Prepare to fall in love with one of the best driving routes in Scotland…

The SnowRoads wind 90 miles from the market town of Blairgowrie, south of the Cairngorms National Park, to the Highland village of Grantown-on-Spey, passing through the iconic Scottish towns of Braemar and Ballater along the way. Traverse dramatic landscapes on the highest public roads in Britain and discover something new at every turn.

The route…

Explore the 90 miles of the SnowRoads

The SnowRoads route allows the visitor to experience wild landscapes, historic treasures, grand days out, and phenomenal Highland food and drink. There’s so much to see and do on and around the SnowRoads, and it’s all linked together by some of the most scenic driving in Scotland.

Map showing the Snowroads route
‘Still’ viewpoint near Tomintoul

SnowRoads are slow roads…

We recommend taking at least three to five days for your SnowRoads road trip, to fully unearth the stories and experiences on offer. You could, of course, take much longer to travel from end to end, enjoying more relaxed stays in your favourite places. If long breakfasts, bracing walks, and afternoons tucked up with a book or a whisky are your thing, doing the SnowRoads the slow way won’t disappoint. 

Don’t forget to stop at the three art installations along the way. Let The Watchers at Cock Bridge, Still at Tomintoul, and Connecting Contours at Glenshee entice you to discover new perspectives – and great photo opportunities!

Discover Highland-style luxury

The SnowRoads present endless ways to disconnect. Want to stargaze from a hot tub in a Dark Skies zone, sip on a rare single malt, wander through peaceful woodlands, or sit by a tumbling stream? You can do all this—and much, much more—on a tour of the SnowRoads. En route, you’ll encounter two five-star hotels to make your overnight stays extra special: the Balmoral Arms in Ballater and the Fife Arms in Braemar.

Craigendarroch Hill, Ballater @Niven photography

The adventures don’t stop at the end of the SnowRoads

Whether you leave or enter the Highlands via the SnowRoads, this route is ideal for linking up with other popular driving tours such as The Malt Whisky Trail, the North East 250 and the North Coast 500. Grantown-on-Spey (the route’s start or finish point) is also the perfect launchpad for more adventures in the Cairngorms National Park. It’s a stone’s throw from Aviemore and the much-loved towns and villages surrounding it in Badenoch and Strathspey. 

Uncover wild landscapes, historic tales, grand days out and more.

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