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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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Wonderful Art, High Standards Throughout, Great Food and Helpful Staff

Plenty of parking, children's play areas and a number of pleasant walks through the woodlands with an Ice House and the Duff Mausoleum to add to the overall experience of visiting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Plenty of parking, children's play areas and a number of pleasant walks through the woodlands with an Ice House and the Duff Mausoleum to add to the overall experience of visiting the estate. Although incomplete it is a delight to find a country mansion that has done well under local authority stewardship, assisted by Historic Scotland and many others. The... More 

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neyland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

A lovely parkland course set in the middle of the Town of Banff. A pretty straightforward test of golf with very little in the way of rough, but a beautifully maintained course with the River Deveron coming into play on a couple of holes. Friendly staff in the Pro Shop, Bar and Kitchen with nice food at very reasonable prices,... More 

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I visited Duff house with my eleven year old son. The house is beautiful and the staff/volunteers are very helpful and informative. The portraits in the house are on loan from Edinburgh , it's a pity there not from the house. The staff were very happy to share the history of the house. Would highly recommend a visit.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Been a few times over the years classic place to visit, I have visited to tour the house, for exhibitions, for a promotion luncheon which was very good, they have a cafe doing good food and drink

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Duff house has large grounds, goal posts, which makes it an ideal place to have kickabout with the mates. Also it has some lovely woods for a nice walk. And at the end of that you can enjoy a cup of coffee in the tea room. Or you can look around the old house.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Duff House in itself is a bit Austere, however the staff make you feel very welcome and even invite us to sit and play at the grand piano. Unlike some national treasures, we didn't feel we were being watched all the time but that the staff were there to answer questions and help. We had kids in tow and they... More 

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Macduff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is really a review of the small cafe contained within the main house, you can visit the cafe and the grounds of the house separately. There are some amazing walks to be had in the grounds if the house, great if you have a dog or just fancy a good walk. The house is run by Historic Scotland and... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Set in lovely grounds ideal for walking with nice views of the area, interesting history, nice tea shop.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Nice for a walk around on a rainy day, staff are frendly and knowledgable, cafe was nice had Cullen skink was very tasty. Slightly mismatched displays but other than that interesting. Nice little gift shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at lunchtime and stayed until it closed. There is quite a lot to see in the house. We started with the short film explaining the history of the house, the purchase by Historic Scotland to the use now as part of the national art galleries of a Scotland. Each room has a collection of paintings, furniture and artefacts.... More 

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