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The Aberdeenshire village of Cruden Bay is roughly equidistant from Peterhead and Ellon as the crow flies, sitting on the Bay of Cruden. Some living in the settlement work in those places, likewise in Aberdeen about 30 miles to the south, but there is local employment in the tourist industry and sea-fishing and processing too. As regards tourism there are several draws for visitors: the most famous is perhaps Slains Castle, built in 1597, later in its life possibly the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s imagining of Dracula’s castle – Stoker was a regular guest in Cruden Bay. The sands include a huge area of dunes famed for birdlife – Forvie National Nature Reserve - as are the cliffs; and a couple of miles north is the beauty-spot called Bullers of Buchan, a great gash in those cliffs. Third great draw is the local golf course, said by those who enjoy a good walk spoiled to be one of the best links courses in Scotland, which is saying something. There is history in the salt air too: in 1022 the Scots defeated a Norse army here; and in the 1770s Johnson and Boswell stayed at the castle. With a population nearing 2000 Cruden Bay is big enough to have a primary school, library, doctor’s surgery, pub and various shops, and its visitors are catered for by both hotels and B&Bs.

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Kilmarnock Arms (0.12 miles)

Kilmarnock Arms
The Kilmarnock Arms is situated in the centre of the coastal village of Cruden Bay and only 800m from the world renowned Cruden Bay links Golf Course in Aberdeenshire. The hotel offers an excellent base ... More | visit website
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Buchan Braes Hotel (4.32 miles)

Buchan Braes Hotel

Located in the village of Boddam by Peterhead, Buchan Braes Hotel is a brand new contemporary and stylish 4 star hotel. It is the Palace Hotel's new sister hotel. The hotel is an excellent base ... More | visit website

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Athena (5.54 miles)

Athena

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If you are attending Offshore Europe 2007 (OE) and need somewhere to stay why not stay somewhere with a difference!Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC) have organised for a beautiful ... More

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Palace Hotel (6.66 miles)

Palace Hotel

Centrally located, The Palace Hotel is an independent 3 star hotel which serves as an excellent base for exploring the delights of the North-East. Whether you are staying for business or pleasure, the Palace Hotel ... More | visit website

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The Waterside Inn (7.51 miles)

The Waterside Inn

Located on Scotland's stunning north east coast, the Swallow Waterside Inn is a purpose built hotel set in its own extensive gardens on the banks of the estuary of the River Ugie.

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Udny Arms Hotel (8.89 miles)

Udny Arms Hotel

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Overlooking the beautiful, peaceful Ythan Estuary, 10 miles (16 km) north of Aberdeen, this charming 3-star hotel offers delicious food and a bistro that overlooks the estuary. At the Udny Arms Hotel ... More

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Ythan Hotel (9.12 miles)

Ythan Hotel
Located in the beautiful village of Newburgh, just 20 minutes from Aberdeen, The Ythan Hotel offers clean and comfortable accommodation with en-suite facilities throughout with friendly service to compliment the surrounding areas. The hotel offers ... More | visit website
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New Inn Hotel (9.13 miles)

New Inn Hotel
The New Inn Hotel is a historic old coaching inn built in 1704 and is situated in the centre of Ellon overlooking the River Ythan. The hotel has seventeen en suite bedrooms, all have LCD ... More | visit website
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The Globe Inn (14.43 miles)

The Globe Inn

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The Globe Inn, is well situated in the Aberdeenshire village of Tarves, a short drive from Aberdeen, Bridge of Don Exhibition Centre or Aberdeen Airport, Dyce.Stay in our new en-suite ... More

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Newmachar Hotel (16.46 miles)

Newmachar Hotel
The commuter village of Newmachar is situated only 7 miles from the centre of Aberdeen and a five minute drive from the airport. Convenient for businessmen as well as those looking to explore the whisky ... More | visit website

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