Published: 14/04/2017 07:00 - Updated: 13/04/2017 09:32

Free North Coast 500 itinerary highlights history of the Highlands

Written byPhilip Murray

Corrieshalloch Gorge, south-east of Ullapool, is on the North Coast 500 route.
Corrieshalloch Gorge, south-east of Ullapool, is on the North Coast 500 route.

MOTORISTS tackling the North Coast 500 can now travel back in time while racking up the miles after a guide was launched exploring the fascinating history along the route.

The nine-day road trip itinerary, which was produced to coincide with Scotland’s year of history, heritage and archaeology, gives tips and hints about where to stay and what to see along the 516-mile route.

From royal castles to Iron Age brochs, and from standing stones to historic inns, it has been described as the ultimate “cheat sheet” for those looking to find out more about the north Highlands’ rich heritage.

Tom Campbell, managing director of North Coast 500, said: “One of the things that brings people to Scotland is a desire to immerse themselves in our fascinating history – no doubt fuelled in part by the popularity of programmes like Outlander.

“With this in mind, the itinerary we’ve produced offers an insight on all the best places to visit, and will be indispensable to those planning trips this year on the NC500.”

The free guide is available at www.northcoast500.com

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