North Coast 500 Campsites and Glamping Websites Information & Listing

January 13, 2022


We now have travelled Scotland’s North Coast 500 route quite a few instances in all situations. It’s a spectacular route with epic surroundings and quite a bit to see and do alongside the best way.

One of many extra common methods to expertise the route, particularly in summer season, is to camp. This is perhaps in a tent, a motorhome, or a caravan. Or, you may desire one thing a bit extra luxurious, and wish to keep in a furnished pod or glamping web site.

Wherever you fall on the tenting spectrum, we wished to place collectively an in depth information and map of all of the North Coast 500 campsites. The primary part will concentrate on extra conventional campsites and caravan parks which generally have tenting websites for tents, caravans, and motorhomes. The second part will concentrate on websites with lodging like tenting pods, static caravans, mini cottages, glamping tents, and wigwams.

Lastly, we’re additionally going to share some ideas for tenting alongside the North Coast 500, in addition to a map of all of the campsites alongside the NC500.

We’d advocate utilizing this publish together with our different detailed North Coast 500 guides. Specifically, we’ve a 7 day North Coast 500 camping itinerary, in addition to a information to planning a North Coast 500 road trip.

 

North Coast 500 Campsites

The beneath campsite listings are for these on the lookout for caravan parks, campsites, and vacation parks alongside the NC500 for each tent and motorized tenting. The NC500 campsites are listed beginning in Inverness after which so as as you’ll drive the route counter clockwise (beginning up the east coast and looping again to Inverness).

It’s damaged into sections alongside the route that will help you discover a place within the space of the route you wish to keep. If you’re questioning learn how to breakdown your stays, we advocate trying out our camping itinerary and our normal detailed North Coast 500 itinerary for some concepts of what number of days you may want and the place to cease alongside the best way.

These listings embrace websites for these touring with tents, campervans, motorhomes, caravans, RVs, and trailer tents. For every campsite we’ve included the primary data it’s best to want in addition to the important thing services the location has and a hyperlink to its web site. We additionally point out if the location is generally open year-round or is seasonal, and if canines are welcome.

We do our greatest to maintain this record updated, however do test the official web site for every web site, as issues can change. When you discover something incorrect, tell us within the feedback and we are going to test and replace the data.

Campervan Glen Docherty viewpoint NC500

 

North Coast 500 Campsites: Inverness to the Black Isle

  • Bught Caravan Park, Inverness. The closest campsite and caravan park to central Inverness, only a 20 minute stroll away. 60 grassy pitches for caravans, motorhomes, tents and trailer tents; plus 80 grassy tent-only (no automotive) pitches. Electrical hookup obtainable. Seasonal.
    Services: Bathrooms, showers, laundry with driers, chemical disposal, small on-site store. Free WiFi, canines allowed.
  • Torvean Caravan Park, Inverness. Caravan park on the shores of the Caledonian canal, 10 minutes’ drive or half-hour’ stroll from central Inverness. 41 grass and 11 hardstanding pitches and 10 vacation lodges. Electrical hookup obtainable. No tents. One of many closest caravan parks to Inverness. Seasonal.
    Services: Bathrooms, showers, laundry, seasonal takeaway meals, dish washing space, chemical disposal, WiFi for a payment, canines allowed.
  • Ardtower Caravan Park, close to Inverness. Campsite and caravan park 10 minutes’ drive to the east of Inverness. 80 pitches, majority exhausting standing. Totally serviced pitches additionally obtainable. Some grassy tent pitches. Electrical hookup obtainable for exhausting standing and tent pitches. Massive motorhomes accommodated. 12 months spherical.
    Services: Bathrooms, showers, laundry, dish washing, BBQ hut, chemical disposal. Free WiFi, canines allowed.
  • Bunchrew Caravan Park, Bunchrew. Campsite on the shores of the Beauly Firth, 20 minutes’ drive from Inverness. 125 grassy pitches for tents, caravans, and motorhomes, electrical hookup obtainable. 12 vacation caravans and a pair of eco-chalets. Seasonal.
    Services: Bathrooms, showers, laundry, on-site store, catering van, bicycle rent, BBQ, WiFi, electrical car charging level, chemical disposal level, youngsters’s play space, fuel cylinders, dishwashing block. Canines allowed.
  • Fortrose Bay Campsite, Fortrose. Campsite on the Black Isle overlooking the Moray Firth. 50 pitches for tents, caravans, and motorhomes, electrical hookup obtainable. Seasonal.
    Services: Bathrooms, showers, kitchen space, laundry, chemical disposal. Canines allowed. WiFi for a payment.
  • Rosemarkie Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Rosemarkie. Campsite on the Black Isle on the Moray Firth. 65 pitches for tents, caravans and motorhomes. Electrical hookup obtainable. Seasonal.
    Services: Bathrooms, showers, dish washing, laundry, fuel cylinders, chemical disposal, WiFi. Canines allowed.
  • Dingwall Camping and Caravanning Club, Dingwall. Campsite a brief stroll from the centre of Dingwall city. 75 pitches, each grass and hardstanding for tents, caravans, and motorhomes, electrical hookup obtainable. Seasonal.
    Services: Bathrooms, showers, laundry, fuel cylinders, chemical disposal, WiFi. Canines allowed.

