North Coast 500 The Road Trip of a Lifetime - 2024 NC500 Guide Book - Robbie Roams


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The ultimate ‘No Fuss’ NC500 guide book by Robbie Roams – 2024 edition. Featuring incredible locations, practical tips & stress saving hacks to ensure your experience on the MAGICAL NC500 is simply unforgettable. This in-depth guide book has everything you could possibly need to plan your NC500 trip, from NC500 itineraries to budgeting.

From campsites to B&B’s, single malt whiskey to black pudding, you’ll get all the information you need including practical insider tips and some of my hilarious personal experiences to ensure your adventure across the Scottish Highlands is spectacular.


The ultimate ‘No Fuss’ NC500 guide book by Robbie Roams. Featuring incredible locations, practical tips and also stress saving hacks to ensure your experience on the MAGICAL NC500 is simply unforgettable. This in-depth guide book has everything you could possibly need to plan your NC500 trip, from NC500 itineraries to budgeting and accommodation. Because I’ve done all the hard work, you won’t have to!

So it doesn’t matter if you’re doing the route in a £50K campervan, a £20-per-day hire car or a 30 year old motorbike, I have all angles covered. From campsites to B&B’s, single malt whiskey to black pudding, you’ll get all the information you need including practical insider tips and also some of my hilarious personal experiences to ensure your adventure across the Scottish Highlands is spectacular.

I’ve spent a lot of time visiting, researching and writing this guide book. As a result, if you follow the advice I give, I can guarantee that you’ll have an incredible experience on one of planet earth’s most iconic road trips!

So what are you waiting for?  Your adventure on one of planet earth’s most iconic road trips awaits… With 516 miles of awe-inspiring landscapes, majestic ancient castles and picture perfect beaches; the NC500 is a truly magical and unforgettable bucket-list destination.

 NC500 Guide Book Main Features:


UK & Worldwide Delivery

The NC500 guide book is available worldwide and delivery typically takes 5-10 working days to most countries (for instance USA is 7-10 working days on average). There’s also free UK Delivery which is typically 3-5 working days with the option to upgrade to 1st Class which is 1-2 working days delivery.

Why not pair with the NC500 Big Map?

ISBN: 9781399925525

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Weight 0.200 kg


706 reviews for North Coast 500 The Road Trip of a Lifetime – 2024 NC500 Guide Book – Robbie Roams

  1. Stanley M. (verified owner)

    Very informative book I can’t leave it alone , full of information that I need for me and my dog mist

  2. Mark Korad (verified owner)

    Great book. Not read all yet, but looks informative. Only not a 5 due to one small (but important) omission – places to get motorbikes repaired incase of breakdown or a few numbers for breakdown recovery places. If on a bike, it is likely one will suffer a puncture at some point, it would be good to have a reference. Overall – highly recommended book and I for one shall be taking it with me later this year!

    • admin (store manager)

      Hi Mark,
      Thanks for your feedback I’m going to be adding this into future editions to help other bikers! Thanks again 🙂

  3. Andrew Baird (verified owner)

    Great book, reasonably priced and delivered very swiftly. The book is fabulously detailed and insightful – an excellent planning tool ! We also really appreciated the personalised card (won’t spoil the surprise for others) but that was a very smart and nice touch.

    Absolutely recommend !!! 😎

  4. Paul (verified owner)

    Great little informative book & Map can’t wait to put it to action great service also

  5. Chris Wise (verified owner)

    cracking book and some good advise and great pictures

  6. Mark Sneyd (verified owner)

    Really pleased excellent

  7. Wayne Rippon (verified owner)

    Now this is a great addition to anyone thinking of doing the NC500. Funny, informative and full of detail. Absolute must have guide.

  8. Lee Smith (verified owner)

    Great book 👍. I don’t do much reading but I’m working my way through this one.

  9. andrew Thornhill (verified owner)

    Very good book lots of different information and details like were to get fuel different campsites and a few phone numbers if you have a breakdown very good book indeed

  10. Alistair (verified owner)

    A must have book if doing the NC500.
    Packed with info for what ever your needs may be along the way.
    Backed up with the map best pre mini break money you will spend.

    Thanks Robbie and Team.

  11. James Mcguire (verified owner)

    A great quality book, full of great details and tips for any journey . And well worth the price

  12. Steven Adair (verified owner)

    For anyone thinking about doing the nc500 this book is a must have !
    It’s very informative and even takes you off the beaten track to reveal some hidden gems you won’t be disappointed with it …. Njoy

  13. Mark Stephens (verified owner)

    Very prompt delivery. Book is well set out and very informative. I have recommended this book to a few of my friends.

