Gateway to NC500
Macdonald Aviemore Resort: The Gateway to the North Coast 500
The North Highlands in Scotland has rapidly become one of the most iconic destinations in Scotland thanks to the North Coast 500. It offers a truly unique and breath-taking touring experience.
Bringing together a route of just over 500 miles of stunning coastal scenery, the NC500, naturally follows the main roads along the coastal edges of the North Highlands of Scotland.
For those driving from England or the lowlands of Scotland, Aviemore and the Cairngorms is the perfect sleepover break for the start and end of your NC500 adventure.
Park up and enjoy a great night's sleep leaving you fresh for the drive ahead.
Aviemore is located just off the main A9 between Perth and Inverness with Inverness being the starting and end point of the route.
Stopping on route will only add 5 minutes to your drivetime when you’re heading for Inverness.
After a tiring drive to the starting point of the NC500 a journey break and stayover at Macdonald Aviemore Resort will leave you refreshed for the 500 miles or so ahead.
Once you’ve clocked up your 500 miles around the route you’ll probably want to lay your head somewhere special too.
Voted Resort Hotel of the Year 2019 (Scottish Hospitality Awards) you’ll find a choice of 4-star hotels and woodland lodges at the Aviemore resort.
Just perfect for some pampering and added space if you’re sleeping plans on route are rather basic or compact.
Macdonald Aviemore Resort also boasts the largest indoor pool complex in the Cairngorms, a luxury department store and large cinema.
You'll also find a choice of restaurants and bars together with a 18-hole championship golf course nearby. There’s also free parking too.
Combine a trip to Aviemore and the Cairngorms with a NC500 road trip to enjoy an extended break in Scotland and experience all there is to offer.
From Scotland’s finest coastal scenery to unspoilt lochs and mountains, or wonderful distilleries and breweries to exhilarating water-sports and wildlife. Not forgetting the Highland hospitality at every turn.