NC500 Foodies Guide


NC500 Foodies Guide The North Coast 500 is renowned for its breath-taking beauty and spectacular driving, but no-one should be foolish enough to take on the challenge on an empty stomach. We have put together a NC500 foodies guide to a few of the route’s best eateries, from fine dining to casual comfort food.   […]

Your 5-Day North Coast 500 Tour Plan

  Your 5-Day North Coast 500 Tour Plan Many of you will have heard of the jaw droppingly beautiful North Coast 500. The Highlands’ 516 mile answer to Route 66 features some of the most picturesque scenery in all of Europe. With winding roads and rugged Highland scenery, more and more adventurers are coming to […]

North Coast 500 Luxury Christmas Gift Guide

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North Coast 500 Luxury Christmas Gift Guide Some people are easy to buy for at Christmas. But what about the people in our lives who like something more unique? We here at NC500 Pods love giving, so we have put together a selection of Scottish luxury gift ideas from around the North Coast 500 that […]

North Coast 500 Winter Break

North Coast 500 Winter Break Do you have a hankering for a north coast 500 winter break, or to climb some of Assynt’s great mountains in winter? If so the following is very much for you! Moon Set Over Achmelvich Bay At Sunrise Recently we spent a week in our lovely pods to do a […]

Sunset On Our First Summer

Sunset On Our First Summer As summer 2019 comes to a close, we look back on our first season. We’ve had a great summer!  350 ‘happy-glampers’ have stayed in our pods since we opened back in May. The feedback we’ve received since then has been exceptional, as you can see from our google review page […]

More Than a Road – Golf on the NC500

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Mysterious Sand Circles Of Achmelvich Peculiar circles are dotted around the grassy area behind Achmelvich beach. What could they be? Building remains from an ancient Achmelvich community? Camouflaged missile silos? Evidence of alien landings? Nope, it turns out they serve a much more ordinary purpose. They are golf holes! I bet you didn’t know you […]

More Than a Road – North Coast 500 Fishing


North Coast 500 Fishing More than a Road There is a lot more to the North Coast 500 route than tarmac and tyres, this endless list includes fishing. So you’ve packed the car with 2 weeks worth of clothes, 4 disposable barbecues, 5 crates of your favourite  beer and loads of suncream. You probably won’t […]

Secret Achmelvich Beach

Shhh! There Is A Secret Achmelvich Beach. Actually There’s 2! As beaches go you couldn’t really wish for more from Achmelvich beach. If you’ve seen any of our photos, you’ll understand what we mean. Pure white sands, turquoise water and an easy 2 min walk from Achmelvich accommodation. What if we told you then that […]

Hermit’s Castle

Hermit’s Castle What is Hermit’s Castle? You will most likely have heard of the North Coast 500 and you may even have heard of Achmelvich. Achmelvich is one of the best beaches in Scotland and definitely one of the best beaches on the North Coast 500. Even if you do know of, or have been […]

Creating The Greatest Road Trip In Scotland

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Creating The Greatest Road Trip In Scotland A lot has been said about the North coast 500 being the greatest driving road in Scotland, the UK, maybe even the world. To make sure you also have the greatest road trip in Scotland whilst there, we’ve put together some top tips. We hope this means that […]