Or at least one of the best. Of course, Grimsel-Furka pass (Switzerland), Grossglockner High Alpine Road (Austria) and Hochalpenstrasse (Germany), to name some of the best known driving roads in Europe are almost perfect when it comes to driving happiness. Somehow, you expect these roads in Alpine regions. In the Cairngorms in the Scottish Highlands the Old Military Road from Blairgowrie to Inverness adds an almost traffic free road with fantastic views on the hills and mountains to everything these other roads have.
The Old Military Road from Blairgowrie to Inverness was built around 1750. A network of military roads, sometimes called General Wade’s Military Roads, was constructed in the Scottish Highlands during the middle part of the 18th century as part of an attempt by the British Government to bring order to a part of the country which had risen up in the Jacobite rebellion of 1715.
So if you decide to drive the North Coast 500 – which you should – drive up north or back down south via this fantasic road for the drivers.