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.


Johnstons of Elgin

Peterhead Prison Museum

Grampian Transport Museum

Crathes Castle

Crathie Kirk & Graveyard

Buckie and District Heritage Fishing Centre

Craigievar Castle

Pitsligo Castle

Drumin Castle

Tomintoul Museum and Visitor Centre

Inverallochy Castle

Aikey Brae Stone Circle

Dundarg Castle

Pittulie Castle

The McEwan Gallery

Mounthooly Doo’cot