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North Coast 500

Scotland's answer to Route 66, the new scenic route showcasing the fairy-tale castles, beaches and ruins.

North Coast 500

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North Coast 500

Experience the northern coastal route in the Highlands. Linking spectacular natural heritage and scenery. Celebrate Local Food and Drink, Accomodation, Retail, Arts, Crafts and Attractions.

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Dunnet Bay Distillery

 

Set up and run by husband and wife team, Martin and Claire Murray, Dunnet Bay Distillery is located on the North Coast 500 in Caithness (far north of Scotland). The couple are passionate about handcrafting spirits that celebrate the heritage and provenance of the Scottish Highlands and pride themselves on using local hand-foraged botanicals. The distillery is most famous for producing the multi award winning Rock Rose Gin. The distillery welcomes visitors from Easter to October and the shop is opens all year round. Visitors can expect to enjoy a tour of the botanical gardens and try a sample of the gin and vodka.


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The Castle and Gardens of Mey
 

The Castle and Gardens of Mey, located on the North Coast 500 route near Thurso, was the only home The Queen Mother ever owned. The Castle of Mey have held Visit Scotland's highest award of a 5 Star quality assurance grading every year since their first unannounced visit in 2007. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother first saw what was then Barrogill Castle in 1952. Falling for its isolated charm and hearing it was to be abandoned, she decided to save it. The visitor centre, tearoom, shop, grounds and animal centre are open every day during the season from 10am until 5pm.


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Plan your trip around one of Scotland's most beautiful coastal routes

North Coast 500: More than 500 miles of the best the North Highlands has to offer. The route way runs to and from Inverness, venturing round the capital of the Highlands, up the West Coast and back via the rugged north coast.
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