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North Coast 500

The Proclaimers famously sang about walking 500 miles, and now you can take the ultimate 500-mile journey!

Are you ready to discover the North Coast 500? Called “Scotland’s Route 66” and “one of the top coastal trips in the world,” the North Coast 500 is made for exploring in a campervan hire.

To give you inspiration, we’ve come up with 7 and 10 day touring itineraries that hit all the highlights- castles, adventures, scenic mountain and coastal vistas, quaint country pubs serving delicious local fare and whisky, welcoming touring parks- our itinerary has it all! So all you have to do is arrive in Edinburgh, and the friendly campervan experts at Roseisle will pick you up and get you ready to hit the road in your luxury campervan rental. You’ll take in all the sights and experiences in self contained comfort, making the most of your epic Scotland North Coast 500 journey!

The NC500 route is just over 500 miles and begins in the capital of the Highlands- Inverness. From there, it follows the A835 towards the west coast, and snakes along the coastline upwards through the North West Highlands, across the north edge of mainland Britain and finally down the east coast on the A9 from Britain’s most northerly town, John O’Groats, completing the loop in Inverness.

Bringing together a route of just over 500 miles of stunning coastal scenery, the route path naturally follows the main roads across the coastal edges of the North Highlands taking in the villages and towns of places like Ullapool, Durness, Dornoch and Inverness. Perfect for touring in a campervan hire, the route is arguably one of the most scenic in Scotland. Key “stop and take a picture” locations 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.

There really is nothing quite like the open road, and from the comfort of your luxury campervan rental, you never know, at the end of the 500 miles, you might just be tempted explore 500 more!

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