December 1865: George Cranston and the Crown Hotel, 54 George Square

An advertisement on the front page of The Banffshire Journal, and General Advertiser (Banffshire Journal in The British

Newspaper Archive), on Tuesday the 26th of December, 1865, reads:




GEORGE CRANSTON, of the CROW HOTEL, begs to intimate to his numerous supporters that, as the greater portion of the Crow

Hotel has been pulled down, he has leased these very excellent Premises, 54, GEORGE SQUARE, opposite the General Post Office,

and one minute’s walk from the Exchange and Queen Street Station, which is being conducted as a Family and Commercial Hotel.


The accommodation is very superior, and the locality central, quiet, and airy. The same moderate scale of Charges continued. Strict

attention will be paid to Commercial Gentlemen, a commodious Room being kept specially for their use.


N.B.One wing of the Crow still open.



The British Newspaper Archive.



George Fairfull-Smith, June 2023.