  14. Carl T. (verified owner)

    Great guide with loads of useful tips and details to help plan our trip!!!

  15. David Williams (verified owner)

    Excellent book. Lots of simple detail and advice.

  16. Sheila Tinsley

    Even more excited to go on this route after reading your book.
    Fantastic photos. We had already planned our route and booked sites but would have missed so much.
    Sorry to mention but take a look at page156 and check the spelling of Trossachs .
    Sack your proof reader.Lol ( only joking )
    On a lighter note, thank you for this book. We will treasure it.

  17. Trevor R. (verified owner)

  18. Alan Edwards (verified owner)

    very helpful in planning my adveture

  19. Michael Bennett (verified owner)

  20. Denise Filleul (verified owner)

    I started this on Monday & even up to page 37 I have found tips that will help plan our trip! Roll on NC 500!

  21. Fiona Johnston (verified owner)

    Very useful and detailed book, can,t wait to start planning my nc500 adventure next year. Book gives alot of good information and tips. This will be my bible when doing the nc500 next year

  22. Pete S. (verified owner)

    Great book, only half way through reading in readiness to plan for our Harley Davidson road trip

  23. Martin (verified owner)

  24. Peter Dick (verified owner)

    Excellent, very detailed and informative.

  25. Evelyn (verified owner)

    Bought for my son to plan a trip and looks like it is what it says! No fuss just great clear info and tips 👍🏻

  26. Michelle (verified owner)

    Fabulous, given me lots of ideas, already started planning my trip 😊

  27. Mick W. (verified owner)

    Quality, helpful product with great service and fast delivery

  28. Jon Smith (verified owner)

    The guidebook I’ve ever bought for the NC500 (and I have a few) speedy delivery too. Don’t hesitate if your about to do the NC500. The big map is great too. Some invaluable advise and the book is very clear on routes and where to see. Wouldn’t be without it

  29. Glanville Martin (verified owner)

    Well resourced and well laid out. a wonderful foretaste of our upcoming holiday along the North Coast 500.

  30. Sandra Bletchly (verified owner)

    Good service. Looks like a good book will be very useful for our trip.

  31. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Very satisfied with my purchase.

  32. Judith (verified owner)

    Nice book easy to read and find what you want, lots of information well laid out

  33. Sharon R. (verified owner)

  34. STEVE P. (verified owner)

    A1 Very Helpful can’t wait for our adventure in 2023 👍😁

  35. KEITH M. (verified owner)

    Ive been looking to do this North Coast 500 for a while…didn’t know where to start ,begin to look, or how to plan tbh..seen this book advertised…took a gamble and bought it… lucky i did…ive only Just started to read it…. the gamble paid off….Buy it people ..Great information already….great fotos and route options….
    Sure it will make my planning so much easier…if not do it for me

  36. Maris Williamson (verified owner)

    Easy purchase quickly received by me = excellent service

  37. paul young (verified owner)

    Fantastic book, can’t wait to get started

  38. Paul Roncone (verified owner)

    Very fast delivery time.

  39. Helen (verified owner)

    A really ‘fit for purpose’ book. We plan to use this for our trip next year. The various suggested itineraries are particularly useful.

  40. Simon (verified owner)

    Its an interesting read but sections of the book seem to want to put you off going rather than encourage, there is a lot of you wont get accommodation or food if you don’t book months in advance which isn’t possible for some of us and if you can’t use a map you will get lost.

    • admin (store manager)

      Hi Simon, thanks for your feedback. I’m sorry you took it in a negative way. Unfortunately the popularity of the route means during the busy months of June, July & August it is very advisable book ahead with certain accommodation especially hotels. I’m very keen for people to be aware of the situation before travelling as it’s a long old way for most people in the UK and to arrive there without anywhere to stay wouldn’t be fun. Thanks again.

  41. Fairley Adrian (verified owner)

    Can’t wait to get the in-depth reading… just skirted the book randomly and already I’m intrigued…

  42. Richard Nash (verified owner)

    Excellent guide book, can’t wait to see all the recommendations of what to visit on this route

  43. Gerard hepburn (verified owner)

  44. Simon Bennett (verified owner)

    Excellent guide, our trip is booked for next year allready

  45. Mark Weeks (verified owner)

    Excellent book.

