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Rainy Road Trip

We drove the loop in the pouring rain and it did not detract from the lovely scenery. It was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Livingston, United Kingdom
In no tourist literature is this the "Drumbeg Loop" and no local calls it that either

so I don't know, TRIP ADVISOR, where the name has come from. It is, as others have said, (though... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2019
Dublin, Ireland
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All reviews passing places single track take your time stunning drive fantastic scenery every turn blind bends enjoyable drive dramatic views every corner pouring rain old man stoer lighthouse track road both directions village shop lochs
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove the loop in the pouring rain and it did not detract from the lovely scenery. It was however blowing an absolute hoolie and this did prevent us getting out the car at several viewpoints :)

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank khalli
Reviewed 28 January 2019

so I don't know, TRIP ADVISOR, where the name has come from. It is, as others have said, (though incorrectly) the the B869 from Lochinver via Clachtoll, Clashnessie, Drumbeg, and Nedd which joins up with the A894 going towards Kylesku (where there is now a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank SorchaUB
Reviewed 1 January 2019

Well worth a small detour for some of the best driving around 23 miles of beautiful roads and views, but be aware it's all single track roads and passing places.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ElunedW298
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

Doing the North 500 and probably the best bit so far. More photo stops than anywhere else. Nice beach on the way round too.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 557stewartb
Reviewed 6 November 2018

In so much of Scotland it is ingenious to select one above another. Each has its own attractions and appearances in wet and dry weather. Try them all and form your own opinion.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wisest-old-man
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Having just returned from Loch Nedd, I can say that this really is a worthwhile drive. Be aware that the locals have to live and travel here, so don't stop in the passing places to admire the views, which are awesome. And watch out for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ann W
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely cottages with beautiful ocean view, deer & otter on beach, good food, friendly people Tiny roads with passage places.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Linda v
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

The scenery around the loop takes your breath away at every turn. The roads are narrow and twisty but worth it for the views. Take your time and enjoy it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank intrepid1145
Reviewed 11 September 2018

As this isn’t listed on any map as the Drumbeg Loop, let’s help people out by giving it its mundane, ordinary name. It is the B869 from Lochinver to Unapool. It is a narrow, one track road with plenty of passing places and a fantastic...More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This was the most rugged, remote, isolated and amazing part of the NC500. It was almost entirely single track road, and that track was very, very narrow. There is very little traffic, and it is too tough for tour buses. You will see moors, lakes,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Kyle E
14 April 2017|
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Response from loubesbernac |
hi Kyle Take the coast route, it's just awesome. Loch Assynt (alongside Quinaig) is beautiful but the coast road beats it every time. The roads fine, just don't go too fast, which you won't want to anyway! I know the area... More
8 February 2016|
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Response from Jean C | Reviewed this property |
We rented a cottage in Culkein just outside Drumbeg