#1 Bealach Na Ba viewpoint

Possibly the No1 stop for many people on the Route. Since the Conception of the NC500, The Bealach Na Ba has become known all over the World.

Plan your trip and Plan that you and your vehicle are capable of driving this Road, it may look spectacular but driving can take nerve and skill.

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#2 Beinn Eighe Visitor Centre

The Perfect place to learn much more from those that know.

The Beinn Eighe Visitor Center is a great place for all ages.

An interesting and educational interactive exhibition on the local wildlife, fauna and history of the area.

The guide can direct you on all the local walks/hikes for all abilities to take advantage of all the gorgeous scenery on offer.

The guide can also recommend different places nearby to visit.

It is great for all the family and we highly recommend a Walk to see the Highlands in all its Glory.

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Being Eight Visitor centre
Loch Maree Picnic SIte

#3 Loch Maree Picnic Site

Picnic by the shore at this stunning lochside forest Halfway between Gairloch and Kinlochewe.

Loch Maree is the 4th Largest Freshwater Loch in Scotland and the largest North of Loch Ness.

The Loch is important for wildlife and has one of the largest breeding concentrations of the Black-Throated Diver in Great Britain.

The Islands of Loch Maree are the location of some of the native and ancient Caledonian Pinewood.

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#4 Gairloch Museum

Gairloch Museum is an Independent Museum and certainly well worth a visit.

In October 2020, Gairloch Heritage Museum was named one of the five winners of the 2020 Art Fund Museum of the Year Award.

Gairloch Museum was relocated to a stunning new building – a former nuclear bunker in the centre of Gairloch.

Displays include the original lens from Rubh Re lighthouse, and a replica croft house showing how people used to live.

Visit Site : Gairloch Museum

Gairloch Museum

#5 Inverewe Gardens

This is one exceptional place and well worth a visit.

Inverewe Gardens is a botanical garden and one of the best in the UK.

The garden was created from barren land in 1862 by Osgood Mackenzie on the 850-hectare (2,100-acre) estate bought for him by his mother.

In summer the walled garden and borders come into their own with many exotic plants from all over the world which grow here thanks to the influence of the North Atlantic current.

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#6 Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve & Visitor Centre

Knockan Crag holds the key to an amazing story of colliding continents and scientific intrigue.

The low cliff of Knockan exposes rocks that set the scientific world ablaze in the 19th century, with the discovery that a slice of old rock sits on top of much younger ones.

At Knockan crag, you can bridge 500 million years of history with your bare hands.

This is well worth a visiting and is a fascinating place for all the Family

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Knockan Crag
ardvreck castle

#7 Ardvreck Castle

The Highlands has many great Castles to visit and Ardvreck Castle is certainly one worth pulling over for.

Ardvreck Castle is a ruined castle dating from the 16th century which stands on a rocky promontory jutting out into Loch Assynt in Sutherland, Scotland.

This is also a great place for ‘That’ Photo as the area surrounding it is just spectacular.

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#8 Lochinver

Although on Our Map it shows the Assynt Visitors Centre, sadly this has closed.

Lochinver is by far the biggest settlement on this part of the West Coast and offers a lot for such a small place.

Also in Lochinver, you have the famous Highland Stoneware, formed in 1974 it has built an international reputation for quality and innovation. From making their own clay to the finished pot, each piece is handmade by a dedicated team of craftspeople in Lochinver and Ullapool.

Also, a trip to Lochinver must include a visit to the Lochinver Larder.

Created by Ian and Debra Stewart in 1986. It started as a deli with takeaway sandwiches, before expanding to a B&B, and eventually a restaurant, where diners could relax with great food and views out to the loch.

And whilst there it is nigh on a Must to partake in one of their famous Pies….

More Info :  Highland Stone Ware  and  Lochinver Larder

#9 Clashnessie Falls

Clashnessie Falls is less than Half an Hour from Lochinver is one of the Most spectacular Waterfalls in the Highlands.

Get your boots on as the walk can be muddy especially when the rain has fallen.

Although only about 15m in its height it can be spectacular, again depending on how much rain there has been.

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#10 Stoer lighthouse

Stoer Lighthouse is just one of the sights to see on this road from Lochinver.

A 30-minute drive or longer from Lochinver depending on your view of the scenery.

If your feeling energetic then take a walk (well worth it) to the Old Man of Stoer

Great Place, Definitely

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Stoer Lighthouse

#11 Kylesku Bridge

The Kylesku Bridge (officially known since 2019 by its Gaelic name Drochaid a’ Chaolais Chumhaing) is a distinctively curved concrete box girder bridge in north-west Scotland that crosses the Loch a’ Chàirn Bhàin in. 

It really is a stunning Bridge and certainly worth a stop for a photo or two.

The bridge opened to traffic in July 1984 and was formally opened by the Queen on 8 August 1984.

Kylesku Accommodation : Kylesku Lodges

#12 Cape Wrath Ferry

Cape Wrath has been virtually our No1 stop for the last few years.

To get to the Cape you need to go via a Ferry and then a Bus, but it is worth every penny and a great trip.

Cape Wrath is a Great place and it is the Most North-Westernly point on the British Mainland.

The Cape is separated from the rest of the British Mainland by the Kyle of Durness and consists of 107 square miles of Moorland Wilderness and is known as the Parph

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Cape Wrath Ferry
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