 

North Coast 500 Campsites: Black Isle to Thurso

  • Black Rock Caravan & Camping Park, Evanton. Campsite on the sting of Evanton village. 33 hardstanding touring pitches for caravans and motorhomes with water draining and electrical hookup. Separate grassy tent space. Seasonal.
    Services: Bathrooms, showers, laundry, dish washing space, fuel refill, chemical disposal, WiFi. Canines allowed.
  • Portmahomack Caravan Site, Portmahomack. Small church operated web site on Portmahomack seashore. Grassy space for tents, caravans and motorhomes (area, no outlined pitches). Electrical hookup obtainable. Seasonal.
    Services: Bathrooms, showers (payment), laundry, dish washing space. Canines allowed.
  • Dornoch Firth Caravan Park, close to Glenmorangie. Caravan and tenting web site overlooking the Dornoch Firth with house for tents, caravans and motorhomes. 30 pitches, some exhausting standing with water and waste. Additionally grassy space for tents. Electrical hookup obtainable. 12 months spherical (reserving required).
    Services: Bathrooms, showers, laundry, dish washing space, fuel bottle alternate, chemical disposal, playground, WiFi. Canines allowed.
  • Dornoch Caravan & Camping Park, Dornoch. Caravan and tenting web site situated within the city of Dornoch. 120 outlined grass pitches for tents, caravans, and motorhomes. Electrical hookup obtainable. Seasonal.
    Services: Bathrooms, showers, laundry, dish washing space, fuel bottle alternate, chemical disposal, playground, electrical car charging level, WiFi. Canines allowed
  • Brora Caravan and Motorhome Club Campsite, Brora. Caravan and tenting web site on the sting of Brora village. 63 pitches, mixture of grass and hardstanding for caravans, motorhomes, and tents. Electrical hookup obtainable. Seasonal.
    Services: Bathrooms, showers, laundry, dish washing space, fuel bottle alternate, chemical disposal, WiFi. Canines allowed.
  • Crakaig Loth Campsite, Crakaig. Easy seashore aspect campsite on farm. Observe bumpy highway and low bridge for entry. Grassy pitches for tents, motorhomes, and caravans. No hookup or outlined pitches. No ingesting water. Seasonal.
    Services: Bathrooms, showers, washing up sinks, chemical disposal. Camp fires allowed. No canines allowed.
  • Inver Caravan Park, close to Dunbeath. Caravan and tenting park simply north of Dunbeath. 19 pitches, 10 exhausting standing for motorhomes, campervans and caravans, 9 grassy pitches for caravans, tents and campervans. Electrical hookup obtainable. 12 months spherical.
    Services: Bathrooms, showers, dish washing space, laundry, chemical disposal. WiFi. Canines allowed.
  • Wick Caravan and Camping Site, Wick. Observe this web site closed in January 2022. No information but as as to if it would reopen. It’s a giant, common, and well-located web site so we hope to see it re-open with new house owners for the 2022 or 2023 season.
  • Sinclair Bay Camper & Caravan Park Up, Keiss. Easy park-up within the village of Keiss for motorhomes, caravans, and campervans solely. No tents. 5 exhausting standing pitches with water and electrical energy. 12 months spherical.
    Services: Public bogs, subsequent door to resort with bar and restaurant.
  • Morvenview Caravan Site, Bowertower. Easy campsite somewhat off the primary NC500 in Caithness. 5 gravel exhausting standing pitches appropriate for caravans, motorhomes, and campervans solely. Electrical hookups and water. No tents. Observe distant location with no companies close by. 12 months spherical.
    Services: Bathe, bogs, chemical disposal. Canines allowed.
  • John O’Groats Caravan and Camping Site, John O’Groats. Caravan and campsite on the seashore of John O’Groats. 90 pitches, mixture of hardstanding and grassy pitches. Appropriate for caravans, campervans, motorhomes, and tents. Electrical hookup obtainable. Seasonal.
    Services: Bathe, bogs, laundry, dish washing space, chemical disposal, fuel bottle alternate. WiFi for a payment. Canines allowed.
  • Stroma View Campsite close to John O’Groats. Easy campsite simply off the highway outdoors John O’Groats. Gravel websites, some with hookup. Campervan, motorhomes and caravans solely. Electrical hookup obtainable. No tents. Seasonal.
    Services: Bathe (payment), bogs, dish washing space.
  • The Crofter’s Snug, East Mey. Campsite and glamping pods close to Fort of Mey. 5 hardstanding pitches with water, electrical hookup and gray waste factors for motorhomes and caravans. No tents. Observe no bogs or showers. Open many of the yr.
    Services: Free WiFi, chemical disposal, canines allowed.
  • Dunnet Bay Caravan Club Site, Dunnet. Caravan and campsite on the shores of lovely Dunnet Sands Seaside. 56 grass pitches appropriate for caravans, motorhomes, campervans and tents. Electrical hookup obtainable. Seasonal.
    Services: Bathrooms, showers, fuel bottle alternate, chemical disposal level, laundry, dish washing space, WiFi. Canines allowed.
  • Murkle Caravan Park, Murkle. Small caravan park and campsite three miles east of Thurso. Round 15 grassy pitches for tents, caravans, motorhomes and campervans. Electrical hookup obtainable. 12 months spherical.
    Services: Bathroom, bathe, WiFi, chemical disposal level. Canines allowed.

