Scotland's Road Trips


Deeside Tourist Route

108 miles / 174 km
Perth – Aberdeen

This is an enchanting route from Perth to Aberdeen, via the towering splendour of the Cairngorms National Park. The Deeside Tourist Route is an epic drive, passing through the fruit-growing farmland of Blairgowrie, the jaw-dropping National Park and the lush landscapes of Royal Deeside.

  1. The Black Watch Castle and Museum

    See uniforms, medals and weapons belonging to the iconic Black Watch Regiment.

  2. Scone Palace

    Tour the opulent rooms, browse precious treasures and stroll around the star-shaped maze.

  3. Blairgowrie Golf Club

    Choose between three stunning golf courses and enjoy a round.

  4. Mar Lodge Estate

    Follow a trail and look out for majestic red deer, golden eagles and pine marten.

  5. Royal Lochnagar Distillery

    Discover how whisky is made and uncover the distillery’s royal connections.

  6. Cambus O’May Cheese Co

    Learn about the traditional art of cheese making and try samples.

  7. Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve

    Step inside the Burn o’ Vat – a giant pothole in the earth.

  8. Go Ape at Crathes Castle

    Test yourself on tarzan swings, zip wires and rope ladders.

  9. Drum Castle

    Explore a 13th century castle.

  10. His Majesty's Theatre

    See a show, enjoy a meal or tuck into a luxurious afternoon tea.

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