We got off to a lackidaisical start with this post series! We drove the North Coast 500 Route around Scotland pre-pandemic and I started to work on a post series about it, only to get derailed by the pandemic, along with other things.
I’m trying to get started again and am in the process of repairing this page and getting started again on posts. The intention of this post is to gather together things we’ve added about the North Coast 500 rather than trying to add everything in one long post.
North Coast 500 Plus Route Map
You can click here or on the image below to access our map of the route we took (in process, we are adding to it as we go).
You might find some map markers that are off of our route. Those are either ones others have added OR they are the “official North Coast 500 locations — or were when we drove the route. As I mentioned, they no longer have the NC500 “passport” program, but hitting all of these locations ensure that you’ve driven the “official” NC500 route. To access them, you can click here or on the map image below.
Our North Coast 500 Posts
Below is the list of posts we’ve written so far. Mostly, it’s in reverse chronological order — that is from oldest to newest. Yes, it should start with the “planning your adventure” post, but we had written a post of a cemetery along the way that we found particularly interesting. Not all places we mention here are on the “official” NC500 route, but all are places worth visiting.
The Kirkmichael Trust Cemetery in the Scottish highlands has done some serious restoration work, bringing old medieval tombstones into a restored church building for preservation and display. The stones outside, as well as the small mausoleum, are also worth a visit if you like old cemeteries — its just a bit off the main itinerary…
This is the first in what will be a long series of posts about Scotland’s North Coast 500 — an epic and memorable road trip (though I’d better write about it before I forget about it!) This post consists of an introduction and some tips and resources for trip planning. Future posts will comprise stops…
Every August (with the exception of the pandemic, of course), brings the Edinburgh International Festival and, with it, the Fringe Festival. Here’s why we want to go back, if just for the Fringe.