 

North Coast 500 Campsites: Thurso to Durness

  • The Halladale Inn & North Coast Touring Park, Melvich. It is a licensed cafe/bistro which has a caravan/tenting park and glamping pods obtainable. 16 hardstanding pitches for caravans and motorhomes, 8 grassy pitches for tents. Electrical hookup obtainable. Seasonal.
    Services: Bathroom, showers, licensed bistro/cafe, small store, laundry, chemical disposal level, dish washing space, youngsters’s play space, WiFi. Canines allowed.
  • Craigdhu Caravan and Camping Site, Bettyhill. Primary campsite with 90 grassy pitches for campervans and tents. Electrical hookup obtainable. Good views and near native pub. Observe latest overview recommend no bogs, water or bathe services obtainable (seemingly resulting from pandemic measures), so greatest in case you are self-contained. Seasonal.
    Services: Canines allowed.
  • Bayview Caravan and Campsite, Talmine. Small, household run campsite on the shore of Talmine Bay. 15 grassy pitches appropriate for tents, caravans and motorhomes. No electrical. Seasonal.
    Services: Bathrooms, bathe (contact prematurely as availability appears to fluctuate). Canines allowed.
  • Laid Caravan Club Certified Location, Laid. A small 5 pitch caravan and motorhome membership members solely web site close to Loch Eriboll. Hardstanding websites with hookup, no tents. Seasonal.
    Services: Bathrooms, bathe. Canines allowed.
  • Sango Sands, Durness. Extremely popular web site by the seashore in Durness village. Restaurant and bar subsequent door, retailers close by. Roughly 82 pitches, mixture of marked hardstanding with electrical and unmarked grass. Reserving for electrical extremely really useful. Non electrical grass pitches are unmarked and on first come first serve. 12 months spherical however restricted services in winter.
    Services: Bathrooms, showers, chemical disposal, kitchen, dish washing space, breakfast bar. WiFi, canines allowed.

 

North Coast 500 Campsites: Durness to Lochinver

  • Kinlochbervie Loch Clash Campervan Stopover, Kinlochbervie. Primary stopover spot on an open pier in Kinlochbervie. 5 serviced websites with hookup, 10 websites with out hookup. Campervans and caravans solely. No tents. No bogs or showers on-site however public rest room close by. 12 months spherical.
    Services: Water. Native store. Chemical disposal level. Canines allowed.
  • Scourie Caravan Park, Scourie. Caravan and campsite in Scourie village by the ocean. Mixture of hardstanding and grass pitches for tents, caravans, campervans, and motorhomes. Electrical hookup obtainable. Seasonal.
    Services: Bathrooms, showers, laundry, chemical disposal, dish washing space, cafe/bar, WiFi. Canines allowed.
  • Clachtoll Beach Campsite, Clachtoll. Pretty campsite by attractive Clachtoll seashore, 5 miles from Lochinver. 38 grassy pitches appropriate for tents, caravans, motorhomes, and campervans. Electrical hookup obtainable. Books out effectively prematurely. Seasonal.
    Services: Bathroom, bathe, laundry, dish washing space, BBQ space, kitchen space, store, chemical disposal. WiFi. Canines allowed
  • Shore Caravan Site, Achmelvich. One other beautiful campsite, this one by stunning Achmelvich seashore. 60 grassy unmarked pitches for caravans, campervans, and tents. 20 pitches have electrical hookup. Very household pleasant. Can ebook out a very long time prematurely. Seasonal.
    Services: Bathroom, bathe, laundry, dish washing space, on-site store and chip store, WiFi. No pets allowed.

Achmelvich Beach

 

North Coast 500 Campsites: Lochinver to Gairloch

  • Port A Bhaigh Campsite, Altandhu. Tenting and caravan park in Altandhu township. 42 hardstanding pitches for caravans and motorhomes, 26 with electrical hookup. 50 grassy tent pitches. 12 months spherical.
    Services: Bathroom, bathe, laundry, dish washing space, chemical disposal level. Bar reverse, store on-site. WiFi. Canines allowed.
  • Ardmair Point Caravan & Camping Park, close to Ullapool. Waterfront campsite a couple of minutes drive north of Ullapool. 45 grassy pitches for caravans and motorhomes with electrical hookup. Separate sheltered grass tent space. Seasonal.
    Services: Bathrooms, showers, laundry, dish washing space, fuel alternate, chemical disposal level, youngsters’s play space, store, espresso store, WiFi. Canines allowed.
  • Broomfield Holiday Park, Ullapool. Campsite on the sting of Loch Broom in Ullapool. 14o grassy pitches for tents, caravans, and motorhomes. Electrical hookup obtainable. Might be busy however doesn’t take bookings so advise arriving early, particularly for electrical hookups. Seasonal.
    Services: Bathrooms, showers, laundry, dish washing space, chemical disposal level, play space. Canines allowed.
  • Badrallach Campsite, Badrallach. Small 12 pitch campsite for tents and autos underneath six metres. No caravans or giant motorhomes. Grassy pitches, some with electrical hookup (reserving suggested for EHU). Observe no chemical disposal. Seasonal.
    Services: Bathrooms, showers, washing up space. Canines allowed.
  • Northern Lights Camping and Caravan Park, Badcaul. Small primary 12 pitch web site on Little Loch Broom. Grassy and gravel websites for tents, motorhomes and caravans. Electrical hookup obtainable. Seasonal.
    Services: Bathroom, bathe (payment). Canines allowed.
  • Gruinard Bay Caravan Park & Camping, Laide. Campsite in Laide village on Gruinard Bay seashore. 35 pitches, a mixture of hardstanding for motorhomes/caravans and grass for tents. Electrical hookup obtainable. Seasonal.
    Services: Bathroom, bathe, laundry, dish washing space, chemical disposal level, fuel alternate. WiFi (payment). Village retailers and cafes close by. Canines allowed.
  • Inverewe Gardens Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Poolewe. Campsite by Poolewe village. 55 pitches, a mixture of hardstanding and grass pitches. Appropriate for tents, caravans, and campervans. Seasonal.
    Services: Bathroom, bathe, laundry, dish washing space, chemical disposal level, fuel alternate. WiFi. Canines allowed.
  • Gairloch Caravan Park, Gairloch. Campsite in Gairloch village. 80 pitches, 16 hardstanding the remaining grassy. 35 electrical hookups. Appropriate for tents, caravans and motorhomes. Seasonal.
    Services: Bathrooms, showers, chemical disposal level, dish washing space, WiFi, fuel alternate. Canines allowed.
  • Sands Caravan and Camping, nearr Gairloch. Expansive 250 pitch campsite by the seashore, 10 minutes’ drive west of Gairloch. Grassy pitches for caravans, tents and motorhomes. 120 electrical hookups. Seasonal.
    Services: Bathrooms, showers, laundry, chemical disposal level, dish washing space, kitchen space, fuel alternate, video games room, play space, licensed store, cafe/restaurant. WiFi. Canines allowed.

