The Small Hotel with the Big Heart
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to the heart of Cruden Bay, steeped in history, in fact Historic Environment Scotland have just awarded the hotel a plaque recognising that Bram Stoker a regular visitor in the late 1800's, wrote the early chapters of “DRACULA” here in 1895.
With Aberdeenshire’s natural larder running from mountain to sea, this small but perfectly formed 19 bedroom hotel prides itself on using the best seasonal & local ingredients to produce dishes for you to savour.
We also have the world renowned Cruden Bay Golf Club, picturesque beach, historic harbour and Slains Castle just a short stroll from the hotel, so whether your stay is for business or pleasure, we are confident our relaxed and friendly atmosphere will have you feeling this is your home from home in Aberdeenshire.

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Treat your loved one this Valentines Day at the Kilmarnock Arms Hotel.

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Valentines Day Dracula revisited in 2020

BBC1’s new adaptation breathes fresh life into an old classic! Why not visit where some of the chapters were written here at the Kilmarnock Arms.
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