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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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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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
9 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Newmachar
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101 reviews 101 reviews
32 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We just visited the coffee shop. Good coffee with a great selection of cakes and home bakes. Staff were very efficient and friendly.

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Chesterfield
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

best gift shop in Scotland, (sells whiskey) really nice place and staff couldn't be more helpful, spent a pleasant couple of hours walking round and in lovely grounds a walk through the wood well worth it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Returning as it was not open when we were last in Banff. but we were still able to walk round the duff estate and see the bridge of Boyndie.

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