Known as the Granite City, Aberdeen sits amongst beautiful countryside, the awe-inspiring mountains of the Cairngorms and sandy beaches just minutes from the city centre.

Take in the architecture and the sparkling of granite buildings while listening to the traditional Doric accent of the locals and exploring all the city has to offer, from museums and art galleries to botanic gardens and championship golf courses.

The start of your North East 250 adventure may begin at Aberdeen International Airport. Upon touchdown, you’ll be ready to jump straight into your ultimate road trip to the heart of Scotland.

As you head north of the city centre along the route, you’ll pass through Old Aberdeen and onto Bridge of Don. Old Aberdeen was originally a separate burgh, becoming part of Aberdeen in 1891. With a rich history and unique charm, Old Aberdeen is now the main campus of the University of Aberdeen. Landmarks in this part of town include King’s College and Old Aberdeen campus, the Old Town House, St Machar’s Cathedral, Cruickshank Botanic Gardens, The Powis Gates and Seaton Park.

As you head north of Seaton Park and across the River Don, you’ll pass through Bridge of Don and continue your journey along the North East 250. Along the way golf fans can tee off at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, which was founded in 1780, or Murcar Links Golf Club, where you can admire views of the North Sea while making your way round the course. Or head straight towards the east coast sector of the North East 250.