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Best part of the route

Doing the North 500 and probably the best bit so far. More photo stops than anywhere else. Nice... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Well worth the diesel !

In so much of Scotland it is ingenious to select one above another. Each has its own attractions... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
York, United Kingdom
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All reviews passing places single track take your time stunning drive fantastic scenery every turn enjoyable drive dramatic views every corner old man blind bends track road motor home both directions stoer lighthouse drumbeg hotel the main road
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Doing the North 500 and probably the best bit so far. More photo stops than anywhere else. Nice beach on the way round too.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 557stewartb
Reviewed 5 November 2018

In so much of Scotland it is ingenious to select one above another. Each has its own attractions and appearances in wet and dry weather. Try them all and form your own opinion.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wisest-old-man
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Having just returned from Loch Nedd, I can say that this really is a worthwhile drive. Be aware that the locals have to live and travel here, so don't stop in the passing places to admire the views, which are awesome. And watch out for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ann W
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely cottages with beautiful ocean view, deer & otter on beach, good food, friendly people Tiny roads with passage places.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linda v
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

The scenery around the loop takes your breath away at every turn. The roads are narrow and twisty but worth it for the views. Take your time and enjoy it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank intrepid1145
Reviewed 11 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Gatorgolfer
Reviewed 25 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank maggiepopisit
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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