North Coast 500

The Famous NC500

If you’re looking for an iconic adventure – you can’t beat the North Coast 500 in one of our 4×4 vehicles. This world-famous touring route is designed for sightseeing and experiencing the best scenery and rugged terrain that Scotland has to offer. Experience beautiful valleys, endless coastal roads and breathtaking mountain scenery. You can drive the route in 3 to 5 days but to really enjoy it we recommend taking between 5 and 10 days. This 516 mile scenic adventure begins and ends at Inverness Castle. Follow the rugged coastal edges of the North Highlands in luxury and style when you hire a vehicle from Scotland 4×4 Hires, giving you a smooth, comfortable, reliable ride and plenty of storage space. You can stay at some of Scotland’s best guest houses and hotels along the way.

The Route

The North Coast 500 is the ultimate road trip. You’ll start and finish at Inverness Castle and it’s a circular route around the Scottish Highlands. Traditionally you would follow the route clockwise west to Applecross, north to Durness, east to John O’Groats and back to Inverness. There are plenty of exceptional guest houses and hotels on the way. You’ll discover breathtaking white sandy beaches, rugged mountains, castles, historic monuments, fresh local produce, distilleries and breweries and will see Scotland’s spectacular wildlife. It’s the trip of a lifetime and best experienced in a luxurious 4×4 vehicle.

The Car

If you plan to take the North Coast 500, we are confident that you’ll have a fantastic road trip. To make it even better, we recommend hiring a 4×4 from Scotland 4×4 Hires for additional reliability, storage and confidence that you can travel across Scotland’s challenging terrain in the ultimate comfort. Our vehicles provide an outstanding driving experience in luxury, especially in the winter months when the conditions can be as dramatic as the scenery.

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