North Coast 500
The North Coast 500 is a 516-mile (830km) scenic route around the north coast of Scotland, starting and ending at Inverness castle. The route was started in 2015 and has grown in popularity to become the iconic touring route in the United Kingdom. It has been described as "Scotland's Route 66". Starting clockwise, the route starts at Inverness and runs via Muir of Ord, Applecross (including the notorious Beach na Ba'), Gairloch, Ullapool, Scourie, Durness, Thurso, John o'Groats, Wick, Dunrobin Castle, Dingwall then back to Muir of Ord and Inverness. The route also takes in many areas of the "North Highland Way" , a walking route along Scotland's North Coast.
Golf courses in Aberdeenshire
There are over 60 golf courses in Aberdeenshire from which to enjoy a round of golf, many of them are over 100 years vintage, much like the regions prized whisky production. From traditional seaside links that boast a ferocious bite to more inland, subtler tests, the Northeast has every golfing challenge at its disposal.
Royal Aberdeen is the 6th oldest golf club in the world, it was founded in 1780 as the Society of Golfers at Aberdeen and became the Aberdeen Golf Club in 1815. The clubs 'Royal' patronage was awarded by Edward VII in 1903.
Right on our doorstep in Macduff we have Royal Tarlair golf course, a challenging cliff top links course with one of the finest holes to be found in Scotland, the famous 13th hole, "The Clivet". Depending on the weather this exhilarating par 3 can play anything from a wedge to a wood and offers the golfer the opportunity to test their nerve and resolve to the limit. Royal Tarlair was formed in 1926 and granted Royal patronage by "H.R.H the Princess Royal" also in 1926.
Duff House Royal
Cross the famous river Deveron, the challenge to many an angler over the years and stretches for 55miles from the Cabrach hills between Glass, Dufftown and Rhynie and winds its way down past Huntly, Turriff before coming out between the towns of Banff and Macduff and you will come to Duff House Royal. Opened in 1909 and set in a beautiful manicured parkland setting, the challenging two-tier greens which were the forerunner for none other than Augusta National, the home of the Masters. Both courses were designed by the legendary Dr Alistair Mckenzie. Within the borders of the course is Duff House a country house gallery and considered one of the finest country houses designed by William Adam. Duff House Royal golf club is the only golf club where the royal tile is used as suffix and not a prefix. It is believed the reason for the royal title being a suffix to Duff House was a tribute to Louise, who was known as the Princess Royal, not the Royal Princess.
Motorhome websites and info
This website has some excellent guides to driving tours and campsites in Scotland and is well worth taking a look at www.scotlandinfo.eu
Visit Scotland is another great site and this link goes straight to the Motorhome section visistscotland with 10 great road trip ideas in and around Scotland.
This website undiscoveredscotland has several driving tours which you might find useful in planning your perfect getaway Click on this link to take you straight to the driving tours which you should find useful.
If you want to sample the Island life then this is the website for you is www.road-to-the-isles.org.uk