  46. leah (verified owner)

    Great book, can’t wait to plan our adventure

  47. Lola R. (verified owner)

    Great book, lots of information and top tips and places to visit

  48. Paul N. (verified owner)

    book delivered along with the map ordered. from what i have read it will help plan my trip round the NC500, making it easier to arrange overnight stops and daily travel

  49. Richard G. (verified owner)

  50. Neil Harrison (verified owner)

  51. Marina Dain (verified owner)

    I love it. Started reading it as soon as I received it. Loads of interesting experiences and information shared to help me plan my trip. Just what I needed

  52. Nicky (verified owner)

    Brilliant guide to NC500, lots of very useful info. Can see this being my bible on my upcoming trip to Scotland. Can’t wait to purchase the wales guide in January 23, especially after watching the you tube blog. Thanks Robbie !

  53. David Fisher (verified owner)

    Superfast Delivery!

  54. Paul Dyer (verified owner)

    A well thought out book, well detailed

  55. Nick P. (verified owner)

    A great guide book and a must for anyone looking to do the NC500. Service was very fast, what’s not to like!

  56. Wullie McIntosh (verified owner)

    Excellent book and look forward to using it on my travels.

  57. Stuart Barrowcliff (verified owner)

    Well packaged and arrived quickly. Looking forward to planning our trip.

  58. Steve Hughes (verified owner)

    The definitive ultimate guide to the NC500

  59. Peter Hammond (verified owner)

    Very impressed with the level of detail and has made planning the trip relatively easy

  60. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Excellent service recommend

  61. Sim H. (verified owner)

    Very informative, really well set out. A great read, I want to set off now

  62. Kevin White (verified owner)

  63. Andrew J. (verified owner)

    Great Book, very helpful

  64. Ron M. (verified owner)

    Great guide.

  65. DAWN C. (verified owner)

    Love this book, I’ve started planning my trip for next year, lots of useful information great pictures too.

  66. Jo Parish (verified owner)

    Great book. Really helping to plan my perfect trip

  67. Graham farr (verified owner)

    Excellent informative book

  68. Olivia Howse (verified owner)

    Brilliant book!! Would absolutely recommend. Full of useful information and things you wouldn’t necessarily think of. A must buy if you are thinking of doing the NC500.

  69. James Howe (verified owner)

    Well received and well recommended

  70. Tim Handley (verified owner)

  71. Michelle C. (verified owner)

    Great book. Lots of information. Bought as a Christmas gift

  72. Paul Beavis (verified owner)

    Fantastically informative book well packaged. If buying as a gift, for someone in your household, be aware that the title of the publication is shown on the external postage label.

  73. Adrian Jennings (verified owner)

  74. Richard Martin (verified owner)

    After watching the youtube videos from Robbie we decided to get the book and map. They have been a good source of info while planning our trip. Some comments say not to bother with the map but I would recommend it as we found it useful while planning our trip.

  75. Jeff P. (verified owner)

    Planning a motorcycle tour with a few mates ,saw this and ordered. Must say what an informative gem of a book. Been very helpful so far . A must have item-5 stars

  76. mark goss (verified owner)

    Well thought out and simple to follow

  77. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Exactly what I wanted, very informative book.

  78. Muree (verified owner)

    Jam packed full of useful tips, information and places to see while doing the NC500. Giving people who are novices the benefit of his own experiences to help plan and to get the most from their trip. Highly recommend this book, I will definitely be using it to plan our road trip and will be taking it with us next June as our travel bible when we do the NC 500.

  79. Emma R. (verified owner)

    Excellent service and delivery. Ideal Christmas gift for a newly engaged couple who are planning this journey for their honeymoon.

  80. Anita Heyes (verified owner)

    Ordered this book for an Xmas gift. Looks to be a good guide with mountains of information.
    Delivered promptly with no issues.

  81. Jane Chandler (verified owner)

  82. Michael H. (verified owner)

    A very handy guide for the NC500. Minimal research required for the trip as this guide covers almost everything needed to prepare. Would highly recommend!

  83. Andrew Hamilton (verified owner)

    Very good guide, very informative. Gives loads of information.

  84. paula rhodes (verified owner)

    Really quick delivery and excellent quality. I bought this a a gift but I’ll definitely be getting another for myself!

  85. Samantha hurst (verified owner)

    Book arrived quickly and seems to be a very informative book
    well laid out, good photos and tips. Can’t wait to actually try it out.

  86. Anthony Loring (verified owner)

    This book is worth so so much more . Invaluable information in the nc500 route. If you are planning a trip this bok is a must. Robbie has covered everything that you need to make sure you have am unbelievable trip to Scotland. Thank you so much.

  87. Carolyn P. (verified owner)

    Thanks for the great service! Arrived here in Australia in 11 days. Looking forward to reading and planning our trip in 2023!

