Scotland's Road Trips


Highland Tourist Route

116 miles / 187 km
Aberdeen – Inverness

This route is a real treat for lovers of Scottish history and takes in no less than four castles as well as Culloden Battlefield and many museums along the way. Nature lovers and active types will also be enthralled as the route travels through the mighty Cairngorms National Park – where you can see rare species or have a go at an exhilarating sport.

  1. Gordon Highlanders Museum

    Delve into 200 years of fascinating regimental history.

  2. Pitfichie

    Explore forest paths, including a championship downhill mountain bike trail.

  3. Grampian Transport Museum

    Hop on-board vintage trains, buses and automobiles.

  4. The Lecht 2090

    Perfect for snowsports in winter and mountain biking in summer.

  5. Glenlivet Distillery

    Hear whisky smuggling tales on a free tour.

  6. Loch Garten Osprey Centre

    Witness amazing seasonal wildlife events and enjoy woodland trails.

  7. Grantown Museum

    Discover the story of Grantown, the home of Clan Grant.

  8. Cawdor Castle

    Find hidden secrets deep within this romantic Highland castle.

  9. Fort George

    Imagine 18th century military life at this foreboding fortress.

  10. Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre

    The famous battle comes to life at this immersive experience.

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