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North East 250

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January — December

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The North East 250 might be Scotland's best-kept secret, encompassing all Scotland is famous for in one unique road trip. You will discover grand castles, dramatic mountains, malt whisky distilleries, rugged coasts and seaside villages.

Click here to find out more about our North East 250 self-drive tour.

Selected highlights:

  • Step back in time to explore Scotland's Castle Trail
  • Visit the brooding ruins of Dunnottar Castle and the splendid Balmoral Castle Estate
  • Experience a spectacular journey on the highest public road in Britain as you travel through the incredible landscape of the eastern Cairngorms Mountains
  • Discover an amazing array of marine wildlife in the Moray Firth, such as bottlenose dolphins, grey seals and harbour porpoises
  • Sample your way around the Malt Whisky Trail - home of the world's largest concentration of whisky distilleries
  • Visit Glenfiddich Distillery and the Speyside Cooperage
  • Follow the dramatic North Sea coastline past quaint fishing villages and towering cliffs
  • Try your hand at golf at one of the oldest links courses in the world

About Us

Established in Scotland in 2004, Absolute Escapes is an award-winning specialist in self-drive tours of Scotland. Our exceptional reputation has developed through a deep passion and knowledge of Scotland - we firmly believe that your visit should be truly unforgettable.

Our self-drive tours offer complete freedom of choice. The itineraries and accommodation on our website is designed to give you a flavour of what is possible and can be tailored to suit your preferences. This allows you to explore your interests at your own pace, and stay in your preferred style of accommodation - with our specialists' knowledge always at your disposal.

Fair Prices

While many travel companies like to promote low prices, we believe that value for money is more important. This translates into charging a fair price for your holiday - whether staying in simple guest houses or luxurious hotels - and not compromising on quality. We want you to travel with us again and know that you will not do this if you feel that you paid too much for your arrangements.

Creating Your Perfect Trip

If you would like us to contact you with a proposal for your tailor-made holiday in Scotland, please get in touch with us via the following methods. Our holiday suggestions are individually designed to suit your personal requirements, so the more detail you can provide us with, the better.

Complete our Online Enquiry Form

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Phone us on +44 (0) 131 610 1210

Contact details

Absolute Escapes
Dovecot Studios
10 Infirmary Street
Aberdeen Airport Edinburgh Edinburgh & The Lothians Edinburgh - City Centre Edinburgh Airport Glasgow Glasgow Airport Glasgow City Centre Greater Glasgow & The Clyde Valley Inverness Airport Loch Lomond Area Loch Lomond, The Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley Scotland Stirling Stirling Area
Self drive
Bespoke Private

Tour company information

Absolute Escapes

Absolute Escapes is a leading specialist in self-guided walking holidays and tailor-made travel to Scotland. We offer self-guided walking holidays on some of the finest long-distance trails in Scotland, including the West Highland Way, Great Glen Way, Speyside Way, and Skye Trail. We also specialise in tailor-made travel to Scotland including self-drive itineraries and escorted tours. We customise all of our itineraries to your exact requirements based on our experience and intimate knowledge of Scotland.

Opening times

Our office is open Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 17.00.

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