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Location: Londonas

Day 1 - 29 Jul 2021

Londonas

Londonas, Londonas

Content: We are big road trips lovers and we planned to go visit Scotland by car for a long time. This trip was a bit last minute planned as we originally had it all planned and booked earlier however we had to cancel due to getting ill. However we decided to still go one day before and next morning we were on the car with only 3 first nights booked and not much planning. Just freedom and go with a flow! We are experienced travellers and we can be spontanious however if you go to Scotland, especially North Coast 500 route - I recommend to plan and book all your stays in advance as accommodation here is quite limited and gets booked fast. Ok

Location: Liverpool

Day 1 - 29 Jul 2021

Heywood House Hotel, BW Signature Collection by Best Western

Liverpool, Heywood House Hotel, BW Signature Collection by Best Western

Content: Check in to this lovely boutique hotel in a city center. Wonderful bed and spacious room. Nice staff. Parking is 5 min walk.

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

Liverpool, Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Liverpool, Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

Content: Lazy walk around the docks in the city center. Liverpool is a beautiful city with a great old vibe.

The Beatles Pier Head

Liverpool, The Beatles Pier Head
Liverpool, The Beatles Pier Head

Content: Visiting famous The Beatles statue and enjoying pretty sunset.

Boujee Restaurant and Bar

Liverpool, Boujee Restaurant and Bar
Liverpool, Boujee Restaurant and Bar
Liverpool, Boujee Restaurant and Bar
Liverpool, Boujee Restaurant and Bar

Content: Dinner and drinks at this very pink restaurant! Very instagrammable place that ladies will love. My husband was not too impressed tho🤣

Location: Liverpool

Day 2 - 30 Jul 2021

Childhood Home of John Lennon

Liverpool, Childhood Home of John Lennon

Content: Visiting childhood home of John Lennon. This is something that real fan of “The Beatles” should do.

Childhood Home of Paul McCartney

Liverpool, Childhood Home of Paul McCartney

Content: Paul McCartney childhood home.

Location: Edinburgh

Day 2 - 30 Jul 2021

Dean Village

Edinburgh, Dean Village
Edinburgh, Dean Village

Content: Arriving to a beautiful Edinburgh city. We visited before so going to spend only a night here, however if its your first time here allow minimum 2 full days to explore this beautiful city!

Calton Hill

Edinburgh, Calton Hill
Edinburgh, Calton Hill

Content: My favourite place in Edinburgh! A hill with most wonderful panoramic views! You cannot skip it!

Holyrood apartHOTEL Serviced Apartments Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Holyrood apartHOTEL Serviced Apartments Edinburgh

Content: Chech in to a self serviced apartments in city center for a night.

Location: Edinburgas

Day 2 - 30 Jul 2021

Edinburgas

Edinburgas, Edinburgas
Edinburgas, Edinburgas

Content: Just walking around beautiful city center.

Location: Edinburgh

Day 2 - 30 Jul 2021

The Cellar Door - Scottish Restaurant

Edinburgh, The Cellar Door - Scottish Restaurant
Edinburgh, The Cellar Door - Scottish Restaurant

Content: Excellent dinner here! We try traditional Scottish tasting menu with 6 courses and we are in food heaven. Highly recommend it!

Location: Inverness

Day 3 - 31 Jul 2021

Edinburgh Castle

Inverness, Edinburgh Castle
Inverness, Edinburgh Castle

Content: Check out from apartments. More walks around the city. Visiting Ross fountain, Edinburgh castle and Vennel steps.

The Kelpies

Inverness, The Kelpies

Content: Wonderful roadside stop for us in this community park with two modern horses statues build on water island! Very impressive sight and nice place to walk around and have lunch. Park is free but we paid £2 for a parking. Worth a visit!

Loch Nesas

Inverness, Loch Nesas
Inverness, Loch Nesas

Content: Beautiful sunny day. Road. Best playlist. Snacks. And we reach Loch Ness area! You know - the lake with legendary monster!

Foyers House

Inverness, Foyers House
Inverness, Foyers House

Content: Checking in to this lovely privately runned hotel! Wonderful terrace with lake view. Rustic style. Friendly owners. Most delicious dinner here at the hotel too!

