The North East 250 is Scotland’s newest tourist route with 250 miles and is classed as the ‘Ultimate road trip to the heart of Scotland’ you can take this journey with the help of Lowland Motorhome Hire
It takes you through Speyside, Royal Deeside, the Cairngorms, along the Moray Firth Coast, East Coast and Aberdeen. The North East 250 is a circular route and includes spectacular places to visit along the way.
There are Castles, beaches, golf courses, mountains, forests, sea life centres and distilleries. It has everything the NC500 encompasses and so much more. One of the advantages are the roads are wider and more inviting to motorhomes.
There are very few single-track roads and passing places along the route and most of the villages and towns along the route are bigger than those on the NC500 and therefore offer more amenities.
This route is a welcome break from the busier, overcrowded route that is now the NC500. It is not meant to be seen as a replacement for the NC500, it is just a different but wholly great route that allows people to see the beauty that Scotland holds.
There are 3 clear points from which to join the route:
Ballindalloch, Aberdeen Airport and through Glenshee.
The background to the North East 250 is on their official website and is well worth a look. The spectacular photos show what the route entails and captures all the fantastic places to stop and visit. Visit www.northeast250.com – photos in this article are from official website.
Whisky Distilleries – The North East of Scotland is home to some of the worlds most famous whisky distilleries. Glen Livet, Glen Grant, The Macallan, Ballindalloch, Aberlour and so much more. Many of these distilleries have tours.
Outdoor and adventure – Surfing, sailing, kayaking, climbing, hill walking, snow sports, cycling, quad biking, off road driving and zip lining are some of the outdoor adventures in and around the area.
And let’s not forget the golf courses, there are lots of golf courses all around. Scotland is the home of the golf and the North East 250 is no exception.
I have had a look at the campsites along the route and there are a lot! This list is not exhaustive. I cannot personally recommend all of them as I have not visited them all myself. I can personally recommend a couple of them though, I will annotate them below. Why not give them a go and find out for yourself.
Braemar Caravan Park – Open all Year – (I have visited this site and personally recommend it).
Glenshee Road, Braemar, Ballater, AB35 5YQ
Ballater Caravan and Camping Site – Seasonal opening times only (not open all year)
Anderson Road, Ballater, AB35 5QW
Silverbank Caravan and Motorhome Club – Seasonal opening only, closes 5/11/18 generally open from mid-march to start of November. (I have visited this site and personally recommend it).
Caravan and Motorhome Members only
North Deeside Road, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5PY
Feughside Caravan Park – Seasonal opening only, closes 29/10/18, generally end of March to end of October annual opening.
Strachan, By Banchory, AB31 6NT
Deeside Holiday Park – Open all Year
South Deeside Road, Kirkton of Maryculter, Aberdeen, AB12 5FX
Craighead Caravan and Campsite – Open all Year
Cruden Bay, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, AB42 0PL
Peterhead Lido Caravan Park – Seasonal only (closes October)
South Road, Peterhead, AB42 2XX
Fraserburgh Caravan Park – Seasonal only (closes October)
South Harbour Road, Fraserburgh, AB43 9TB
Banff Links Caravan Park – Seasonal only (closes October)
Inverboyndie, Banff, AB45 2JJ
Myrus Holiday Park – Seasonal only (closes October)
Myrus Crossroads, MacDuff, Banff, AB45 3QP
Wester Bonnyton Caravan and Camping Site – Seasonal only
Wester Bonnyton Farm, Gumrie, Banff, AB45 3EP
Gamrie Bay CL Site – Open all Year – 5 pitches only
Caravan and Motorhome Members only
Easter Cushnie, Gamrie, Gardenstown, AB45 3HT
Burnside Caravan Park – Seasonal Only
Keith Road, Fochabers, Moray, IV32 7ET
Speyside Gardens Caravan Park – Seasonal only – Generally March – December
Aberlour, AB38 9LD
Speyside Camping and Caravanning Club Site – Seasonal only
Archiestown, Aberlour, AB38 9SL
Hope you all have fun trying it out. For more information about the North East 250, contact the team at Lowland Motorhome Hire today