North Coast 500
7 Day Coach Holiday
The North Coast 500 was introduced in 2015 to showcase northern Scotland’s breathtaking scenery of powder white beaches, sky-scraping mountains, glassy lochs, deep glens, ancient ruins and sleepy fishing villages. It’s an unforgettable experience and so much more than just a road trip. On this exciting, twin centre holiday, we explore a section of this popular circuit that has been described as ‘Scotland’s Route 66’. Our itinerary takes in the grandiose Highland capital of Inverness and the seaside resort of Dornoch. Then we head to the peaceful settlement of Lairg on the southern shores of Loch Shin, and picturesque Ullapool on Loch Broom. We enjoy a stay in Gairloch amid the stunning scenery of Wester Ross, and call at lovely Lochinver, a village hidden away in a sheltered bay in the backwoods of the Highlands. Our final treat is misty and magical Skye, an island renowned for its natural beauty, intriguing history and wildlife.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Coach Holidays (UK Mainlands)
- Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
- Coach travel throughout
- Excursions as stated
Your Holiday ItineraryDay One. We make our way north and check into the Dornoch Hotel for our three night stay.
Day Two. We visit the Highland capital of Inverness where attractions include a stately riverside castle, gothic cathedral and the Ness Islands bridge linked walkways. Then onwards to the Glenmorangie Distillery by the tranquil shores of the Dornoch Firth.
Day Three. A free day to explore our seaside resort of Dornoch. The town is home to sandy beaches, a thirteenth century cathedral and a championship golf course as well as nesting birds and a colony of seals.
Day Four. We say cheerio to Dornoch and make our way across the Highlands to the village of Lairg, home to quaint shops and cafés, then onwards to the fishing village of Ullapool known for its beautiful location. We continue to Gairloch and check in to our hotel for our three night stay.
Day Five. Today’s treat is a leg of the famed North Coast 500 route. We pass amazing beaches, scenery and sea views as we journey north along the coastal road to the small fishing port of Lochinver. Sitting in a sheltered bay on the edge of the loch this charming village is home to Highland Stoneware pottery. We continue north to the remote crofting village of Drumbeg with its magnificent views of the northern seascape before looping back to Gairloch.
Day Six. We visit the mystical Isle of Skye which is renowned for its natural beauty, history and wildlife. We call at the island’s capital Portree, situated on the east coast overlooking a sheltered bay. Perhaps browse the array of gift and book shops, take a stroll or stop for a hot drink at one of the many restaurants or cafés.
Day Seven. After breakfast we bid farewell to Wester Ross and make our way home.
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Dornoch Hotel Dornoch
This hotel stands in its own grounds, just a short stroll to the beach and overlooking the Royal Dornoch Golf Club. Impressive facilities include a grand wood-panelled bar, a sun lounge, and a pitch and putt course. The lovely town with its splendid cathedral is just minutes away.
Gairloch Hotel - Gairloch, Wester Ross
This rather grand, sprawling property overlooks the sea in the pretty tourist hub of Gairloch. It has a charming restaurant, lounge bar and well equipped bedrooms.
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