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

Grampian Transport Museum

Balmoral Castle

Crathes Castle

Invercauld Estate

Gordon Chapel

Pittulie Castle

Tomintoul Museum and Visitor Centre

Kincardine Castle

Banchory Museum

Aikey Brae Stone Circle

Mounthooly Doo’cot

Craigievar Castle

Gardenstown Heritage Centre

Pitsligo Castle

Findlater Castle