History & Heritage

Do you have roots in Scotland or the north east? Delve into Scotland’s rich history as you travel along the North East 250.

With historic castles and fascinating museums in each sector of the route, there are plenty of interesting places to visit. Head to the Royal Family’s Scottish home at Balmoral, the rocky ruins of Findlater Castle, see the art of coopering at Speyside Cooperage or get a fascinating insight into prison life at Peterhead Prison Museum.

Locals and visitors alike are sure to learn something new about Scotland’s rich history and heritage as they travel along the North East 250.


Drum Castle

Balmoral Castle

Peterhead Prison Museum

Tolquhon Castle

The Salmon Bothy

Fraserburgh Heritage Centre

Portsoy Salmon Bothy

Crathes Castle

The Gordon Highlanders Museum

Braemar Castle

Grampian Transport Museum

Johnstons of Elgin

Ballindalloch Castle

Corgarff Castle

Museum of Scottish Lighthouses

Duff House