Castles Near Inverness

red stone castle with turret

Castles Near Inverness Inverness is the start & end point of the North Coast 500 route (NC500). Following the theme of our recent NC500 castle blogs, we thought we should also take a look at the Castles near Inverness. They are certainly worth visiting, although there is one you might not want to see the […]

North Coast 500 Castles

french chateaux castle with blue skies

North Coast 500 Castles Our recent blogs have looked at North Coast 500 Castles by region. In case you missed any of them we’ve summarised them below. Sutherland Hermit’s Castle in Achmelvich  Sutherland is ‘our turf’, so not surprisingly, we’ve written a few blogs on castles in this section of the Highlands. Closest to NC500Pods […]

Castles Of Ross-Shire & Cromarty

historic Eilean Donan castle

Ross-Shire & Cromarty We’ve already looked at the Castles in Sutherland & Caithness in recent blogs. This week’s blog focuses on the Castles of Ross-shire & Cromarty. Ross-Shire & Cromarty The region south of Sutherland is Ross-shire & Cromarty. This part of the Scottish highlands was once very rich in castles. Sadly, many have succumbed to […]

Castles Of Caithness

Keiss Castle at Caithness in Scotland

Caithness Castles We’ve already looked at the Castles in Sutherland in a recent blog. This week’s blog looks at the Castles of Caithness. Caithness Caithness is a region of Scotland that neighbours Sutherland to the north east, so isn’t too far away from NC500Pods. Where Sutherland turns west at Melvich on the north coast, Caithness turns […]

Castles Of Sutherland

Sutherland’s Castles Recently we featured Ardvreck Castle in one our blogs and have also looked at Hermit’s Castle in Achmelvich. Both of these castles are in Sutherland, which got us thinking – why not look at the rest of Sutherland’s castles? In fact, we also plan to look at castles in the other regions around […]

Ardvreck Castle

partially destroyed castle on loch edge

Ardvreck Castle The road to NC500Pods is filled with interesting & beautiful sights. Arguably the best is kept for last and is only about a 20 minute drive from our pods. Ardvreck castle sits on a sliver of land jutting out into loch Assynt. It’s a ruin which adds to the interest and for extra […]

NC500 walking holiday in Assynt’s Iconic Hills

NC500 walking holiday in Assynt’s Iconic Hills We feel that our pods are the perfect place to make your own little base camp for an NC500 walking holiday. Now that we’ve taken a closer look at each mountain lending a name to the pods at NC500pods, we hope to have inspired you to plan an […]

Suilven – The Scottish Icon

Mountain Route - North Coast 500

Suilven – The Scottish Icon Suilven from Glen Canisp Lodge – Image by Lochinver Landscapes The four pods at NC500pods are named after four local mountains. We thought it would be good to look at each in a bit more detail. This week is the iconic Suilven. Suilven is probably the most recognisable mountain in […]

Quinag – Three For The Price Of One

Quinag – Three For The Price Of One Quinag & Ardvreck Castle – Image by Lochinver Landscapes The four pods at NC500pods are named after four local mountains. We thought it would be good to look at each in a bit more detail. This week is Quinag, which is in fact a Y-shaped ridge of […]

Stac Pollaidh – A Hill For All

Stac Pollaidh – A Hill For All Stac Pollaidh – Image by Lochinver Landscapes The four pods at NC500pods are named after four local mountains. We thought it would be good to look at each in a bit more detail. This week is Stac Pollaidh, which we feel is a hill that has something to […]