 

North Coast 500 Campsites: Gairloch to Inverness

  • Kinlochewe Caravan and Motorhome Site, Kinlochewe. 61 pitch campsite in Kinlochewe village. 56 hardstanding gravel pitches for caravans and motorhomes, 5 grassy tent websites. Electrical hookup obtainable. Store and pub in village. Seasonal.
    Services: Bathrooms, showers, washing up space, fuel alternate, chemical disposal, laundry, WiFi. Canines allowed.
  • Torridon Campsite, Torridon. Tent solely 30-pitch campsite in Torridon village. Free however donations appreciated (and extremely really useful to maintain web site working!). Might be boggy when raining. 12 months spherical.
    Services: Bathrooms, showers, washing up space. Canines allowed.
  • Shieldaig Camping and Caravans, Shieldaig. Small campsite in Shieldaig village. 20 hardstanding pitches with electrical hookup for campervans and caravans. Further grassy space for tents. Seasonal.
    Services: Bathe, rest room, washing up space, laundry, WiFi. Canines allowed.
  • Applecross Campsite, Applecross. Massive, common web site on the Applecross peninsula, subsequent to seashore. Mixture of hardstanding with electrical for caravans and motorhomes plus separate grassy space for tents, motorhomes and caravans. Advance reserving really useful for hardstanding / electrical. Seasonal.
    Services: Bathrooms, showers, washing up space, laundry, chemical disposal, cafe. WiFi. Canines allowed. 
  • The Wee Campsite, Lochcarron. Small campsite in Lochcarron village. 30 pitches. Round 12 hardstanding for motorhomes and caravans with hookup (most measurement 7.5 metres). Grassy pitches for tents. Reserving suggested for exhausting standing pitches. Seasonal.
    Services: Bathroom, showers, dish washing space. Canines allowed.
  • Riverside Chalets, Caravan & Camping, Contin. Discovered within the village of Contin on the North Coast 500. Small riverside web site with 30 grassy pitches, 12 with electrical hookup. Seasonal.
    Services: Bathroom, showers, laundry, WiFi. Canines allowed (payment).
  • Beauly Holiday Park, close to Beauly. 10 miles / half-hour drive west of Inverness, close to Beauly. 75 tenting / touring pitches, mixture of hardstanding and grass for tents, caravans and motorhomes. Electrical hookup obtainable. Seasonal.
    Services: Bathrooms, showers, laundry, play space, WiFi, small bar (summer season), fuel alternate. Canine allowed.

North Coast 500 Campsite Map

It is a record of all of the campsites we’ve discovered on the North Coast 500 for fast reference. You can too see this map on Google Maps here.

 

North Coast 500 Glamping Websites

The beneath listings are for these on the lookout for furnished tenting and glamping websites alongside the North Coast 500. These are good for these on the lookout for a little bit of rusticity however who don’t wish to pack a bunch of tenting gear. The record beneath consists of glamping tents, static caravans, pods, shepherd’s huts, yurts, furnished tents, and wigwams.

The NC500 glamping websites are listed beginning in Inverness after which so as as you’ll drive the route counter clockwise (beginning up the east coast and looping again to Inverness). It’s damaged into sections alongside the route that will help you discover a place within the space of the route you wish to keep.

If you’re questioning learn how to breakdown your stays, we advocate trying out our normal detailed North Coast 500 itinerary for some concepts of what number of days you may want and the place to cease alongside the best way. You may like to combine these in with extra conventional types of lodging, during which case try our guides to the best B&B’s on the North Coast 500, and our favorite North Coast 500 hotels.

For every glamping web site we’ve included the primary data it’s best to want in addition to the important thing services the location has and a hyperlink to its web site or reserving web page. We additionally point out if canines are welcome.

Observe that these services fluctuate from primary picket constructions with minimal services by to high-end luxurious choices with hot-tubs, kitchens, and extra. Most, however not all, embrace fundamentals like mattress linens and towels. Some embrace en-suite sink, rest room and bathe, whereas others have shared services. You’ll want to test what’s included when reserving.

Most of the glamping websites are open year-round however some are seasonal and shut throughout the winter months.

Most of the glamping pods are of an analogous spec, so listed here are some photographs of the within of the tenting pods at Ben Loyal Resort in Tongue to provide you an thought of what to anticipate. Nevertheless, specs fluctuate.

Interior of glamping pod at Ben Loyal Hotel Interior of glamping pod at Ben Loyal Hotel

We do our greatest to maintain this record updated, however do test earlier than reserving as issues can change. When you discover something incorrect, tell us within the feedback and we are going to replace the data.

