Buchan Braes Hotel
“Bright modern cooking in a contemporary hotel” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Close to some rugged Scottish coastline, Buchan Braes is a splendid contemporary hotel with a rural aspect and up-to-date wedding and conference facilities to boot. There's also the Grill Room restaurant, with its open kitchen and warmly colourful decor. The kitchen’s approach is modern Scottish, with a focus on local produce from the sea.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 70
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Wines under £30: 24
- Wines over £30: 10
- Wines by the glass: 9
- Cuisine style: Modern Scottish, European
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About the area
Visitors to Aberdeenshire with any kind of interest in history are in for a treat. There are more castles to the acre in Aberdeenshire than anywhere else in Britain. They range from evocative ruins to lonely tower houses, from well-kept baronial strongholds to royal palaces. Four notable castles worth factoring into your itinerary are Dunnottar, Fyvie, Huntly and Tolquhon.
At Buchan Ness you’ll find yourself at the easternmost point of Scotland. From here you can follow the coast further down this stunning north-east shoulder of Scotland south to Peterhead, once an important whaling community. Beyond it is Aberdeen, where the eastern spur of the Grampians gives way to the North Sea, and two famous salmon rivers, the Don and the Dee, reach the end of their spectacular journey.
Heading west out of Scotland’s granite city, you are soon in a magical world of heather moorland, rolling hills and densely wooded valleys, cut by meandering rivers and picturesque lochs. It is here that you can discover the staggering number of castles and ancient strongholds. However, it’s not all palaces and ruins. Bottlenose dolphins are an everyday sight in the Moray Firth and off the Aberdeenshire coast so grab your binoculars and head to the shores.
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