Falls of Foyers

Inverness, Falls of Foyers

Content: Late and very scenic hike for some fresh air around the waterfalls! Touch the nature! Lovely end of the evening ❤️

Location: Hailandas

Day 4 - 1 Aug 2021

Loch Nesas

Hailandas, Loch Nesas

Content: Checking out from hotel and start a day with a nice walk by the lake. Thats where our NC500 ( North Coast 500) journey starts. We briefly visit Inverness town (first stop of NC500) and jump to the supermarket to buy some snacks for the road. You can stay in Inverness town for a night and explore more of this nice Highlands capital town!

Chanonry Point

Hailandas, Chanonry Point
Hailandas, Chanonry Point

Content: First stop- Chanonry point , famous spot to watch the dolphins! Unfortunately we were not lucky to spot them, however still worth a visit for a nice beach walk and who knows - you might be lucky! Note: Very limited parking so might have to wait for someone to leave so you can park.

Tarbat Ness Lighthouse

Hailandas, Tarbat Ness Lighthouse
Hailandas, Tarbat Ness Lighthouse

Content: Lovely walk around this beautiful remote place. This lighthouse idyllically located and has dramatic views around it. Cliffs, mountains, sea. According to local folklore - that is exact place where covens of witches used to meet! 🧙‍♀️ Great spot to watch waves, seabirds and even spot some dolphins! 🐬

Dunrobin Castle & Gardens

Hailandas, Dunrobin Castle & Gardens
Hailandas, Dunrobin Castle & Gardens

Content: Its a must to visit this magnificent castle and its gardens - most northerly great houses of Scotland. This architectural miracle has 189 rooms and was built in 1300s. Castle open from 1st April to 31st October. Entry fee is £12.50 per adult and includes entry to Castle, Museum, Falconry and Gardens. Last admission is 4pm. We didnt go inside as we arrived late however we were lucky to explore gardens for free as it was opened.

Location: Lybster

Day 4 - 1 Aug 2021

Lybster

Lybster, Lybster

Content: Check in to a privately runned Arrochar Bread and Breakfast. Property address: Arrochar 1 South Head View, KW3 6DB, Lybster

Location: Wick

Day 5 - 2 Aug 2021

Lybster

Wick, Lybster

Content: Lovely full Scottish breakfast and hospitality from a host Dave! This is private property in a small village. Make sure you message in advance of your arrival time. Property address: Arrochar 1 South Head View, KW3 6DB, Lybster

Old Pulteney

Wick, Old Pulteney
Wick, Old Pulteney

Content: Whiskey tasting is an experience you cannot miss while in Scotland! We chose this distilery as we love Old Pulteney whiskey! The distillery produces the Old Pulteney single malt whisky at a number of ages and has a visitor centre in Huddart Street. Nice tasting tour - trying 4 different whiskeys and finding out process of making it. Around one hour activity. For drivers there is an option ( ad my husband took it) - you dont taste but you get little bottles of each whiskey to take home and taste after! Great! Tasting price is 20£ per person.

Castle Sinclair Girnigoe

Wick, Castle Sinclair Girnigoe
Wick, Castle Sinclair Girnigoe

Content: Castle Sinclair Girnigoe is a ruined castle(s) in Caithness. It is located 3 miles north of Wick where it overlooks the dramatic cliff faces that face Sinclair Bay. Wild and windswept coastline that instantly brings Game of Thrones vibes! Admission is free!

Location: John o' Groats

Day 5 - 2 Aug 2021

John o' Groats

John o' Groats, John o' Groats

Content: Visiting this beautiful village for a coffee break and buy some souvenirs.

The Storehouse

John o' Groats, The Storehouse

Content: Lunch at this lovely place. Nice soup with homemade bread and pizza.