  88. Carla J. (verified owner)

    The book is exactly as shown. Accurate information and photos. I will follow for sure some of the tips. Thanks

  89. Linda T. (verified owner)

    Purchased for a gift, book looks very good and would definitely recommend. Fast process and delivery.

  90. Kevin Artess (verified owner)

    Great book and great service, highly recommend

  91. Mark Taylor (verified owner)

    This HAS TO BE the BEST guidebook for the NC500.. easy yo read, well formatted and thebinfo is EXACTLY what you need to plan the trip.. The itineraries are fab.. choice of 5, 9 and 12 day trips with all of the places of interest listed per day.. im just about to set off on the 12 day trip.. all of the places stored on Google Maps so no need to waste time planning.. I can spent more time at the fabulous places recommended by Robbie..


  92. Wendy L. (verified owner)

    Brilliant book 📖 I have ordered it again as a Christmas present. Highly recommend

  93. Fern (verified owner)

    Well packaged, fast delivery and bigger than I expected!

  94. Paul (verified owner)

    An excellent book very helpful for planning our journey

  95. Ms G Moy (verified owner)

    Lovely book. Bought for a present. Quick delivery. Love it

  96. Nick Bassarab (verified owner)

  97. Joanne M. (verified owner)

    Got this as doing NC500 May 2023. Its very informative and in a way thats not over complicated and easier to navigate. Already had a pocket NC500 book but Robnie Roams NC500 is far superior. Would highly recommend .

  98. Richard Moore (verified owner)

    Quick delivery time from order. 2-3 days.. really good book we have already used it to start planning out trip in March.

  99. Julie R. (verified owner)

    Excellent guide

  100. Marcus Harrington (verified owner)

    What a great little book. Very informative, easily readable and to the point. Section at the back of the book for planning and your own itinerary. We are planning our NC500 trip for May 2023 and this book is already giving us a great insight into what to expect. Thanks very much!

  101. Caroline B. (verified owner)

    Great no fuss guide, can’t wait to put it to the real test on our NC500 trip, but so far so good, would definitely recommend.

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  106. karen somerset (verified owner)

    Great informative guide! Love this book! Robbie has obviously put the work in so we can sit back and be guided on the tour! Bought for hubby as we want to tour Scotland next year in our motorhome. Would not hesitate to recommend. Thanks.

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  108. Stephen Walton (verified owner)

    Going to be a great help

  109. Emma (verified owner)

    This was requested as a gift for my brother in law who had his eye on it for a while! The book arrived in top notch condition, within the specified time scales. The book appears to be of very high quality, great photographs in side and layout looks good. Cannot comment on the content as this has not been used by me!

  110. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Delivery was prompt. I had a quick flick through (and it looks fab)as it is a pressie for my husband – hopefully he’ll take the hint 😁

  111. Adrian (verified owner)

    Great delivery time & an amazing book Thanks 😊

  112. Susan (verified owner)

    Bought for Xmas pressie. Packed full of useful stuff to make driving holiday easy.

  113. Anonymous (verified owner)

  114. Karen Richardson (verified owner)

    Great book very comprehensive

  115. Paul Curtis (verified owner)

    Helps with planning of a trip of a life time.

  116. Hedd Angharad (verified owner)

    Fabulous book! Lovely paper, illustrated to perfection and really good info. Not read it all as it’s a present to us from santa so will be wrapped and put under the tree for Christmas. Can’t wait to go on the journey. Thank you.

  117. Bob T. (verified owner)

    To be honest I wasn’t expecting a book as well put together and so full of useful info and in a nice glossy cover so was pleasantly surprised when it arrived and bang on time

  118. Anonymous (verified owner)

  119. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Looks really helpful

  120. carol (verified owner)

    This is for a present, but it looks informative and delivery was fast.

  121. Paul (verified owner)

    Great book and quick delivery – thanks

  122. David G. (verified owner)

    Excellent guide

  123. Gary F. (verified owner)

    Really great book and pleased we bought it. Using it to plan our trip ! Easy to read and inspiring pictures which help.

  124. Christie (verified owner)

    Fabulous guide! Thank you x

  125. Roger H. (verified owner)

    A very comprehensive book full of all the information you would need to complete a successful N C 500 trip.

  126. Ginny (verified owner)

    Bought the book with the map for a Xmas present. Think the book will be a great help to family members setting off on their travels. Lots of useful info.

  127. Katie (verified owner)

    Fantastic book, perfect for my husband. Great service too, all very easy.

  128. Helen O. (verified owner)

    Bought this as a present for my husband for when we get our campervan.Looking forward to visiting all the places,lots of info and tip’s accompanied by amazing photos.

