Both history and geography dictate your entry into this part of Scotland. If you’re in a hurry, there’s the main A90 dual carriageway north from Perth carving a way through the rich red earth of old Kincardineshire. Or wander your way up through the picturesque coast on the A92 from Dundee. If you’re coming from Inverness and the north and west, then the A96 provides the quickest route. The A9 runs south-to-north and forms Scotland’s transport spine. Use it to divert into Grampian by the A95 and a long run through distillery country of Speyside. Follow the Highland Tourist Route from Tomintoul to Cockbridge (A939) into Donside and the A944. Wind your way from Perth and Blairgowrie over the Cairnwell (A93) - at 2200 feet the highest public road in the UK - then sweep down to Royal Deeside at Braemar. For inspiring views of historic Kincardineshire look back from the summit of the Cairn O’Mount (B974) between Fettercairn and Banchory. For tourist routes, follow the distinctive brown-and-white signs.
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Aberdeen Airport is served from most parts of the UK as well as flights from 26 destinations in eight countries, with London easily accessible on day-return services. Attractive low fares are available on BA, easyJet and Ryanair.
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Aberdeen is the gateway to Orkney and Shetland. Use air connections or the North Isles sea route for summer services to Norway and Faroe. Or use the direct year-round ferry from Zeebrugge to Rosyth, and complete your journey north by car.
Nothing quite matches waking up in Aberdeen refreshed after a night on the sleeper. Or access Grampian by direct day trains from London. You can use the hourly services from Edinburgh and Glasgow, or the 10 trains daily from Inverness. And don’t forget the direct services from Birmingham and Plymouth.