North Coast 500 is an amazing five-hundred mile route going through some of the most beautiful spots in the North of Scotland. There is a selection of stunning attractions ranging from some of the most scenic coasts in the country to vast historic buildings that you cannot afford to miss.
If you are looking for somewhere scenic to visit, but don’t want to leave the UK, then this is a perfect route for a road trip, with lots of activities and attractions and a range of different hotels, campsites and even Glamping Pods.
If you aren’t aware of Glamping Pods, think luxury camping. It has taken the UK by storm over the past few years, and it is certainly here to stay. There are Pods all around the country, including in the North Coast. If you are looking for a Glamping Pod to stay in then the North Coast 500 route would be perfect, with all the attractions and things to do in the area.
The real question is, how do you get to North Coast 500 Pods? Continue reading to find out more about our route and how to get there.
How do I Get Onto the North Coast 500 Route?
The main step of getting to the North Coast 500 Pods, is to get onto the route first. This depends on where you are from, but most people will be travelling north to get there. There are a few ways to get onto the route, but the main way is to get to inverness.
To do this, you must go on the M90 motorway from Edinburgh and then onto the A9 to Inverness. To get to Edinburgh, you can go on the A68 from Newcastle upon Tyne, which is in the North of England. This is the most popular route to get to North Coast 500 Pods.
From here it depends on which way you are going round the route, clockwise or anti-clockwise. Here are some directions that you can take into account when travelling.
The Clockwise Route
This is the quickest and most effective route if you are primarily planning on going to the Pods. You can follow the A835 from Inverness. Once you get to Ledmore (a small area of Northern Scotland), you can then turn onto the A837.
You can follow this road for a while, until you eventually get close to the coast. You can then turn onto the B869, which you can follow until you get to North Coast 500 Pods. This is the quickest route, with an average time of around 2 hours.
The Anti-Clockwise Route
This way will take a bit longer, but is more efficient if you are travelling around the North of Scotland. Go along the A862 from Inverness and follow this until it becomes the A9, which you then follow too. Continue this route until you reach the A99. This is a long road which will continue until you reach the top of the North of Scotland.
Then, once you reach John O’ Groats, you will turn onto the A836. Continue this route for a while, across the top part of Scotland, until you can turn onto the A838. Eventually, this will lead onto the A894.
Around Newton, turn onto the B869, which will eventually lead you to get to North Coast 500 Pods.
Are You Ready to Visit North Coast 500 Pods?
Here at NC500 Pods, we have created some of the best accommodation for one of the most beautiful routes for you to go along on your travels through Scotland. If you are looking for somewhere with scenic, beautiful landscapes and gorgeous coasts then North Coast 500 Pods would be perfect for you.
If you are needing any more information regarding your travels around the North Coast 500, please do visit our blog page, where we frequently update it with relevant information about travelling and what to look out for.