The Best UK Campervan Trips – NC 500

Maybe you’ve just purchased your very own bespoke campervan from Free Spirit Campervans, or you’re new to the campervan world and want to find out more about some of the best UK campervan trips!

In this blog, we’re going to explore one of the best UK campervan trips there is, the North Coast 500 Route. 500 miles of Scottish Highlands, natural beauty, breathtaking views, and a healthy serving of history! The NC 500 is one of the best ways to visit Scotland and one of the most famous road trips in the world – for a good reason!

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The Routes –

Many people plan their itineraries to focus on the aspects that most appeal to them. However, in this blog, we will suggest one of the most popular routes that the official NC 500 company has planned out.

The itinerary focuses on the historical and heritage aspects of the route and starts in Inverness. Exploring the historical city itself before making your way east.

The route continues along the east coast of the NC 500 and darts in and out of historic villages, breweries and castles! Wild camping is permitted in Scotland, so taking the trip in a campervan allows you tremendous freedom, as you can find the perfect place to park up for the night.

Smoo Cave is one of the most famous geographical landmarks on the route, and it’s a stunning natural cave. The surrounding natural landscape is equally as impressive, as this part of the route (as with much of it) is home to mountain views and rolling hills. So why not take a hike around one of the main lochs, or visit one of the stunning castles along the route?

The north highlands are truly a beautiful part of the world, and driving the NC 500 in a campervan allows you to experience this incredible trip in comfort and with all the creature comforts you’d have at home! But, of course, the best part about taking your Free Spirit Campervan on the NC 500 is that you’ll be able to easily pass through the many single-track roads, as they handle just like a standard family vehicle!

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Best UK Campervan Trips – Top Tips

It’s always essential to put in the time to plan your trip accordingly. Not only will this ensure that you make the most of the time you have on the trip, but it will also help to make sure you and your travel companions stay safe and know how to get assistance if needed.

Embarking on the NC 500 during the autumn is a wonderful idea, as the route is much less crowded than it tends to be during the summer. It also means that many campsites will have increased availability for you and your campervan, should you wish to park up for the night.

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If you would like to embark on your own road trip adventure, get in touch with one of our friendly team members on 01243 649087. We’d be happy to guide you through the process of choosing your campervan!

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