Exhibition on ‘glory days’ of north-east hotel
A new exhibition is to focus on the “glory days” of a long-gone north-east hotel.
Construction on the Cruden Bay Hotel began in 1897, just as Bram Stoker was in the village writing Dracula, and was completed two years later.
The Great North of Scotland Railway company was behind the venture in the hope it would transform the village into “the Brighton of Aberdeenshire”.
The hotel thrived for around a decade until guest numbers began to drop, and it was eventually demolished in the 1950s.
Now an exhibition of the Cruden Bay Hotel’s history will be held in the village hall on March 23.
Mike Shepherd, from the Port Errol Heritage Group, said: “Our exhibition celebrates the glory days of the Cruden Bay Hotel and the photos on display will show the sumptuous luxury of this bygone era.”
SUMPTUOUS LUXURY: The Cruden Bay Hotel was completed in 1899 in a bid to turn the village into ‘the Brighton of Aberdeenshire’