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This is a fantastic drive.

As this isn’t listed on any map as the Drumbeg Loop, let’s help people out by giving it its... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Knaresborough, United Kingdom

This was the most rugged, remote, isolated and amazing part of the NC500. It was almost entirely... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Lochinver, Scotland
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All reviewspassing placessingle tracktake your timestunning drivefantastic sceneryenjoyable driveevery turnevery cornerdramatic viewsblind bendstrack roadmotor homeen routeboth directionsstoer lighthousedrumbeg hotelthe main road
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As this isn’t listed on any map as the Drumbeg Loop, let’s help people out by giving it its mundane, ordinary name. It is the B869 from Lochinver to Unapool. It is a narrow, one track road with plenty of passing places and a fantastic...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the most rugged, remote, isolated and amazing part of the NC500. It was almost entirely single track road, and that track was very, very narrow. There is very little traffic, and it is too tough for tour buses. You will see moors, lakes,...More

Thank Gatorgolfer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just returned from a trip on our motorbike around the Scottish coastline. We have done this loop twice now. The views are stunning. Every turn is beautiful. Roads are very twisty and tight but not a problem. All riders and drivers are very curtous...More

1  Thank cotsy30
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Very narrow roads but lots of passing places, 99% of other drivers were polite and took it in turns to pass. scenery is spectacular. It is worth the walk to the Old Man of Stoer and we kept walking to the end of the cliffs...More

Thank SJP1959
Reviewed 17 July 2018

very pretty road lots of dramatic views of sea and mountains. very slow and will take an hour to safely do 23 miles of loop. passing places ok most of time but there are big vehicles including motor homes using road which can be difficult...More

Thank maggiepopisit
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

I did not do the driving so perhaps I am not best person to talk about this relatively quiet mainly single track road to Lochinver. The road is narrow and in places steep. The view at the viewpoint at Drumbeg, in which there is welcoming...More

Thank Kirkcaldylad
Reviewed 8 June 2018

This is an incredible part of the Scottish coastline. In good weather the views are extensive and truly remarkable. Great local store in Drumbeg and a lovely tea shop. Cycling the loop is not for the faint-hearted - sections of 1 in 4.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 28 May 2018

The Drumbeg loop was a highlight of the North coast 500, for us. It takes time as the roads are winding and very narrow; no campervans. The views are beautiful, Scotland at its most spectacular. Watch out for the scenic view points of the mountains....More

Thank susieQ321_12
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Since visiting the shop some 10 years ago on a random drive past, I have ordered every year by phone and email the Drumbeg whisky for my partners birthday (and sometimes Christmas) presents. The whisky is always exceptionally good and fabulously well priced compared to...More

Thank TessaLuna
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Stunning drive along 23 miles of single track roads. Not for the faint hearted or wide vehicles. Take your time, stop at the numerous view points and beautiful beaches. If you're in a rush, don't bother. This is a route to enjoy slowly.

Thank Kirsty Y
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Kyle E
13 April 2017|
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Response from loubesbernac |
hi Kyle Take the coast route, it's just awesome. Loch Assynt (alongside Quinaig) is beautiful but the coast road beats it every time. The roads fine, just don't go too fast, which you won't want to anyway! I know the area... More
7 February 2016|
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Response from Jean C | Reviewed this property |
We rented a cottage in Culkein just outside Drumbeg