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Raring to Go: All Revved Up for Summer on the North Coast 500

The North Coast 500 (NC500) is increasingly becoming a draw for motorists who love the open road – albeit an open road that narrows occasionally and can involve stubborn sheep and passing places.

Just a few days ago the Telegraph Weekend section included the NC500 in its roundup of Great Roads to Drive in the World.

They even kindly mentioned The Torridon as the essential place to stay along the way.

It doesn’t really matter what you drive when you explore the best of the Highlands but it is noticeable how many high-end sets of wheels have been appearing on Scotland’s own Route 66 recently.

A glance in the Torridon car park often reveals a bevy of Aston Martins, Porsches or Ferraris.

There has even been sightings of a McLaren P1 along the route. As rare as the Loch Ness monster, if not rarer.

If you don’t have one of those in the garage right now, you can still hire your own supercar in Inverness in order to tour the NC500 in style.

Happily there are also great cars which don’t require in-flight refuelling just to get to the next bend.

As enthusiastic supporters of green tourism in the Highlands, we were glad to see an eco-friendly Tesla being topped up recently at our recharging station beside the Inn.

Petrolhead or not, come and drive the NC500 this summer and make the most of one of the world’s great scenic routes.


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Dan & Rohaise are proud owners of The Torridon a family run and independent Hotel and resort. Passionate about food, service, provenance and promoting hospitality as an Industry of choice, especially for young people.

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