Location: Stacks of Duncansby

Day 5 - 2 Aug 2021

Stacks of Duncansby Head

Stacks of Duncansby, Stacks of Duncansby Head
Stacks of Duncansby, Stacks of Duncansby Head
Stacks of Duncansby, Stacks of Duncansby Head
Stacks of Duncansby, Stacks of Duncansby Head

Content: Dunnet Head is most northern point of mainland Britain. The Ducansby stacks lie just off the shore of Dunnet Head and west of John O’groats village. These 60m sea stacks tower high above the ferocious and unpredictable water of the North Sea. Its really a natural wonder and impressive sight! People say that its shape reminding a witch hat! We take a long walk around this magnificient place and also admire wildlife - loads of seabirds call it home here, including puffins!

Location: Dunnet

Day 5 - 2 Aug 2021

Dunnet Bay Caravan and Motorhome Club Campsite

Dunnet, Dunnet Bay Caravan and Motorhome Club Campsite

Content: We settle for a night in a tent in this campsite.

Location: Kinlochbervie

Day 6 - 3 Aug 2021

Tursas

Kinlochbervie, Tursas
Kinlochbervie, Tursas
Kinlochbervie, Tursas

Content: On the road again. Driving through rural areas, mountainous roads, little villages. Absolutely most scenic road trip!

Tongue viewpoint

Kinlochbervie, Tongue viewpoint
Kinlochbervie, Tongue viewpoint

Content: Stop at this scenery place for a lunch picnic.

Tongue Crossing

Kinlochbervie, Tongue Crossing
Kinlochbervie, Tongue Crossing

Content: We have a walk around the area ) its very rural) for some more stunning views and we finally meet famous Highland Cows!

Smoo Cave

Kinlochbervie, Smoo Cave
Kinlochbervie, Smoo Cave

Content: Dramatic sea cave set into cliffs. You will find it one mile south of town of Durness. Cave was formed by a burn that runs down into the rear chamber, as well as erosion caused by the sea. Its really worth a visit. Easily accessible by stairs from parking lot

Sango Bay Viewpoint

Kinlochbervie, Sango Bay Viewpoint
Kinlochbervie, Sango Bay Viewpoint

Content: Dont miss out on visiting this perfect Scotish beach with gold sand and various rocks scattered along the beach. Beautiful!

Badcall Bay View Point

Kinlochbervie, Badcall Bay View Point

Content: One of the highlight of the scenic Scotland views!

Kinlochbervie

Kinlochbervie, Kinlochbervie
Kinlochbervie, Kinlochbervie
Kinlochbervie, Kinlochbervie

Content: More stunning views and breathtaking sunset. Also we spot Deer family! 💚

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Day 6 - 3 Aug 2021

Loch Inchard

, Loch Inchard
, Loch Inchard

Content: Staying in this lovely B&B called The View in Inchard. There are two properties here called The View, but this one has most stunning views and most lovely host Valerie. She also offered us tea and light dinner after a long drive. Put this in set navigation: IV274RQ 120 Badcall Richonich.

Location: Lairg

Day 7 - 4 Aug 2021

Loch Inchard

Lairg, Loch Inchard

Content: After full home made breakfast we check out from lovely Valerie’s B&B.

Oldshoremore Beach

Lairg, Oldshoremore Beach

Content: First stop is this absolutely stunning beach for a morning walk.

Kylesku Bridge

Lairg, Kylesku Bridge
Lairg, Kylesku Bridge

Content: We reach this wonderful bridge - another highlight of North Coast 500.

Achmelvich Bay

Lairg, Achmelvich Bay
Lairg, Achmelvich Bay

Content: We spend few hours here swimming and chilling. We also have picnic lunch on the beach

Corrieshalloch Gorge Suspension Bridge and Falls of Measach

Lairg, Corrieshalloch Gorge Suspension Bridge and Falls of Measach
Lairg, Corrieshalloch Gorge Suspension Bridge and Falls of Measach

Content: Visit to this gorgeous national park! Its very easily accesible with a short walk from parking lot. Beautiful waterful, nature and rocks. Also hanging bridge over the waterfall! Admission is free!

Bealach na Ba (Pass of the Cattle)

Lairg, Bealach na Ba (Pass of the Cattle)
Lairg, Bealach na Ba (Pass of the Cattle)

Content: Famous single line road through mountains leading to Applecross peninsula. We were lucky with the weather and witnessed some fantastic views. Dont miss it! Its a must on this road trip! However this pass is only for experienced drivers!

