Explore Scotland’s stunning north coast
Black Isle is a peninsula (not an island) famous for its charming towns and villages, scenery and thriving food and drink scene.
Caithness, situated on the most north eastern part of the NC 500, is a large area of unspoilt, dramatic coastline and beauty. Caithness is also home to John O’Groats, mainland Britain’s most northernly village.
Easter Ross sits on the coast of the NC 500, just north of Inverness, taking in the small towns of Tain, Alness, Invergordon, Dingwall and Cromarty. If you’re lucky, you might seals along the shoreline.
The capital of the Highlands and the base for your NC 500 adventure, enjoy picturesque river walks, traditional Scottish cuisine and live music.
Sutherland is the largest county on the NC 500 and covers a wide expanse – enjoy stunning scenery, important historical sites and some of the best golf courses in Britain.
An area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB), Wester Ross is largely unspoilt, with a small of population of just 6000. You’ll find breathtaking lochs, mountains, beaches and often deserted roads and paths.