Scotland's Road Trips


North East 250

250 miles / 402 km
Ballindalloch – Glenshee

It’s Scotland’s circular touring route which boasts the perfect combination of the spectacular whisky distilleries of Speyside, the incredible mountain passes of the Cairngorms National Park, the popular castles of Royal Deeside and the atmospheric Aberdeenshire coastline. Explore the picturesque villages along the Moray Firth Coast, wander through the historic streets of Aberdeen, delve into the splendid food and drink scene, and make sure you uncover the fascinating history in the many attractions and castles along the North East 250.

  1. Gordon Castle and Walled Garden, Fochabers

    Over two hundred years old, explore one of Scotland’s largest and oldest walled gardens.

  2. Bow Fiddle Rock, Moray

    Head to see one of the most magnificent natural formations on Scotland’s coastline.

  3. Duff House, Banff

    Visit this stunning 18th century historic house for a real trip back in time.

  4. Museum of Scottish Lighthouse

    Ever heard of a full-size lighthouse built through the middle of a 16th century castle?

  5. Peterhead Prison

    Experience what life was like as an officer serving in Peterhead Prison.

  6. Gordon Highlanders Museum

    Uncover the dramatic story of the Gordon Highlanders, dating back to the Napoleonic Wars.

  7. Drum Castle, Banchory

    Explore 700 years of history in one of Scotland’s Oldest Tower Houses.

  8. The Lecht 2090

    Head to one of Scotland’s top ski resorts situated 2,090 ft above sea level.

  9. Glenlivet Distillery, Ballindalloch

    Delve into the intriguing mysteries of distilling and sample a dram or two along the way.

  10. Ballindalloch Castle, Moray Speyside

    Visit one of the most romantic and renowned castles in Scotland.

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