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Not For The Feint Hearted

We ended up on this road by accident, turning the wrong way from Stoer Lighthouse. I'm glad we did... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
Jacqueline E
Some of the best of highland scenery

It is a fantastic drive, with scene after scene of beauty, from Lochs to the sea, all carpeted with... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
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Lochinver, Scotland
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

We ended up on this road by accident, turning the wrong way from Stoer Lighthouse. I'm glad we did but I'm also glad that we are used to this type of road. It's narrow with passing places, some hairaising bends and one or two monumental...More

1  Thank Jacqueline E
Reviewed 13 July 2017

It is a fantastic drive, with scene after scene of beauty, from Lochs to the sea, all carpeted with green and the water sparkling blue if you are lucky to have a partly clear day (at least). Sure there are one track roads, but take...More

Thank Les_Landau
Reviewed 27 June 2017

This is a totally stunning drive, with the most incredible views! It is narrow and windy, and very upsy downsy, but there are loads of passing places. It's not for the faint-hearted, but it really is worth doing.

1  Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 24 June 2017

The Drumbeat loop is a stunning drive, on a single track road with views at every turn. Take it slow and use the many passing bays and you will have a lot of fun. Some of the vistas were as good as anything we have...More

1  Thank Barry and Nicol... G
Reviewed 21 June 2017

The views throughout this part of Scotland are generally good on most routes and the Drumbeg Loop is no exception. We did not find the drive any more challenging than the many other single lane roads in the Scottish Highlands.

1  Thank Angry_Scampi
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

An absolute beauty of a beach tucked away off the North Coast 500. If you're looking for seclusion and a beach to yourself then head here. If you time your visit right you can feast on a freshly prepared fish supper from Achmelvich chip shop...More

1  Thank tamsamal
Reviewed 23 May 2017

A wonderful drive with many beautiful bays etc Each turn seemed to open up a new and glorious vista. Although mostly a single track road, there are many passing places never very far apart. It gives access to many beautiful sandy beaches.

Thank cindypFleetwood
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Set off from Lochinver and thoroughly enjoyed it. After eating lunch at the Kyleseku Hotel (see review), decided to make the return journey to see the views from the other direction. This was also very good but spoilt by two sets of convoys coming in...More

1  Thank Briar49
Reviewed 21 April 2017

On the NC500 route and well worth ensuring you go through it! Great driving, especially if the weather is lovely, however even with the rain we still enjoyed it. Great views and no need to go speeding through - take it all in :)

1  Thank Akhurst105
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

All part of the NC500 and yes it's brilliant! Yes, there are too many motor caravans/motor homes but B&Bs are few and far between so taking your home with you makes it easy. It's not a place for learner drivers, but it's not that hard...More

3  Thank BoogieBopBruce
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Kyle E
13 April 2017|
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Response from peediequine | Reviewed this property |
The roads that you are planning to drive are very scenic but very slow so allow lots of time. The road from Achiltibuie is single track and very narrow. Lots of blind bends and be prepared to back if you meet a car. The... More
7 February 2016|
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Response from Jean C | Reviewed this property |
We rented a cottage in Culkein just outside Drumbeg