserves. We recommend taking your campervan hire off the beaten path and exploring Talmine Bay near Melness, as well as Castle Mey. Notice how the local culture has definitely Norse vibes- after all, the Vikings used to rule here! Wick has everything you need for enjoying a comfortable stay in your campervan and stocking up on supplies.
Campervan Rental Edinburgh, Scotland
From here, it’s back to Inverness or Edinburgh in your campervan rental. There really is nothing quite like the open road, and from the comfort of your luxury campervan from Roseisle you never know, at the end of the 500 miles, you might just be tempted explore 500 more!