about the route
A Warm Scottish Welcome!

The road trip of a lifetime is to be found in the Highlands, a scenic journey of over 500 miles (830 kilometers) around the north coast of Scotland. The official route was developed and continues to be promoted by the North Highland Initiative. It starts and finishes at Inverness Castle but that is where we differ, Scotland's Route 66, strongly believe that it should always start at Culloden. A visit to Culloden gives the visitor a much better understanding as to what the Highlands is about. And Like The North Coast 500, we want you to visit and enjoy our beautiful beaches, characterful villages, misty lochs, and some of the most thrilling hairpin bends in the world. Crossing through the counties of Inverness-shire, Ross and Cromarty, Sutherland and Caithness, it is named one of the top five coastal routes in the world and has become known as Scotlands Route 66.

Explore Scotland's Route 66

Over 500 Miles of Discovery...

The route features long stretches of narrow lanes and single-track country roads with the odd cow, deer, or sheep at the side of the road watching a mix of cars, campers and bikes pass by. There are lots of activities, and facilities along the way to suit a variety of needs, tastes and budgets. Accommodation is widely available at campsites, hostels, B&Bs, hotels, or even motor home hire. There is something for everyone along Scotlands Route 66, browse our website to get more information about the north coast 500 initiative and download free itineraries and travel packs to guide you on the trip of a lifetime.

Travel itineraries to guide you around the north coast of Scotland


Itineraries featuring interactive maps for the high road, low road, eastern, and western routes of the north coast's 500 mile road trip.

Things to see and do along the north coast of Scotland and along the 500 mile route 66


Where to go and what to do when visiting the north coast of Scotland including beautiful beaches and historical landmarks.

Accommodation on Scotlands route 66, places to stay along the north coast of Scotland, perfect for that 500 miles roadtrip


Find out where to stay when planning your road trip to Scotland's Route 66 includes camping, hotels, B&B's and motor home hire.

Shop online for scotlands route 66 merchandise


Be prepared when you journey to northern most Scotland with a range of travel accessories and merchandise to accompany you on your trip.

About This Website

This website has been created and is maintained by a true Scotsman who has been travelling the roads of the north coast for 500 miles and more for over 60 years. This site is a way to share his love and experience of the Scottish Highlands, and help other visitors to do the same. It is hoped that tourists and locals alike will use these website pages regularly and will enjoy all the information and photographs contained within it. We welcome contact from anyone who has a story to share and encourage visitor comments to be left on our posts.

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Scotland's Route 66

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