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Highland Escapes And Retreats

The Romantic To The Adventuorus

Nestling in picturesque glens Highland country villages lay delights you could only dream of, Starting from Inverness (the Gateway To The Highland;s), in the very heart of the Highlands of Scotland, is a quite delightful little authentic Scottish coastal tourist called the North Coast 500 

Inverness is the ultimate starting point of this amazing Scottish roadtrip. The perfect place for that special romantic break or retreat from the rat race - just relax and take in the environment around you let your soul go and escape from the strains an stresses of everyday life


The beauty of Scotland is that its rich scenery and wondrous locales afford it with so many options for romantic getaways and leisurely vacations with the one you love

Filled with history and breathtaking landscapes, Caithness, Lochaber, Ross-shire in the Highlands of Scotland are the perfect place for a romantic getaway. The scottish Highland's is a land of peaceful solitude, colourful and breathtaking scenery and an area of outstanding beauty and wilderness. Its rich and colourful past is never more apparent than in the abundance of little towns, villages and monuments to the past where each new corner throws open a dramatic sense of history and scenic delight

Do as much, or as little as you please while spending quality time on the NC500. And don’t forget the camera, for the photographs will be as spectacular and special as the memories

For the more active or adventurous

The Highland's has the finest and most exhilarating ‘activity centres’ in Scotland. And here at NC500Route66 our relationships with the superb range of local activity providers and attractions in the area allow us to offer you some great deals on accommodation plus activity. As there is so much to do and enjoy here, and as everyone’s tastes are different,

let us suggest something or put something together for you, best suited to your needs

For walking, climbing, fishing , stalking, cycling and skiing breaks and holidays in Scotland in particular – do contact us and take full advantage of our specialist knowledge. And while the activities are superlative, it is the beautiful scenery of the North Coast 500, and excellent hospitality of the Scottish Highland's which helps guarantee the perfect activity or adventure break or escape

NC500Route66 offers memorable activity and action packed activity holidays, short breaks, and vacations in Scotland right throughout the year.

Our most popular activities, apart from all the mountain sports -  include white water rafting, quad biking, canyoning, clay pigeon shooting, abseiling, fishing,  and archery. From these and more we can also help you tailor make full days activity schedules to best suit your requirements

We are happy to cater for small group activity breaks and holidays in the highlands of Scotland, but as we are a small and very popular Scottish Highland leisure hotel, we do ask for 4 weeks notice at weekends, when we often have limited or no availability 

North Coast 500 Roadtrip News

  • Overnight Roadside Parking On the North Coast 500

    Parking On the North Coast 500

    Overnight Roadside Parking On the North Coast 500

    Overnight Parking is generally allowed on the North Coast 500 but there are exceptions to this. Any restrictions enforced will be limited to those few instances where the impact of overnight parking has a significant impact on the local community. This will be confined to village and town centres, and potentially certain "destination lay-bys" in the open countryside which serve as car parks for all types of visitors.


  • North Coast 500 Filling Stations

    The North Coast and the whole region of the Scottish highlands is very easy to get to 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.

    Once in the area, North Coast 500 car hire, NC500bike hire and bus services are well established to offer you local service. For your assistance in planning a trip to Inverness & The Scottish Highland's, we have provided travel information and links to help you prepare your trip. Check out our useful links page for details of transportation options and other useful North Coast 500 information.

    Locally in this area, there are taxi services in Inverness who will pick you up from any Scottish airport or railway station and they also provide Highland tours. You can compare flights to the area and then make arrangements to rent a carfrom any Scottish airport, or consider renting from a local garage here in Fort William, and this can be collected from Inverness Railway station or delivered to your hotel.

    Petrol and diesel & Electric Vehicle charging points are now available in most larger towns, but always be aware of rural filling stations as they may not be open, depending on the time of year and how they are feeling that day. (as well as breakdown and repairs/servicing garages) are available 24 hours from Inverness and surrounding areas.

  • When will the north coast 500 tourist route reopen?

    Scotland's North Coast 500 tourist route set to reopen by mid-July.

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice. Not all businesses on the North Coast 500 are operating as advertised due to the current Coronavirus situation. Please see the latest advice on travel and booking.

    All being well More than two-thirds of businesses around this 516 mile tourist route around the Scottish highland's (The North Coast 500 - NC500) are getting ready to reopen as soon as they are given the all-clear by the Scottish Government. The whole of the Scottish Highland's has welcomed the recent announcement from the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism, Fergus Ewing, of the provisional date of 15th July when tourism businesses may be able to resume operations.

North Coast 500 Food Stops

North Coast 500 Food Stops


North Coast 500 Car Hire

north coast 500 garage services

North Coast 500 Garages