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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

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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Luxury Scotland


Luxury Scotland is a group of 30 of the finest, luxury hotels in Scotland. Scotland is one of the few places in the world where it is still fun to drive. The North Coast 500 is a perfect example and as you drive around the route you can visit Kinloch Lodge on The Isle of Skye, the ancestral home of Lord Macdonald of Macdonald, but now hotel with a Michelin starred restaurant, The Torridon, built in 1887 as a Highland shooting lodge but now a luxury hotel in 58 acres of parkland, Inver Lodge Hotel, set in one of the last great wildernesses of Europe, Rocpool Reserve and Chez Roux in Inverness city centre where you will find a range of Hip, Chic, Decadent and extra Decadent rooms and Boath House, one of the most perfectly preserved Georgian mansion houses in Scotland with a Michelin starred restaurant.

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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 in Caithness
in 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, which was launched to critical acclaim in 2015.
The gin is hand distilled and features a carefully selected collection of local and traditional botanicals, including juniper berries,
rowan berries and sea buckthorn, which are used to create a truly exceptional gin with a unique flavour profile.

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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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