 

North Coast 500 Glamping Websites: Inverness to the Black Isle

  • GlamNess Luxury Shipping Containers, Inverness. Luxurious adults-only pods constructed from recycled transport containers, 10 minutes’ drive south of Inverness. Pods have en-suite rest room/bathe, kitchenette and TV. Free WiFi. No pets. No youngsters.
  • Ardtower Caravan Park, close to Inverness. Campsite and caravan park is situated 10 minutes’ drive to the east of Inverness. 1 glamping pod. Ensuite lavatory, double mattress, seating space, fridge, television, tea and low services and free wifi. No pets.
  • Black Rock Caravan & Camping Park, Evanton. Campsite on the sting of Evanton village. Numerous pods obtainable from no frills primary pods for 2 with no en-suite, to extra luxurious en-suite pods for as much as 6 with kitchen, TV and sitting space. Canines allowed in some pods.
  • Black Isle Pods, Black Isle. Peaceable tenting pods within the countryside simply 10 minutes’ drive from Inverness on the Black Isle. Three totally insulated glamping pods, every with sizzling tub. Self-contained pods have en-suite bathe, double mattress, couch mattress, and kitchenette. Laundry on-site. Canines allowed on request for a payment. WiFi.
  • Black Isle Yurts, Black Isle. 8 individually completed yurts present in woodland on a farm simply outdoors Rosemarkie. Yurts sleep between two and 5, have wooden burning stoves, beds with linen, fuel cookers and crockery, a coolbox and out of doors seating space.  No water or energy. Separate on-site bogs, showers, and washing up services. Canines allowed on request for a payment. WiFi at central location.

North Coast 500 Glamping Websites: Black Isle to Thurso

  • Delny Glamping, close to Invergordon. Rural glamping simply 8 minutes from Invergordon on the North Coast 500. Number of lodging, together with “bothies” for as much as six, and a pair of particular person pods made out of whisky barrels. Lodging have beds with linen, en-suite services, fridge, complimentary tea/espresso, WiFi, hearth pit, and personal seating. Canines are allowed in a few of the lodging for a payment.
  • The Pod at Hollingwell House, close to Edderton. One pod in a rural setting overlooking the Dornoch Firth. Double mattress with linen, en-suite, couch mattress, fridge and kettle. Outdoors seating space, free WiFi, canines allowed.
  • Evelix Pods Dornoch, Everlix. Tenting pods simply off the North Coast 500 within the village of Evelix, close to Dornoch. All pods characteristic WiFi, underfloor heating, en-suite, kitchenette and beds. Pets not allowed.
  • Pitgrudy Holiday Park, close to Dornoch. Self-catering lodging on a vacation park 5 minutes’ drive from Dornoch. Static caravans with en-suite, kitchens, bedrooms. Pets allowed in sure rooms.
  • North Coast 500 Pods, Brora. Premium glamping pods subsequent to the village of Brora. Pods characteristic voice-controlled lighting, Bluetooth audio system, quick WiFi, sensible TVs, underfloor heating, en-suite, double mattress, fold out couch mattress and totally outfitted kitchenettes. Canines allowed.
  • Tall Pines Yurt, Gartmore. Conventional yurt on a hillside within the village of Gartmore. Totally insulated with a wooden burning range, double mattress, couch mattress, kitchen space with cooker and grill. Outside eating and BBQ space. Solar energy lighting. Separate composing rest room and bathe. Free WiFi. Canines allowed.
  • North Star Glamping, close to Lybster. Two luxurious glamping pods on the sting of Lybster village on the NC500. Pods have underfloor consuming, eating desk and chairs, flat display TV, electrical retailers, kitchenette. En-suite, double mattress + sofa-bed. No pets allowed.
  • Camster Glamping Pod, close to Lybster. Rurally situated glamping pods 5 minutes drive from Lybster. All pods have a non-public sizzling tub. Pods have en-suite services, outfitted kitchenette, linen, flat display TV and linen. No pets.
  • North Coast Escapes, close to Thrumster. Luxurious cabin simply south of Thrumster. Double bed room, en-suite services, separate dwelling space with kitchenette and eating space. Personal hottub, free WiFi, pets allowed for a payment.
  • Secret Glamping Caithness, close to Thrumster. Massive bell tent on farmland simply south of Thrumster on the NC500. Massive snug mattress with bedding, wooden burning range, carpet all through, cooking range, desk and chairs. Hearth pit open air in addition to rest room tent. Test relating to pets.
  • Caithness Camping Pods, close to Watten. Easy, no frills tenting pods on a croft close to Watten. Observe the location makes it clear these are usually not glamping pods, they’re extra of an alternative choice to a tent which occur to be insulated. Pods include a snug mattress however bedding shouldn’t be offered. No cooking tools. Excessive finish composting rest room on web site. No Wifi or electrical energy. Cooking space offered. Pets allowed.
  • Bower Wigwams and Pods, close to Bowermadden. Rural tenting location close to Bowermadden. Selection of primary pods the place you might want to carry your individual bedding, or deluxe en-suite pods. Pods have kitchenettes and free WiFi. Pets allowed.
  • Hillside Camping Pods, close to John O’Groats. Luxurious tenting pods and shepherd’s hit 10 minutes drive south of John O’Groats. Pods have bedding and kitchenette, with separate personal lavatory. Pets allowed in pods on request.
  • The Crofter’s Snug, East Mey. Two glamping pods and a Shepherd’s hut close to the Fort of Mey. All with free WiFi, ensuite, kitchenette and fire-pit. One is pet pleasant.
  • North Point Pods, Scarfskerry. Tenting pods close to the Fort of Mey within the hamlet of Scarfskerry. Self-catering pods have en-suite lavatory, kitchenette, eating space and couch in addition to double mattress with bedding. Pets allowed for a payment.
  • Braeside Retreats, close to Thurso. Luxurious bespoke glamping pods a couple of minutes’ drive from Thurso. All pods have a non-public sizzling tub, Kingsize mattress, double couch mattress, heating, bedding, free WiFi, flat display TV, out of doors patio and totally outfitted kitchen with eating space. Canines allowed in some pods.