Location: Applecross

Day 7 - 4 Aug 2021

Applecross

Applecross, Applecross

Content: Bonfire, brandy and bbq evening for us in nature. Absolutely perfect!

Hartfield House hostel

Applecross, Hartfield House hostel

Content: Location is absolutely amazing, but I struggled to get a good sleep here due to very tiny walls and noise.

Location: Portree

Day 8 - 5 Aug 2021

Lochcarron Golf Club

Portree, Lochcarron Golf Club

Content: First stop of the day for a lovely lunch in this family runned caffee next to golf club. I cant get enough of fresh salmon here! They also make delicious cakes every day!

Fairy Pools

Portree, Fairy Pools
Portree, Fairy Pools
Portree, Fairy Pools

Content: We reach beautiful Isle of Skye! First stop is Fairy pools. Probably most challenging hike of all for us, because it started raining and became very slippery! However we made it! Note: Very difficult to find a parking spot around as its very busy and all parking lots were completely full. So leave enough time.

Portree

Portree, Portree

Content: A little walk and a coffee break in this absolutely charming town!

Kilt Rock

Portree, Kilt Rock

Content: Another stunning waterfall! It was not too visible on the photo due to rain

Culnanoc

Portree, Culnanoc
Portree, Culnanoc

Content: We stop for a walk with rainshoes! It stopped raining and weather is always lovely after the rain! Fresh and crispy. Also we spot wonderful rainbow!

Location: Sligachan

Day 8 - 5 Aug 2021

Sligachan Hotel

Sligachan, Sligachan Hotel

Content: Settle in for a night in this very lovely hotel! Dinner and drinks in hotel restautant. Super friendly staff! Book in advance

Location: Glenfinnan

Day 9 - 6 Aug 2021

Eilean Donan Castle

Glenfinnan, Eilean Donan Castle
Glenfinnan, Eilean Donan Castle

Content: A visit to this small tidal island and incredibly beautiful/ nationally famous castle. One of the most photographed fortress in Scotland and seen in movies such as James Bond or Entrapment. Admission fee: £10 per person

Glenfinnan Viaduct

Glenfinnan, Glenfinnan Viaduct
Glenfinnan, Glenfinnan Viaduct

Content: Another famous film location - Glenfinnan railway Viaduct. Stunning architectural miracle that has become even better known in recent years after it starred in the Harry Potter movies. We even witnessed a train passing by! The one showed in Harry Potter Hogwards Express!

Sands of Morar Beach

Glenfinnan, Sands of Morar Beach

Content: Evening walk in this beautiful silver sand beach! I would love to come back here for some camping during hot days!

Location: Mallaig

Day 9 - 6 Aug 2021

Mallaig

Mallaig, Mallaig
Mallaig, Mallaig

Content: Late night barbeque at this port town.

The Chlachain Inn

Mallaig, The Chlachain Inn

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Location: West Dunbartonshire

Day 10 - 7 Aug 2021

Loch Lomond

West Dunbartonshire, Loch Lomond

Content: Our last day in Scotland and we spend it driving around Loch Lomond lake.

Location: Balloch

Day 10 - 7 Aug 2021

SEA LIFE Loch Lomond Aquarium

Balloch, SEA LIFE Loch Lomond Aquarium
Balloch, SEA LIFE Loch Lomond Aquarium

Content: Walks, lunch and a visit to a aquarium .

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

Balloch, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
Balloch, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

Content: Settle in for a lovely and quite evening picnic by lake.

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

Balloch, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
Balloch, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park

Content: Some lazy fishing and bbq time! We loved our time in Scotland. We absolutely switched off and connected to nature. North coast 500 is spectacular route with so much to offer. One of the best road trips ever! Just plan it in advance and spend as much time as you can here! You will love it! Tip: summer time is best time to travel here

Location: Glasgow

Day 10 - 7 Aug 2021

Birchwood Guest Lodge

Glasgow, Birchwood Guest Lodge

Content: Lovely lodge for a stay that we would love to come back for longer next time!