• A Dracula-themed walk to a great pub: Kilmarnock Arms, Cruden Bay

    1 month ago - By The Guardian

    Dracula is 125 this month. This walk takes in the castle and treacherous coast that inspired Bram Stoker, and ends in the pub where he began writing the book ‘And here one day, to the sound of the sea on the Scottish shore, Count Dracula made his entry,” wrote Bram Stoker biographer Harry Ludlam. Dracula's creator had never been to Transylvania when he fled London for the bracing North Sea wilds of Cruden Bay in the twilight of the Victorian era. In Aberdeenshire, Stoker finally found Dracula's world of raging sea and glowering sky - a world of fisherfolk whose pagan beliefs the railway...
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