Glamping pod at Ben Loyal Hotel

 

North Coast 500 Glamping Websites: Thurso to Durness

  • The Halladale Inn & North Coast Touring Park, close to Melvich. 6 easy tenting pods with reminiscence foam mattresses, heating, fridge, crockery, kettle, cutlery and TV. Bedding not equipped. On-site bistro / cafe in addition to bathe and bathroom block. One canine per pod is allowed for a payment.
  • Strathy Bay Pods, close to Strathy. Three en-suite pods overlooking peaceable Strathy Bay. Two with king-size mattress and pull-out couch, one with pair of bunk beds. Additionally characteristic kitchen space and entry to communal picnic space and hearth pit. WiFi and mattress linen included. Pets not allowed. Observe, there are three pods every with their very own Reserving web page: Orca Pod, Selkie Pod and Risso Pod.
  • Wee Hoose Glamping, Skail. Tenting pods on a working croft discovered a brief detour off the northern stretch of the NC500, six miles from Bettyhill. Pods sleep two folks and are totally outfitted. Kitchenettes and en-suite lavatory with bathe. Breakfast elements offered. One pod is canine pleasant for a payment. No WiFi however good cell reception.
  • Ben Loyal Hotel and Glamping Pods, Tongue. Glamping pods discovered as a part of the Ben Loyal resort, providing beautiful views to Fort Varrich and easy accessibility to resort restaurant / pub. All pods are self-contained models with king-size mattress and their very own lavatory services in addition to a small kitchenette. Pets are usually not allowed.
  • Island View Glamping Pods, Talmine. Comfy glamping pods with king measurement beds, en-suite loos and kitchenette space. No WiFi. Pets allowed.

 

North Coast 500 Glamping Websites: Durness to Lochinver

  • Eco Crofters Wagon, Oldmoreshore. Discovered within the village of Oldmoreshore, a brief detour from the NC500. Easy shepherd’s hut lodging with double mattress, kitchenette and eating / sitting space. Wooden burning range and separate composing rest room. No wifi, electrical energy or working water. No pets allowed.
  • The Little Abodes, Clachtoll. Luxurious glamping pods in Clachtoll, every with personal sizzling tub. Double mattress, kitchenette, en-suite, couch and eating space. Free WiFi. Canines allowed for a payment.
  • North Coast 500 Pods, Achmelvich. Effectively-equipped heated and insulated glamping pods with totally outfitted kitchenette, together with hob. Double mattress + couch mattress, en-suite bathe/rest room bluetooth audio system. A canine pleasant pod is obtainable.
  • Suilven View Pod, Lochinver. Pod located reverse Lochinver village. Options double mattress, personal sizzling tub, kitchenette, en-suite lavatory, BBQ space, free WiFi, free laundry. Can settle for one small canine.

 

North Coast 500 Glamping Websites: Lochinver to Gairloch

  • The Elphin Bothy, Elphin. Comfy cabin appropriate for as much as 4 folks in a non-public backyard. Has kitchenette + double bunk mattress. Separate flushing rest room and bathe. Electrical heating (pre-pay electrical meter). No WiFi or cell sign. No canines.
  • The Sleepy Crofter Glamping, Achiltibuie. Glamping pods in peaceable Achiltibuie overlooking the summer season isles. Rooms have double mattress, eating space, seating space, personal en-suite rest room/bathe and kitchenette with microwave. Free wifi. Pets allowed.
  • Ardmair Point Caravan & Camping Park, close to Ullapool. Simply 10 minutes north of Ullapool this caravan and tenting park has quite a lot of self-catering lodges and chalets. These have personal en-suite services, separate bedrooms, linen, free WiFi and totally kitted kitchens. Canines allowed in chalets for a payment.
  • The Highland Bothies, close to Ullapool. Glamping pods 4 minutes drive / 30 minute stroll from Ullapool on a working croft. Pods characteristic underfloor heating, double mattress plus a settee mattress, kitchenette with hob, and sizzling tub shared between two pods. Canines allowed in one of many pods for a payment. Free WiFi.
  • Sands Caravan and Camping, close to Gairloch. 12 heated picket wigwam pods. Electrical lights and sockets, panel heater, kettle. No bedding offered. No en-suite or cooking in wigwam, services obtainable close by. Hearth-pit and picnic space outdoors. Pets allowed.

 

North Coast 500 Glamping Websites: Gairloch to Inverness

  • Wuthering Heights Shepherd’s Hut, Gairloch. Shepherd’s hut overlooking Gairloch golf course and seashore. Double mattress, kitchenette with fuel hob, seating space, and eating space. Free Wifi. No pets allowed.
  • Sheildaig Camping and Caravans, Sheildaig. Campsite with three glamping cabins. Yet another primary cabin with double mattress and kitchenette, however no linen or ensuite. Two luxurious cabins with en-suite bathe and bathroom, full kitchen, underfloor heating, and offered linen and towels. Canines allowed in primary cabin.
  • Applecross Campsite, Achiltibuie . Easy tenting huts on Applecross campsite on the Applecross peninsula. Huts have mattresses, heating, lights and socket. No mattress linen or kitchen so you will want to carry your individual tools. Canines allowed.
  • Riverside Chalets and Caravan Park. Campsite with bell tent glamping choice in Contin. Bell tent with double mattress, wooden burning range, kettle and electrical in personal backyard. A variety of chalets are additionally obtainable. Canines allowed on campsite however test for chalets.

 

North Coast 500 Glamping Map

It is a record of all of the glamping choices we’ve discovered on the North Coast 500 for fast reference. You can too see this map on Google Maps here.

