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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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An interesting little piece of scottish history. Dont expect too much but enjoy it for what it is. A local Gem.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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fareham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

House is quite interesting and the staff are really knowledgeable and engaged our teenage kids with facts about the house and it's inhabitants, however the furniture and fixtures were all removed and have subsequently be replaced with similar items so you don't actually get a feel for how the house was. There are lots of portraits and art. Not the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

An interesting little piece of scottish history. Dont expect too much but enjoy it for what it is. A local Gem.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This building has been restored and looks fantastic. The artwork and sculptures are worth the visit alone but the restored rooms look great. Great couple of hours wandering through the building and the staff could not be more helpful.

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Bristol
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A truly stunning building with first-rate paintings and furniture, although the collections did not belong to the house originally. Much of what is on display is on loan from the National Galleries of Scotland, which indicates the quality, and it is all beautifully displayed. A really excellent touch is that some items from the library have been digitised and can... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We liked it, the park, the paintings and arts, the house itself. Well documented and very friendly people helping you through the exhibitions.

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Appin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is another great Historic Scotland site (but with a roof as many are castle ruins!). This place has a long history as a private residence of the Duff family, turned hotel, turned sanitarium, turned prisoner of war camp in WWII, during which time it was bombed. It fell into disrepair and was lovingly restored to it's former glory (but... More 

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Dunoon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A lovely house and guides who help and give advice if needed but allow everyone to take their time and only give help if asked. There is a lift between floors and chairs to sit on in almost every room which made it easy for one of our party with limited ability to enjoy this lovely house.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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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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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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