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Duff House

Banff AB45 3SX, Scotland
+44 1261 818181
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A magnificent early Georgian mansion, designed by William Adam for the Earl of Fife. It is considered to be an Adam masterpiece and is one of the most important buildings in the North. The foundation stone was laid on the 11th June 1735 and the building was finished five years later, although it took over 100 years to complete the interior. Duff House is a jewel set in a stunning triangle of coast, river and parkland. There is a tea room and shop on ground-floor level, as well as temporary exhibitions by visiting artists and societies.
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Banff AB45 3SX, Scotland
+44 1261 818181
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Duff House is a beautiful Old House in Banff and in the house there is a restaurant. My friend and I had a cream tea last week and we were so impressed by the whole experience. On offer was a sandwich with a choice of...More

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited today - the house is interesting but mostly houses a collection of paintings from the National Gallery of Scotland. The guides were helpful and the cafe good

Thank Stephen N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Banffshire one of nice historical place in Scotland. Duff house is the main part . It's a nice castle . Nice area visit, I'll definitely come back .

Thank Indian G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This House is worth a visit. although when we were there a lot of scaffolding was around the house. The front desk staff were very helpful and cheery.

Thank elliemae2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited Banff on many occasions and have eaten lunch in the Duff House restaurant but this was the first time we ventured around the building itself. Boy we're we impressed. Some outstanding paintings and artefacts displayed beautifully and the staff were very friendly...More

Thank Bob N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first thing that hits you about Duff house is its incredible exterior designed by renowned Scottish architect William Adam. It is an excellent example of a Georgian house and clearly illustrates that classical Italian influence on British architecture at this time. We were welcomed...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Duff House has had a chequered history like so many country houses in the UK. Started by a wealthy land owner, later the Earl of Fife, in 1735 its building became subject to a bitter law dispute; the original design was adjusted because of the...More

Thank Rex06
Reviewed 12 June 2017

I did not have a lot of time, but could see that the house was beautifully restored. This venue is promoted as an art gallery, and there are many paintings on display, however, the house itself is a work of art. Good shop on site...More

Thank MathildeGalashiels
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Interesting historical place nicely presented with enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff. House has been sympathetically restored and decorated, with excellent art works . No formal gardens, but Great walking opportunities in the extensive grounds. Good cafe that offered light lunches and cakes.

Thank Graham R
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We visited the house on Sunday at a reduced rate for senior citizen £6 and the staff could not have been more helpful or welcoming They really made the visit something special We spent a good two hours browsing around having a lovely coffee and...More

Thank judithkyle1947
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28 September 2016|
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Response from ROBYN C | Reviewed this property |
It's only about 15 minute lovely walk.