Aberdeenshire and the North East 250

An area full of coastline, mountains, rivers and glens

The North East 250 is a circular road trip taking in beautiful scenery around the North East of Scotland. It passes through Moray and Aberdeenshire, but more specifically along the Moray coast, the east coast, Deeside, Speyside, and the Cairngorms.


As you might expect from the name, it is 250 miles long. However, if you try and do the whole circuit in one loop, you’ll miss some of the best bits, so best to break it up into at least two chunks, or make a week of it.

You’ll be spoilt for choice as there’s so much to do and you could easily spend a long weekend or a week enjoying what’s on offer. And don’t let the route define your destination. The road is just a means to get you there, it encompasses a vast area, and it’s open for you to explore any or all of it.

Despite some of it being main arterial routes, it’s surprisingly rural, and close to some spectacular coastal areas.

There’s a large selection of attractions from castles, distilleries, coastal villages, golf courses, beaches, and plenty of places, stop, slow down and walk or cycle.