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Police have called the North Coast 500 a racetrack.

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Norther Constabulary have issued a warning to driver's on the NC500  ahead of the 2020 summer rush by tourists to drive the North Coast 500. Last year 70 drivers received warnings and 40 were dealt with by way of fixed penalties at the scene or will be reported to the procurator fiscal for prosecution. 

Northern Constabulary said offences included dangerous driving and speeding, other motorists were also detected on the route driving carelessly, failing to wear a seatbelt & using a mobile phone while driving. The North Coast 500 is attracting more and more tourists every year, most of these drivers are not from the local area and are not used to driving on the left or on single track roads.

North Coast 500 Roadtrip News

  • North Coast 500 Accommodation

    North Coast 500 Accommodation

    North Coast 500 Accommodation & Lodgings You Can Find Along This Amazing Route Around The Scottish Highlands the NC500.

    Need a place to stay doing the North Coast 500 road trip? check out our guide of available lodging places throughout the Scottish Highlands, from campsites & Glamping pods, luxury hotels & Spa to Guesthouses & B&B's.

     
  • 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 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.

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