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North Coast 500 Driving Tips

Tips For Driving The Noth Coast 500 Scotlands Route 66

Drive too many hours at once and you will be in danger of missing the sights along the way and only make yourself tired. Try to aim at driving not more than 5 hours a day. always allow for the time you will be stopping to fuel up, eat and just have of coffee. Remember that the North Coast 500 is not a motorway, so you will go slower. It's not a race.

Follow our simple tips to help you along the way as you travel around this amazing coastal route around the Scottish highland's

North Coast 500 Filling Stations

North Coast 500 Filling Stations

Filling Stations Along The North Coast 500 Route.

The North Coast and the whole region of the Scottish highlands is very easy to get to with several filling stations all along the north coast 500 route, regardless of where you are travelling from. The area is extremely well serviced with good rail and road links, notably the famous and wonderfully scenic West Highland Line, and Aberdeen and Inverness airports are 100 and 5 miles respectively from Inverness. A lot of people also fly into Prestwick Airport which is about 45 minutes south of Glasgow by road, or fast regular rail link.

North Coast 500 Speed Limits
North Coast 500 Speed Limits

North Coast 500 Speed Limits

What are the North Coast 500 Speed Limits?

If you are planning on zooming around the NC500 like a bad thing then maybe you should realise a few things first about the speed limits on this iconic coastal route around the Scottish highlands. firstly there are no motorways in the highlands and very few sections of dual carriageway, thus the whole route is made up of single carriageway and single track roads.

Driving On North Coast 500
Driving On North Coast 500

Driving On North Coast 500

Driving On North Coast 500 Roads

While driving on the North Coast 500 always take extra care while driving on single track and narrow roads and always reduce your speed at approaches to bends, which can be sharper than they appear, also at junctions and turnings, which may be partially hidden.

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