 

North Coast 500 Campsite and Glamping Web site Map

This map lists all of the North Coast 500 campsites and glampsites alongside the route (so all these talked about on this publish), for these of you who would really like each maps in a single.

It’s separated into extra conventional campsites which usually have tent pitches, motorhome pitches, and caravan pitches; after which glamping websites which usually have pods or different kinds of lodging.

Some websites might need each kinds of lodging, see our full listings for extra particulars. You can too see this map on Google Maps here.

 

Suggestions for a Tenting Journey on the North Coast 500

That can assist you plan the right tenting journey across the NC500, we wished to share some ideas that will help you plan.

NC500 sign and campervan

 

The place to Lease a Campervan for the NC500?

There are many choices for campervan rental in Scotland. The widest selection is probably going in Edinburgh, nonetheless for the NC500 you may wish to search for choices in Inverness. That is the simplest metropolis on the path to get to from different elements of the UK, being effectively served by each flights and trains.

If you’re doing an extended journey, or wish to see extra of Scotland, then Edinburgh is an efficient start line. It’s solely three hours’ drive from the beginning of the NC500 in Inverness.

Both method, in case you are planning on hiring a motorhome for the North Coast 500, then we advocate evaluating costs throughout a spread of suppliers utilizing a service like Motorhome Republic. You possibly can see their UK listings here. We will additionally advocate trying out Spaceships for camper rental, you possibly can test their costs here.

An alternative choice is to lease through a peer-to-peer service, the place you lease a motorhome from an proprietor. A variety of web sites exist to facilitate leases like this, we advocate trying out the UK version of PaulCamper to begin with.

When evaluating costs, at all times test what’s included. Search for issues like limitless mileage, the prices of additional drivers, and so forth.

When you’d desire to lease in Inverness there are a variety of campervan rental choices within the metropolis. In Inverness, you possibly can lease a campervan from firms together with Highland CampervansLoch Ness Motorhomes, and Rover Rentals.

When it comes to age, to rent a automotive or motorhome in Scotland most firms would require you to be a minimum of 21, though some would require you to be older than this. There may be a surcharge for drivers underneath 25.

Additionally, you will usually have to have held a license for a minimum of a yr. You possibly can lease a motorhome on a regular driver’s license. At all times test with the rental company to see what their coverage necessities are earlier than planning a visit.

We usually advocate renting the smallest measurement you suppose you will want, because the roads are slender and winding. Bigger measurement motorhomes might be tough to navigate on small single-track roads and is probably not appropriate for sure roads and a few campsites.

 

Can I Wild Camp on the North Coast 500?

In Scotland, wild tenting is authorized, however the definition of untamed tenting is away from a highway, and never in a motorcar. So actually it’s aimed a hikers and backpackers who’re setting out into the wilderness.

Here’s a hyperlink to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, plus steerage from Visit Scotland on wild camping.

The vast majority of the websites we record within the above listing of campsites across the North Coast 500 are paid websites which include a wide range of services.

There are locations round Scotland and the North Coast 500 the place you possibly can park up your motorhome. Nevertheless, in fact you shouldn’t park in a single day the place it’s clearly acknowledged that you’re not allowed to, blocks highway or farm entry, or is close to a non-public residence or enterprise.

We’d additionally add it’s quite a bit much less nerve-racking to do a visit if in case you have your lodging booked, particularly within the busier summer season months. Looking for a spot to park up can detract out of your expertise, and staying in a campsite each alleviates that stress and contributes to the native financial system.

 

What Services are there at North Coast 500 Campsites?

Services fluctuate at websites, from very primary the place you mainly get a spot to park, by to extra complete services. Issues to test embrace:

  • Bathrooms (normally free, however not at all times).
  • Showers (test if there’s a further payment)
  • Pitch kind. Normally grass of hardstanding. The previous is greatest for tents and small motorhomes, the latter is generally gravel or comparable and higher for motorhomes and caravans.
  • Chemical Disposal Level (black water). In case you have a motorhome or caravan with a rest room you possibly can empty the cassette right here. Observe many websites require the usage of inexperienced chemical substances to be allowed to make use of the disposal level.
  • Gray water disposal. That is for different water disposal, like bathe water or washing up water. Most motorhomes and caravans with built-in services with have two separate tanks. Some websites have drive up factors, the place you drive your motorhome over a drain for the gray water. Extra luxurious websites have water and drainage at every pitch, however that is pretty uncommon.
  • Electrical Hook Up (EHU). It will will let you plug your car into the websites energy. Websites usually have an amperage worth which is able to point out how a lot energy you possibly can draw. There may be additionally usually a further cost for websites with EHU.
  • Gasoline bottles / fuel alternate. Some websites will allow you to swap and empty fuel bottle for a full one. Normally this requires a bottle to swap. A small variety of websites may promote bottles with out alternate however that is much less widespread.
  • Dish washing. Primarily for tent-based campers, this will probably be a sink space the place you are able to do your dishes.
  • Kitchen. Once more, primarily for tent-based campers. Services will fluctuate from full kitchens with ovens, to extra primary facilities like a microwave and kettle.
  • Freezer / fridges. Some websites even have freezer and fridge services for friends to make use of.
  • Ingesting water. The vast majority of websites will present ingesting water, however this isn’t assured.
  • WiFi. Many websites present WiFi, both free of charge or for a payment. Remember that web (and cell phone reception) within the highlands might be gradual. WiFi is perhaps web site huge, or solely obtainable in sure places.

NC500 Caravan

 

Are Canines Allowed at Campsites on the NC500?

