Scenery & Landscape - North Coast 500
The North Coast 500 is 518 miles of pure, unspoilt and breath-taking scenery.
Roads that hug the beautiful sandy beaches are a delight to drive in a Supercar and at times you will feel like you are a million miles from civilisation. This route also offers the opportunity to discover Scottish wildlife and history first hand. When choosing a Supercar to hire for this magnificent route, we would recommend a Ferrari Portofino, Aston Martin DB11 and a Bentley GTC V8 Speed. Northern Supercar Hire can deliver your Supercar to a location of your choice, including Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness airports.
Our route begins at Inverness Castle. Here you can soak up the distinctively Scottish atmosphere in this vibrant city. When you start the North Coast 500 you will enjoy the coastal route via the pretty village of Muir of Ord. The Muir of Ord is known as the entrance to the Black Isle. From here, head along the coast to the amazing Applecross Peninsula. Imagine driving a Supercar on the Bealach na Bà (also known as the Applecross Pass) a stunning winding road through the mountains of the Applecross peninsula.
From here, the route heads to Gairloch, a village on the banks of Loch Gairloch, and then on to Ullapool, another pretty village with fantastic views – and hospitality. From here, the route takes you further into the Northern Highlands, where life becomes more peaceful and remote.
Enjoy the beautiful scenic drive to Scourie which is the next village on the route. The village of Durness feels even more remote, with houses scattered sparsely about the village. The route now heads on to Thurso, the northernmost town in the British Isles. From here your route takes you to the famous John O’Groats. This spot is popular with tourists as one of the most Northern points to start a journey to the South.
Now it’s time to begin to head south to the town of Wick. Wick extends along both sides of Wick Bay, and also surrounds the river. The next stop on the route is our favourite – Dunrobin Castle. This magnificent castle is the family seat of the Earl of Sutherland. It is a picture perfect Scottish castle.
After soaking up the atmosphere at Dunrobin Castle, head to Dingwall. Here you can visit Dingwall Castle but we would recommend Tulloch Castle which is just on the outskirts of Dingwall. This castle dates back to the 12th century. From Dingwall, the route takes you back to Muir of Ord and Inverness.
If you would like more information about hiring a Supercar to enjoy driving on this spectacular route, call Northern Supercar Car on 01244 43 44 55, or contact us.