North Coast 500

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TopCat
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by TopCat » Fri Sep 01, 2017 3:59 pm

Thanks for the extra details, it's a trip we would like to make
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dezzy
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by dezzy » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:03 pm

Thanks guys. Just shout if you've got any questions. Happy to share my advice and opinions for anyone thinking of doing the route.
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by DaddyDarren » Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:58 pm

Fab report & photos Dezzy.

My In-Laws live in The Doll. This is just outside Brora on the A9. We stay at The Royal Marine hotel in Brora. Very nice place. Food is top notch, big roaring fire with leather chairs. Snooker room, pool, sauna etc.

Another bonus is it lies 100 yards from Brora Golf Club. An historic James Braid links course...

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This was taken on the first tee...

The in-laws were down last week & the NC500 was discussed. The concept has really taken off & bought much needed tourist activity to the area. Many groups with all types of transport are trying the route out. Cyclists, car groups, motorbikes etc.
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dezzy
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by dezzy » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:38 pm

Nice!

Glad to hear the positive reactions. I've heard a small minority (farmers in particular I believe) are quite against it but it must have brought so much tourism to the local economies up there. We saw a lot of cyclists too, campers, foreign tourists in hire cars, etc. Even if that means a bit of traffic, I think it's a fantastic thing for the local economy.
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by Boostfan » Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:34 pm

dezzy wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:35 am
Boostfan wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:48 am
Lovely pictures, we did it from Leeds over 10 days in our Focus RS Spring 2016. We stayed in the same room & had the same parking spot as you at the Torridon Arms! - Wonderfull.
Hehe, great place ain't it? Where else did you stay while doing the route? Any particular highlights for hotels?
Our first stop was Bamburgh at the Mizen Head Hotel, we had two nights there, well recommended, lovely food.
Then on to Inverness, we could only find room at the Premier Inn but it was OK.
From Inverness we went clockwise, staying at the Torridon Inn, like yourselves we loved it there, nice room, good food & proper beer.
Our next stop was the Albannach in Lochinver, you need deep pockets here but lovely room & Michelin star food, a proper treat.
Then on to Thurso where we stayed two nights at the Marine, lovely room & excellent breakfasts.
Brora was the next stop at the Royal Marine, a little old fashioned but nice enough.
We then went on to Edinburgh & stayed two nights at the Nira Caledonia, very nice & well recommended.
Our last stop before home was the Joiners Arms at Lower Newton by the Sea Northumberland, again well recommended.
So we stayed at 8 different hotels & did around 1400 miles in a very new Focus RS which was a brilliant car for such a journey.
It was a lovely holiday & we would do it again, but I think we would take the RS again not the F-Type, its exactly the right car for those roads.
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by JurassicF » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:33 pm

DaddyDarren wrote:
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:58 pm
Fab report & photos Dezzy.

My In-Laws live in The Doll. This is just outside Brora on the A9. We stay at The Royal Marine hotel in Brora. Very nice place. Food is top notch, big roaring fire with leather chairs. Snooker room, pool, sauna etc.

Another bonus is it lies 100 yards from Brora Golf Club. An historic James Braid links course...

IMG_4119.JPG

This was taken on the first tee...

The in-laws were down last week & the NC500 was discussed. The concept has really taken off & bought much needed tourist activity to the area. Many groups with all types of transport are trying the route out. Cyclists, car groups, motorbikes etc.
What a beautiful Fox Terrier.
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by DaddyDarren » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:23 pm

Thank you. Stanley is 9 years old & the most cheeky, spoilt little monkey going. Been to, & stayed at places most humans will never go to. Here’s him chillin at Gleneagles 😄

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Re: North Coast 500

Post by JurassicF » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:31 pm

Wonderful, he must meet our Welshie, she is just coming up to 8yrs old.

Jaynie on Rock.jpg

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Glacier Pearlescent White
Red soft top
Red electric and heated sports seats
Red belts
Extended red leather pack
Flat bottom heated wheel
Switchable exhaust
19" Orbit wheels
Configurable dynamic mode
Blind spot indicators


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Re: North Coast 500

Post by DaddyDarren » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:11 am

JurassicF wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:31 pm
Wonderful, he must meet our Welshie, she is just coming up to 8yrs old.
Jaynie on Rock.jpg
She is beautiful. Love terriers, so much life & zest!
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Re: North Coast 500

Post by davidd » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:42 am

That looks like a brilliant trip. Really would like to try that one day.


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