I've lived in Scotland for 30 years now and driving this route is still on my bucket list. If you fancy a beautiful drive along rugged coastlines taking in incredible white sandy beaches, majestic mountains all on single track roads this is the trip for you! This tourist route takes in over 500mi (900km) of some of the UK's most stunning scenery. The North Coast 500 winds its way through the North Highlands of Scotland, starting and ending at Inverness. On the way it passes mountains, glens, beaches, cliffs, castles, ancient sites and picturesque villages.