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Steeped in history the North East 250's cup over runnath !!


Whisky, food and walking may not be your thing, but so much can be packed into such a small portion of this fantastic country , its mind blowing


Today at Advantures we have provided you with a 5,7, and 10-day itinerary which highlights just what you can see of historical significance in this area. Remember this is only a guide , we find that sometimes the best trips are those where you just "happen across" something of interest


Our suggestion: have a rough idea, book some sites, but be flexible!!


Day 1: Alness to Aberdeen (Approx. 2.5 hours driving time)

  • Morning: Pick up your campervan in Alness.

  • Afternoon: Drive to Aberdeen and visit the Aberdeen Maritime Museum to learn about the city's maritime history.

  • Campervan Site: Stay overnight at the Fraserburgh Caravan Park.

Day 2: Fraserburgh to Banff (Approx. 1 hour driving time)

  • Morning: Visit the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses in Fraserburgh, which houses fascinating maritime artifacts.

  • Afternoon: Drive to Banff and explore Duff House, a Georgian mansion with art collections and history.

  • Campervan Site: Stay overnight at Deveron Valley Campsite.

Day 3: Banff to Elgin (Approx. 1.5 hours driving time)

  • Morning: Explore the historic Duff House Country Gallery and its beautiful surroundings.

  • Afternoon: Head to Elgin and visit Elgin Cathedral, a stunning medieval ruin.

  • Campervan Site: Stay overnight at the Elgin Greenfingers Campsite.

Day 4: Elgin to Inverness (Approx. 1 hour driving time)

  • Morning: Explore Elgin's historical sites, including Elgin Museum and Spynie Palace.

  • Afternoon: Drive to Inverness and visit Inverness Castle and the nearby Culloden Battlefield.

  • Campervan Site: Stay overnight at the Culloden Moor Caravan Club Site.

Day 5: Inverness to Nairn (Approx. 30 minutes driving time)

  • Morning: Discover the history of Clava Cairns, a prehistoric burial site near Inverness.

  • Afternoon: Head to Nairn and visit Brodie Castle, a well-preserved historic mansion.

  • Campervan Site: Stay overnight at the Nairn Camping and Caravanning Club Site.

7-Day Itinerary: Extended Historical Tour of the North East 250

Add the following to the 5-day itinerary:

Day 6: Nairn to Lossiemouth (Approx. 30 minutes driving time)

  • Morning: Explore the historic town of Nairn and its beautiful beaches.

  • Afternoon: Drive to Lossiemouth and visit Covesea Skerries Lighthouse and Lossiemouth East Beach.

  • Campervan Site: Stay overnight at Silver Sands Holiday Park in Lossiemouth.

Day 7: Lossiemouth to Keith (Approx. 45 minutes driving time)

  • Morning: Visit Spynie Palace, a medieval bishop's palace with a rich history.

  • Afternoon: Drive to Keith and explore Strathisla Distillery, one of Scotland's oldest distilleries.

  • Campervan Site: Stay overnight at the Keith Caravan Park.

10-Day Itinerary: Comprehensive Historical Journey on the North East 250

Add the following to the 7-day itinerary:

Day 8: Keith to Huntly (Approx. 30 minutes driving time)

  • Morning: Explore Huntly Castle, a historic ruin with a fascinating past.

  • Afternoon: Visit the Gordon Highlander's Museum in Huntly to learn about the famous regiment.

  • Campervan Site: Stay overnight at Huntly Castle Caravan Park.

Day 9: Huntly to Ballater (Approx. 1.5 hours driving time)

  • Morning: Head to Ballater and visit Balmoral Castle, the summer residence of the British Royal Family.

  • Afternoon: Explore the Royal Deeside and its charming villages like Braemar.

  • Campervan Site: Stay overnight at Ballater Caravan Park.

Day 10: Ballater to Aberdeen (Approx. 1.5 hours driving time)

  • Morning: Explore more of Royal Deeside or visit the historic Crathes Castle en route to Aberdeen.

  • Afternoon: Return to Aberdeen and explore any missed historical sites or enjoy the city's culture.

  • Campervan Site: Stay overnight at the Aberdeen Caravan Park.

These itineraries will allow you to explore the rich historical heritage of the North East 250 while enjoying the comfort and flexibility of a campervan holiday. Be sure to check the opening hours and availability of attractions and campsites in advance, as they may vary throughout the year. Enjoy your historical adventure in the Highlands of Scotland!




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