Episode 22The North Coast 500 - Part 3
Scotland’s North Coast 500 (Part 3) – Viking towns are not uncommon in this part of Scotland which belonged to the Norwegian King until 1266. Royal Castles, fabulous beaches and nuclear installations on another superb tour of this far northern part of the world.
The North Coast 500 – Part 3
Scotland’s North Coast 500 was opened in 2015 and this 516 mile route has become a popular travel destination. This, Part 3, of our tour will take us from Wick on the east coast of Northern Scotland to Bettyhill in Caithness.
We will pass through the ancient Viking town of Wick and onto John ‘O Groats, one end of the longest distances between two inhabited points on the mainland of Britain. Enjoy the view over the Pentland Firth to the Orkney islands beyond. We will then head West along the top of Scotland and call in to see the fabulous Castle of Mey, the late Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother’s home. We will stop for a picnic at Dunnett Head, the most northerly point on the British Mainland and walk the 300-feet cliffs to see the nesting birdlife among the rocks. We then pass through the town of Thurso whilst also enjoying the fabulous white sandy beaches of the North Coast before arriving at Bettyhill where we find the Strathnaver Museum and home to the Mackay Clan display.