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.


The McEwan Gallery

Craigievar Castle

Mounthooly Doo’cot

Gardenstown Heritage Centre

Buckie and District Heritage Fishing Centre

Crathie Kirk & Graveyard

Old Bridge of Livet

Banchory Museum

Pitsligo Castle