A circular driving route the North East 250 fits in an array of landscapes, including coastlines, countryside, picturesque villages and the largest National Park in the UK. The route winds through Speyside, Royal Deeside, Aberdeen, Cairngorms, and along the east coast and Moray Firth coast to the north. The route is full of attractions for you to stop off at along the way, read on to find out more.
Enjoying the fresh air and dramatic views of Scotland’s north east coast will take your breath away. Picturesque fishing villages clinging to the cliffside are a photographers dream and offer a welcome respite for those escaping busy towns and cities for a break. Take a stroll along the beach or meander along the clifftops to take in beautiful views at the likes of Crovie, Pennan, and Portknockie where you’ll see the iconic Bow Fiddle Rock.
Enjoy a Dram
This area of Scotland is at the heart of the whisky industry, you can stop off at any of a number of incredible distilleries along the way to enjoy a dram of Scotland’s national drink. There’s also a fantastic choice of food and drink for you to sample in the north east, from delicious, fresh seafood to shortbread and craft beers.
Step Back in Time
The region this route covers is dotted with castles, museums and other heritage sites to explore and uncover the history of the region. Ballindalloch Castle is a great place to stop to stretch your legs in the splendour of the formal gardens, woodland and riverside meadows. Alternatively, on the coast at Fraserburgh you and your family can learn about lighthouses and how important they have been in Scotland’s maritime history at the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses.
The Cairngorms National Park offers a variety of outdoor activities for you to enjoy, including a range of snowsports, mountain biking, and Munro climbing to name just a few. If you venture out to the coast you can also enjoy a number of watersports such as kayaking and surfing. If you prefer to take it easy you can take a woodland walk or a stroll on the beach.
Explore the NE250 By Motorhome
There’s no better way to travel the North East 250 at your own pace than by luxury motorhome. Explore at your own pace and stop off to relax in the evening wherever the day has taken you. Remember this route is just a guide and you can take detours along the way, or complete it partially before moving onto a different part of the country. That’s the beauty of travelling by motorhome hire, the freedom to decide your own adventure from start to finish.