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Address: The Barnyards, Banff AB45 3SX, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 (0)1261 818 181
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Description: A magnificent early Georgian mansion, designed by William Adam for the...
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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History abounds

A fantastic historic stately home which is worth a visit alone, but now is also an amazing art gallery. It also has a fine cafe.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A fantastic historic stately home which is worth a visit alone, but now is also an amazing art gallery. It also has a fine cafe.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Really enjoyed our visit to this treasure-trove of a building within lovely grounds.Both shop staff and guides were extremely friendly,helpful and informative.We enjoyed hearing about the house's fascinating chequered history along with details on the exhibits and some exquisite paintings.Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to watch the film - but hope to make a return visit.It was icing-on-the-cake to... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Excellent day out however a lot was made about the art but not so much about the fantastic furniture, would have been nice to have had a tour rather than walking around but the staff were happy to answer questions and were both friendly and approachable. Beautiful art work and furniture it has been restored to a beautiful standard some... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Decided to go for lunch today as never been had yellow pea soup and sandwich which was delicious excellent service will be back again soon

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Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Lovely tea and home made cakes, biscuits and scones at a very reasonable price. The staff are really helpful and friendly. In a super setting.

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Banff
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

I have been here many times and it just does not get old the house is very beautiful and they have tried to stick to the original features as far as possible the model on the top floor is fantastic and if they had managed to build what they planned it would have been one of the finest houses in... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Easy place to visit and the best thing about Banff, even if you were only stopping in the tearoom for a snack and rest, as we were on our trip along the north coast of Scotland. House is magnificent, worth watching the video in the small but tasteful cinema just off the gift shop. Only potential negative were slightly surly... More 

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argyll
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The house is worth a visit. All staff are very helpful and welcoming. Good tearoom, lovely grounds to walk around, paintings amazing. A fantastic restoration

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Peterhead, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Beautiful place such lovely grounds and the cafés very nice the staff are very friendly and helpful would go back again.

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Beautiful well restored house with excellent information available .Very nice cafe although quite expensive .

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Address: Address: The Barnyards, Banff AB45 3SX, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 (0)1261 818 181
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Banff

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