  129. Lesley W. (verified owner)

  130. Margaret C. (verified owner)

    The book has lots of tips for planning your trip. Lots of phone numbers for sites too. I’m enjoying reading it.

  131. Nigel H. (verified owner)

    Very informative and full of good tips. Can’t wait for my trip May.

  132. Joanne Booth (verified owner)

    Very quick delivery! The book looks great, good quality and full of very useful information. Bought as a gift for my partner. I’m sure he’s going to love it when planning our future trip to Scotland!

  133. Helena (verified owner)

    Will be a brilliant Christmas gift for my son who is planning a North Coast 500 trip next year. Great pictures and explanations of all the places to visit. I may have to borrow it and start my own planning!

  134. Liam (verified owner)

    Was informed quickly that one item was out of stock and given option of how I wanted to proceed with regards to delivery – have had a quick flick through and the guide looks very comprehensive and has given me the idea of doing it anti-clockwise rather than clockwise as I originally thought – the map is a great addition and will stay close by when we complete the NC500 for ourselves! Already looking for a time to book next year sometime!

  135. Sarah (verified owner)

  136. Chris Roach (verified owner)

    It’s exactly what we need to plan our trip next year

  137. robert (verified owner)

    Love the book will help me out when I come to do the nc next summer thanks.

  138. Julia (verified owner)

    Great book with all the info you wold need – and more, to do the NC500. Very well put together and well researched. A must have !

  139. Anonymous (verified owner)

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  141. John Barrow (verified owner)

    Very efficient ordering and shipping
    The little I have seen of the book it’s very good quality

  142. Kevin M. (verified owner)

    I watched Robbies’ Youtube videos and ordered the book, and I am impressed, it’s really high quality, lots of good information, well illustrated, and feels high quality, we’ve been looking forward to doing the NC500 for a while, and this is looking great for our planning! Well worth the money.

  143. David H. (verified owner)

    A great, practical guide to making your NC500 trip a success.

  144. Helen S. (verified owner)

    Loving this book and excited to get planning! It’s all in the planning!!

  145. Julie Earl (verified owner)

    I can’t wait to plan my trip

  146. Deb (verified owner)

  147. Denise C. (verified owner)

    Looks a great book, not read much of it so far. But sure it will help with planning.

  148. Carol Scott (verified owner)

    Bought as a Christmas present which I’m sure will be a great guide for planning a trip in this area

  149. Helene (verified owner)

    Bought as a Christmas present for my husband who is a biker, I’ve had a look through it and know he will be delighted 😀 also well done in the speedy delivery especially with the postal strikes👍

  150. Raymond (verified owner)

    You delivered at a time of year where many cant – great job!

  151. Lindsay (verified owner)

    Really happy with this Christmas present to myself. Delivery very quick. Thank you

  152. Roger Littlewood (verified owner)

  153. Kevin (verified owner)

    Looking forward to putting my guides into use

  154. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Such an informative book. Had a sneaky look before wrapping for a gift. Delivery was great within a few days .Much better than any other company at the moment. I would highly recommend for anyone wanting to do this adventure.

  155. Lisa J. (verified owner)

    An excellent book, arrived very quickly & well packaged

  156. Michelle West (verified owner)

    Definitely planning to do NC 500. I’m sure the book will be of great assistance but its a Xmas present and wrapped ready to plan in January

  157. Lucie Hughes (verified owner)

    Stunning book that will take us on our travels. Full of fabulous idea, locations and photographs.

  158. Paul (verified owner)

    Very quick service even though I made a mistake. Will defiantly be getting the Wales Road Trip

  159. Paul McKeon (verified owner)

    Arrived on time , can’t wait to start reading and planning my son and dad’s trip 👍

  160. stephen normanton (verified owner)

    Looks great haven’t had time to go through it as using the Wales one

  161. Susan B. (verified owner)

    Bought this for my partner for Xmas. We’ve talked about doing NC500 for ages, so this book has just done the trick to start planning our journey. What a great book. We had bits of information from other sources, but this really does help plan more. Good buy

  162. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Was a present for family in USA. They seem delighted but it caused confusion as I had asked for a gift message to be included and it appears this did not happen

  163. Kerry (verified owner)

    Excellent book. Can’t wait to get planning trip.

  164. Jez (verified owner)

  165. Jack Cross (verified owner)

    Present for my Father, who loves the book and is now even more than excited to explore the North Coast 500

  166. Marc Laverick (verified owner)

    This book will be very helpful

  167. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Have taken a quick look through book full of information, hopefully do bike tour in New year,have done parts of Scotland before but only up to Inverness looks great.

  168. Paul (verified owner)

    Very informative , it will be so useful. We cannot wait to use it.