At the heart of Royal Deeside in the 'Howe O' Cromar’, this former 18th century coaching inn…
“A wealth of character and charm with modern, well-equipped bedrooms” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
The Commercial benefits from a stunning location in the heart of Royal Deeside in the 'Howe O' Cromar'. Near to Aberdeen, the Grampian Mountains and the Cairngorm National Park, The Commercial is ideally located, family-run and offers comfortable accommodation and a range of dining options, including the cosy lounge bar and the more formal Cromar Restaurant. Bedrooms are well appointed catering well for the needs of the modern traveller.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Rooms 9
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- Children's play area
- High chairs
- Laundry facilities
- Children's portions or menu
- Free TV
- DVD Player
- Open parking
- Open all year
- Afternoon Tea
- Dinner Served
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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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