True Highlands Blog
Macbeth is, without a doubt, one of the most famous plays of all time. Shakespeare’s tale of madness, ambition and bloody vengeance is one of his most enduring works, a classic that has appeal across generations and well beyond the borders of Scotland.
Healing wells have a long tradition in Scotland. At one point, there was estimated to be over 600 of them operating in every corner of the country. Each had its own distinct history attached and were associated with different saints or specific ailments that they could cure. Rickets, gout, lunacy, blindness, infertility and yes, even hangovers could be cured if you knew where to go and the correct offering to make.
The North Coast 500 has been a remarkable success in bringing motorists to Scotland by highlighting the terrific scenery and historical attractions around the north. While it is certainly possible (and legal) to cycle the entire way, the differing priorities that cyclists have over motorists mean that a few diversions are advisable for two wheeled tourists to get the most from the route. Here are a few alternative suggestions for day trips and scenic detours to get away from the crowds while still staying on the road (watch out for our guide to off road cycling in the Highlands coming later in the year).