THE NORTH EAST 250

MOUNTAINS TO SEA 

THE NORTH EAST 250

MOUNTAINS TO SEA 

THE NORTH EAST 250

MOUNTAINS TO SEA 

THE NORTH EAST 250

MOUNTAINS TO SEA 

THE NORTH EAST 250

MOUNTAINS TO SEA 

DRINK

Local Pub
Whisky Bar
Coffee Shops

EAT

Cafes
Shopping
Restaurants

EXPLORE

Dolphin Centre
Ski Centre
Lighthouse Museum

Billed as ‘the Ultimate road trip to the heart of Scotland’ the North East 250 or NE250 was launched in 2017 and we think it lives up to it’s billing.  Scotland is a country of hugely varied landscapes with rugged coastlines, soaring mountains, expansive forests and rolling lowlands.  The NE250 is like your favourite band getting back together to play their hits.  The NE250 plays all the hits!  In our opinion we think the route misses a trick by bypassing Grantown on Spey, but then we are biased!

The NE250 takes you from mountains, to the sea and back again, over some of the best roads in the Highlands, roads which are absolutely perfect for our sporty convertibles.  At 250 miles the route is long enough to be split over several days or even a week if you take advantage of all the sightseeing opportunities along the way.

If you would like our help with planning a trip on the NE250 please get in touch, or check out our bespoke itinerary planning for a truly unique RDTRIP.

Route Recommendations

Ballindalloch Castle and Gardens at Ballindalloch, easilly a day out all on its own and even more so once you include the distillery
The Mash Tun at Aberlour, bar and restaurant
The Macallan at Craigellachie, visit the spectacular new distillery at The Macallan. Booking essential
Speyside Cooperage at Craigellachie, a fascinating look at the craftsmanship that goes into creating the barrels needed for the 60 distilleries in Speyside
The Craigellachie Hotel and Copper Dog Bar at Craigellachie
Glenfiddich Distillery at Dufftown, distillery tours, shop and restaurant
Whisky Museum at Dufftown
The Whisky Shop at Dufftown
Glenlivet Distillery at Glenlivet, distillery tours, shop and coffee shop
Gordon Castle at Fochabers, cafe and walled garden
Scottish Dolphin Centre at Spey Bay, get a chance to see the worlds largest Bottlenosed Dolphins from dry land
Harbour Lights at Lossiemouth, restaurant
Troup Head Nature Reserve at Pennan, home to Scotlands largest colony of gannets and a great place to spot a whole range of wildlife.
Duff House at Banff

Macduff Marine Aquarium at Macduff
The Knowes Hotel and Restaurant at Macduff
The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses at Fraserburgh, perhaps not everyone’s cup of tea, we grant you, if you have any interest in the nautical this one is definitely for you.
Peterhead Prison Museum at Peterhead, closed in 2013, this museum gives you a glimpse into life behind these bars.
The Barn at Foveran, cafe
Brewdog at Ellon, craft brewery? Maybe not so much now that they produce close to 300,000 barrels or beer each year, but definitely still inventive, innovative and worth a visit.
Spider on a Bicycle at Aboyne, cafe
AA Box 472 Mini Museum, Near Ballater
Rocksalt and Snails at Ballater, cafe restaurant
Old Royal Station at Ballater
Royal Lochnagar Distillery at Craithie
Braemar Castle at Braemar
Glenshee Ski Centre
Corgarff Castle at Strathdon
The Whisky Castle at Tomintoul, whisky shop

Are you ready to explore the NE250?

WE SURE ARE

RDTRIP LTD

Ashleigh, Cromdale
Grantown-on-Spey
PH26 3LW

01479 872159
tour@rdtrip.co.uk 

Company No. SC597130

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