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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.

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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 in Caithness on the North Coast 500 route. 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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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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Glenmorangie Distillery


In 1843, William Matheson founded the Glenmorangie Distillery in the Scottish Highlands. Inspired by the Distillery’s peaceful surroundings on the banks of the Dornoch Firth, he had the vision to bring forth a pioneering single malt whisky wonderfully complex and exceptionally smooth. Ever since, we have pursued our craft with uncompromising dedication – endlessly creative in our quest for perfection. To this day, we share the story of Glenmorangie through our award-winning single malts and also through the Distillery Visitor Centre and Glenmorangie House.

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Cottages & Castles


Cottages & Castles is Scotland’s answer to high quality, beautifully located, self-catering accommodation. We are extremely proud of the different array of holiday homes we have to offer and are excited to be able to say that many of them sit along the route of the North Coast 500.

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