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Golf | Wildlife | Star Gazing and the Northern Lights | Whisky Trail | Findlater Castle | Walking | Cycling trails |

Cullen is on the Banffshire coast and there is literally something for everyone. It is beautiful, breathtaking and unforgettable.


We are the perfect haven for golfers with a plethora of courses near to the hotel. Cullen Golf Club is perfectly situated next to us with its panoramic views of the sea. You can even start on hole 3 and finish on hole 2 by the hotel. Alternatively, click on our map to see the golf courses nearest to us on our golf page.

We only sell discounted tickets for Cullen Golf Club but can arrange rounds at the other courses at our discounted rates.


Wildlife is in abundance across this part of Scotland. With a coastline full of cliffs there are plenty of vantage points including the Cullen viaduct with its panoramic views across the bay.

Star Gazing and the Northern Lights

We are in the most spectacular spot for seeing the Northern Lights (also known as The Aurora Borealis), which regularly feature throughout the year. For stargazers, the hotel is slightly out of the town of Cullen, so we benefit from the darkness and some stunning views of the stars at night. For more information on the Northern Lights in Cullen click here...

Northern Lights

Whisky Trail

The hotel is ideally situated for the Speyside Whisky Trail. It’s a chance to tour the distilleries that have made this part of the world so famous.

Our bar serves almost 50 malt whiskies alone and is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a wee dram or two.

Our nearest whisky distiller is Glenglassaugh Distillery, which is well worth a visit. Situated on the edge of the beautiful Sandend Bay they have Revival Tours daily from April to October.

The Speyside Whisky Festival takes place every year in April and plays host to over half the distilleries in Scotland. Click Here for a map of all the distilleries within a 30 miles radius of the hotel.

Findlater Castle

The closest castle to the hotel is Findlater Castle, which is now a ruin on the cliffs close to the beach.

The castle is the old seat of the Earls of Findlater and Seafield and it sits 50 foot high above the cliff overlooking the Moray Firth. What is left of the ruins are from the 14th century rebuilding of the castle when it was redesigned and based on Roslyn Castle.

The ruin is not easy to get to but there is a very narrow path and therefore we don’t recommend getting too close as it is in a state of collapse. However, you can see the castle clearly as you explore around the cliffs or from the beach.

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Findlater Castle


There are plenty of walking trails around the hotel. Bin Hill can be seen clearly from the back of the hotel and is well worth the walk. Dome-shaped it is 320m high with a bare summit but with stunning coastal views from the top of Cullen to Buckie. Click here for details of walking trails around Cullen.

Discover Cullen


Cycling trails

There is an abundance of cycling trails for all abilities.

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