North East 250

View from cliff of Bullers of Buchan

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The North East 250 takes you through Speyside and into the Cairngorm National Park, before passing through the quaint Royal Deeside and into the heart of the Granite City – Aberdeen. The route then follows the spectacular North Sea coastline that is scattered with historic fishing villages, back to us at Sandend Holidays.

World famous whisky distilleries, over mountain passes to famous castles and to picturesque seaside villages.The NE250 is Scotland’s best road trip.

The North East 250 is a self-drive tourist route that runs in a loop, from Glenshee in the Cairngorms National Park, around the Moray Firth coast of Scotland. Along the way it passes through towns like Ballindalloch, Cullen, Fraserburgh, and Sandend and it also passes right by Aberdeen.

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The North East 250 explores everything for which Scotland is famous in a unique Scottish road trip taking you through the whisky distilleries of Speyside, the spectacular mountain passes of the Cairngorms National Park, the famous castles of Royal Deeside, the Granite City of Aberdeen, the rugged North Sea coastline to the east, and the picturesque seaside villages of the Moray Firth Coast.

The NE250 is Scotland’s best road trip.

Whether you’re looking for an action-packed break, a chance to relax or simply want to see more of the North-Easts breath-taking scenery, you will find it on the NE250.

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Gannet colony at troup head is one of the biggest colonies in the UK. They are distinctively shaped with a long neck and long pointed beak. Often travelling in small groups they feed by flying high before plunging into the sea to catch fish.

RSPB Troup Head

The high cliffs of Troup Head provide a spectacular setting for Scotland’s largest mainland gannet colony.

The high cliffs of Troup Head provide a spectacular setting for Scotland’s largest mainland gannet colony. There are also thousands of kittiwakes, guillemots and razorbills here, along with several other species, including puffins.


As voted by National Geographic Top Rated Places to Visit – “A wonderful region of Scotland. Beaches are fantastic, and the area welcomes visitors as one of their own. Largely rural. People work together for the greater good–fishermen tolerate canoeists; farmers allow walkers to pass over their land on footpaths, etc.”

Cycling through forest


There are exciting cycling routes east, west and south of Sandend Holidays.

Cycling is a very popular activity in Aberdeenshire and Morayshire.

The location allows for a range of riding, from leisurely family saunders to adrenalin-fuelled downhill MTB routes.

The area is also popular for road rides and long-distance cycle touring

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