Close to rugged Scottish coastline, Buchan Braes is a splendid contemporary hotel with a rural…
“Well-presented hotel with comfortable accommodation” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
The Palace Hotel is located in the town centre within a short walk from the harbour. This hotel is popular with business guests and for social events. Bedrooms come in two styles, with the executive rooms being particularly smart and spacious. Public areas include a themed bar, an informal diner reached via a spiral staircase, and a restaurant called The Front Room.
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Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 64
- Family rooms: 1
- Bedrooms Ground: 13
- Satellite TV available
- Free TV
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- snooker,pool table
- Weekly Entertainment
- New Year entertainment programme
- Lift available
- Night porter available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 50
- Accessible bedrooms: 1
- Walk-in showers
- Single room, minimum price: £65
- Double room, minimum price: £75
- Open all year
- Holds a civil ceremony licence
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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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