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North Coast 500 Traveller Reviews

Reviews of North Coast 500

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North Coast 500 by Mr P M 18, 20 May 2018
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The Outer Hebrides fly drive

Amazing six days in brilliant weather with fantastic scenery, outstanding food and accommodation

Amazing six days in brilliant weather with fantastic scenery, outstanding food and accommodation

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Extremely well organised and helpful, responding to all my questions and requests speedily and efficiently

North Coast 500 by Fell-rover, 13 May 2018
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An invigorating experience

We really enjoyed our trip to the North of Scotland and Orkney. The weather was great, stopping places and hotels well chosen. All four of us agreed we'd had a really good trip.

We really enjoyed our trip to the North of Scotland and Orkney. The weather was great, stopping places and hotels well chosen. All four of us agreed we'd had a really good trip.

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They were very good and accommodated our request for a side trip yo the Orkneys, organising passes and ferry tickets.

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North Coast 500 by NC500 driver, 23 Apr 2018
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A wonderfully organised holiday around the NC500.

The holiday was a self drive tour around the NC500. McKinlay Kidd organised my overnight stops. They selected some outstanding accommodation that made the trip perfect. They also provided an excellent itinerary that helped make the holiday memorable. Clearly a great deal of time and effort had gone into the planning by the tour operator’s staff. The hosts at my four stops were exceptionally helpful. The food impressive. I was delighted with ...

The holiday was a self drive tour around the NC500. McKinlay Kidd organised my overnight stops. They selected some outstanding accommodation that made the trip perfect. They also provided an excellent itinerary that helped make the holiday memorable. Clearly a great deal of time and effort had gone into the planning by the tour operator’s staff. The hosts at my four stops were exceptionally helpful. The food impressive. I was delighted with all four chosen stays. This was a holiday that exemplified the benefit of booking through an agent. They knew the area and they knew the high quality accommodation. The NC500 meanwhile was a stunning drive.

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Excellent throughout. My previous comments very much highlight how impressed I was with them.

North Coast 500 by GPLK, 29 Oct 2017
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A VERY SPECIAL TRIP

An 8 day self drive tour round the North Coast 500 put together by McKlinlay Kidd. It all worked perfectly and the little places they selected for our overnight stops were outstanding, each and every one, as were their recommendations for things to do and places to eat. Their use of the Vamoos App was inspired and made planning a breeze.

An 8 day self drive tour round the North Coast 500 put together by McKlinlay Kidd. It all worked perfectly and the little places they selected for our overnight stops were outstanding, each and every one, as were their recommendations for things to do and places to eat. Their use of the Vamoos App was inspired and made planning a breeze.

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See above

North Coast 500 by Mac, 21 Oct 2017
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Excellent

Fantastic scenery, excellent hotels. Very friendly with incredible breakfasts. Great locations selected

Fantastic scenery, excellent hotels. Very friendly with incredible breakfasts. Great locations selected

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Excellent. Holiday was very well planned. Hotels and accommodation well selected. Locations very well selected.

North Coast 500 by Kitty, 20 Oct 2016
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Magical journey on the North Coast 500 route

I travelled the North Coast 500 route in the first week of October. It was my first time in the Highlands and my eyes were bursting with all the beautiful landscapes. It was also very interesting historically - I had not realised the important part this area played in the World Wars.

I travelled the North Coast 500 route in the first week of October. It was my first time in the Highlands and my eyes were bursting with all the beautiful landscapes. It was also very interesting historically - I had not realised the important part this area played in the World Wars.

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I am not sure whether McKinlay Kidd organised the wonderful weather, but I wouldn't put it past them - they are so good at attention to detail.

North Coast 500 by Cumbrian Travellers, 21 Sep 2016
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Wonderful Scottish North Coast 500

We travelled up the west coast of Scotland - fabulous views of caost and mountains with wonderful if scary at times drives over passses along single trsck roads. Then along the North Coast - unfortinately in fog but this too would have offered amazing views! Down the east coast with spectacular sea views. Great hotels/B&bs on the way. Lots of off the route places to visit. In every way an awesome experience.

We travelled up the west coast of Scotland - fabulous views of caost and mountains with wonderful if scary at times drives over passses along single trsck roads. Then along the North Coast - unfortinately in fog but this too would have offered amazing views! Down the east coast with spectacular sea views. Great hotels/B&bs on the way. Lots of off the route places to visit. In every way an awesome experience.

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Booking was easy and straightforward. Personal service from beginning to end and always ready to help and to listen to what we needed and to our suggestions for improvements for the future. Good information given for the journey and recommendations too. Great choice of hotels/B&Bs - each one different in its own way. Have booked with them before and will again.