The North East 250 (a.k.a NE250) is one of Scotland's most scenic road trips. It is a 250-mile circular route around Aberdeenshire in Scotland. After the NC500 tourist campaign was launched in 2015, the NE250 tourist campaign quickly followed suit in 2017 and whilst this route isn't as popular as the NC500, it has been gaining popularity since its launch. The route was featured in Lonely Planet's Ultimate Travel Guide in the top 500 unmissable global travel experiences and has been referred to as "Scotland's best-kept secret" by Visit Scotland.

Aberdeenshire is known as "castle country", having more than 300 castles, ruins and stately homes per acre than anywhere else in the UK. If that doesn't convince you to visit, then with it's 165 miles of coastline, you'll find an abundance of lovely seaside old fishing villages, beautiful coastal views and wildlife spots. And if all that has failed, then there's whiskey!

I'm going to be doing a 5-week blog post series on the NE250. The first, being this blog post, which will cover a comprehensive overview of the route and need to know information. The next four blog posts will follow a section of the route, providing information on things to do and where to stay. So, make sure to follow along to get started on planning your own North East adventure!

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