The vast majority of campsites on the North Coast 500 are canine pleasant, with just some exceptions. Tenting, whether or not tent tenting or in a caravan or campervan, might be the most well-liked approach to journey the North Coast 500 for pet house owners.

Some websites cost a small payment further for canines. Practically all websites would require canines to be on a lead always. House owners mustn’t depart canines unattended for any lengthy time frame.

For glamping websites, about half of websites enable pets and about half don’t. Many cost a pet payment for further cleansing.

At all times test earlier than reserving if canines are allowed to keep away from disappointment on arrival. Somes websites require you to pre-book and request permission for a pet to be on-site. Others have restrictions on measurement, quantity, and kind of pets allowed.

 

How A lot Does it Price to Camp on the NC500?

Campsite charges fluctuate, and rely upon quite a lot of elements. If you’re biking the North Coast 500 with a tent for instance, the charges will probably be decrease than in case you are in a motorhome and would really like a totally serviced pitch with energy.

On the whole, anticipate to pay between £10 and £25 per evening for a pair in a tent or motorhome. You possibly can usually save by skipping on electrical each every so often, particularly in case you are in a self-contained car.

Glampsite costs additionally fluctuate relying on the kind of unit. Count on to pay from round £40 to over £100 per evening for a pair in a pod.

Coldbackie Bay NC500

 

Are North Coast 500 Campsites Open all 12 months?

While the North Coast 500 is hottest from Might by to September, the route might be pushed all yr. Nevertheless, not all of the campsites are open all yr.

From our record, we discovered the next NC500 campsites which point out they’re open year-round on the route. At all times test earlier than arriving if the location is open and word that reserving is perhaps required.

In addition to the above, contemplate the glamping and different lodging choices alongside the route, which is perhaps an choice for an evening or two. We additionally advocate you guarantee you’re totally ready for all situations. Snow is a chance by winter, as are chilly, moist and wintery situations.

 

Do I have to Guide Campsites prematurely for the North Coast 500?

We extremely advocate reserving campsites prematurely on your journey if potential, particularly in case you are travelling between July and September. That is particularly the case if you need a pitch with hookups or hardstanding, as these might be more durable to come back by.

Not all campsites settle for reservations, and a few may solely settle for reservations for particular pitches or throughout the busier time intervals. However for people who do settle for reservations, we undoubtedly advocate you ebook. When you don’t ebook, plan for a backup choice or two for every evening, so you may have a fall again in case your fundamental choice is full if you arrive.

Earlier than 2020, lots of the campsites in Scotland didn’t settle for reservations. Beginning in 2020, as a result of pandemic, many campsites began taking reservations and plenty of required pre-booking. Whereas that is extra lax now, a number of of the campsites nonetheless require reservations.

For glamping websites, most of the glamping websites require reservations and we advocate all these planning to remain in pods, yurts, static caravans, and many others. to ebook prematurely if potential.

 

Suggestions for Accountable Journey when Tenting on the North Coast 500

The North Coast 500 runs by one of the vital stunning elements of Scotland, and it’ll hopefully stay that method for a few years to come back. Nevertheless, that is additionally a environmentally fragile space with extra restricted infrastructure than many different elements of the nation.

After all, the recognition of the route has introduced extra folks to the realm, which places a little bit of a pressure on the native infrastructure, particularly throughout the Spring and Summer time months. There have additionally been experiences of parents touring somewhat irresponsibly.

To assist out, we wished to share some ideas for accountable journey on the North Coast 500, that will help you minimise your affect and contribute to a constructive expertise for everybody.

Chemical Bathrooms: Get rid of your chemical bogs (and different waste) at correct dump factors solely. Don’t dump them out anyplace else, they include extremely poisonous chemical substances and can trigger severe injury to the surroundings if not disposed of correctly. Additionally, please word that some campsites, particularly the extra distant ones, might solely settle for Inexperienced eco pleasant rest room chemical substances like this.

Single Monitor Roads: Driving on single-track roads is perhaps a brand new expertise for you, and it may be somewhat daunting. Learn up on our guide to driving on single track roads to grasp the right etiquette, and don’t neglect to make use of passing place to permit sooner visitors to go you.

In a single day Tenting: We undoubtedly advocate you employ official campsites. When you select to wild camp, be sure you accomplish that in a zero affect method, leaving no hint behind, and solely doing so the place you’re allowed to. Watch out to not block entry roads or gates if you park up.

Litter: If there aren’t any litter bins, simply take your rubbish with you till you discover someplace you possibly can legally get rid of it.

Fires: You might be welcome to have a hearth or fuel BBQ in fact, however solely whether it is secure to take action and also you extinguish it totally earlier than you permit.

Wailing Widow Falls NC500

 

What to Pack for a Tenting Journey on the North Coast 500

We now have a general packing list for London and the UK that covers most of the necessities you want, so right here we are going to add in simply these gadgets chances are you’ll particularly need for a NC500 tenting journey:

We now have additionally put collectively two lists on Amazon which include most of the above gadgets in a single place for ease of reference. You possibly can see these on Amazon UK here, and Amazon US here.

 

Additional Studying on your North Coast 500 Journey

We’ve pushed the North Coast 500 route quite a lot of instances, and proceed so as to add to our content material on the route that will help you have the very best expertise. Under are quite a lot of articles and sources we predict you’ll discover useful for planning your NC500 journey.

And that’s it for our information to campsites and glamping places on the North Coast 500! Is that this the type of journey you wish to take? Have any questions or suggestions for us? Did we miss your favorite web site, or do you may have expertise staying at any of the websites you’d wish to share? Simply tell us within the feedback beneath!

A detailed list of all the North Coast 500 campsites and glamping sites, including tent camping, motorhomes, caravans and pods!



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