North East 250

Experience a journey of stunning scenic contrasts & explore the rich heritage & culture of the Heart of Scotland – All in one amazing route.

The North East 250 explores everything for which Scotland is famous in a unique road trip taking you through the whisky distilleries of Speyside, the spectacular mountain passes of Cairngorms National Park, the famous castles of Royal Deeside, the Granite City of Aberdeen, the rugged North Sea coastline to the east, and the picturesque seaside villages of the Moray Firth.


Things to do whilst driving the North East 250

You simply must visit us at the Moray Motor Museum in Elgin, whilst you are here, where you can catch a glimpse of a bygone era of motoring. With exhibits ranging from a 1904 Speedwell, a Maharajah’s Tiger Hunting Rolls Royce, a  completely restored 1954 Le-Mans V12 Lagonda to a 1963 Tojeiro Ford and much more besides it’s well worth a visit.

North East 250

North East 250 – What is it?

The North East 250 is a circular route that takes visitors on a journey through Speyside, the Cairngorms, Royal Deeside, Aberdeen, the East Coast and the Moray Coast giving visitors the opportunity to drive fantastic roads with lovely views while also being able to explore castles, wildlife, coastal villages, stunning beaches, golf courses, mountains, forests and distilleries.

What to see & do along North East 250

Moray Motor Museum, NC500

With historic castles and fascinating museums in each sector of the route, there are plenty of interesting places to visit. Head to the Royal Family’s Scottish home at Balmoral, the rocky ruins of Findlater Castle, see the art of coopering at Speyside Cooperage or get a fascinating insight into prison life at Peterhead Prison Museum.

Locals and visitors alike are sure to learn something new about Scotland’s rich history and heritage as they travel along the North East 250.

Moray Motor Museum, NC500

Planning Your Route

There are three easy-to-access starting points of the North East 250 route; from Ballindalloch, Aberdeen International Airport, and through Glenshee. Whether you’re arriving from near or far, you won’t be disappointed as you explore the castles, wildlife, coastal villages, stunning beaches, golf courses, mountains, forests, distilleries, and everything else the heart of Scotland has to offer.

Opening Hours

We are open everyday 11.00am – 4.00pm

from Easter Weekend until end of October.

We are closed for Winter.

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