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Glamping on the North Coast of Scotland – NC 500

Published on 01/03/2020 by cabinbookers78

Glamping on the North Coast of Scotland can be a great way to enjoy the epic NC500 route. NC 500 is the best road trip in the UK, and takes you past stunning scenery on the North Coast. If windswept, empty beaches, mountain views, and wildlife spotting is your thing, the route is a must-take journey. By glamping or staying in a cabin, you can spend time enjoying the route and keep costs low.

Here’s a selection of accommodation on or near the North coast 500 route. All cabins provide parking for one car.

Foxy’s Den (2 miles from NC 500)

A fully equipped glamping pod, Foxy’s Den is located in the town of Dornoch, within walking distance of Dornoch beach, rated as one of the most beautiful beaches in Scotland.

This self-catering accommodation is for 2 people and has the option of a large king size bed/ twin beds. There’s an en-suite wet room, plus a mini kitchen with a hob, kettle, and fridge.

Wifi and a bluetooth sound system are available for guests to use and there is an outdoor decking area with table and chairs.

Cairn Pod (10 miles from NC500)

A luxury glamping pod, located in the tranquil area of Bonar Bridge in Sutherland. The North Coast route is a 20 minute drive away.

Suitable for all year round travel, the pod has underfloor heating and is fully insulated. It has a small kitchen with fridge, microwave and kettle. There’s room for 2 guests in either a double bed or two single beds, depending on your preference.

The pod also has an en-suite, and free Wifi. A cold continental breakfast is also supplied.

Otter Cabin (5 miles from NC 500)

Just 5 metres from the waters edge, Otter Cabin offers truly unique accommodation. The location is wonderful – the cabin is situated on its own private island!

Inside, the cabin is basic but comfortable. There is a double bedroom, a shower room, and a kitchen. Outside, you can sit on the decking and admire the panoramic views of the sea and mountains.

It’s just 10 minutes drive to the North Coast route, and Otter Cabin is available for a minimum 7 night stay, making it the perfect start or finish point for your NC500 trip.


Although the North Coast 500 route is quite new (it was launched in 2015), people have been unofficially driving the coastal route for decades. However, now the marketing has improved, it is rapidly becoming one of the world’s most popular road trips.

Spanning 516 miles, NC500 makes a good holiday for motorists or cyclists, and glamping or cabin accommodation provides an affordable, nature based stay close to the route. It is possible to start and finish the route at a place of your choosing.

The Highlands of Scotland are the UK’s most sparsely populated area and the wildlife is abundant. Please respect the environment and help to protect wildlife by driving responsibly during your visit.

At CabinBookers we don’t charge any booking fees. Simply browse our glamping sites and contact the owner directly to get the best price.

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