Food & Drink

Those exploring the North East 250 may have more than just an appetite for adventure. And the route has plenty to offer!

The north east of Scotland is home to local delicacies, including Cullen Skink and delicious fresh seafood, and to the world’s first breed of a very special herd of cattle – Aberdeen Angus. Mix these with more recent arrivals along the route, such as renowned ice cream makers, artisan cheeses and independent gin makers, and you’ve got a recipe for a tasty trip!

We’ve created a list of must-visit producers, delis, shops, restaurants and cafes to give food and drink lovers the best of what’s on offer in the north east.


Glenglassaugh Distillery

Deskford Garden Galleries

Macduff Marine Aquarium

The Knowes Hotel and Restaurant

Sixt Rent a Car

Royal Tarlair Golf Club

Royal Deeside Passport Tour

The Gordon Highlanders Museum

The Platform

Nae View Cottage

Walkers Shortbread Aviemore

Saplinbrae Hotel and Lodges

Duff House

Turriff Caravan Park

Parkhill Nurseries & Garden Centre

Scotland Unpacked Tourist Guides