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Address: Banff AB45 3SX, Scotland
Phone Number: +44 1261 818181
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A magnificent early Georgian mansion, designed by William Adam for the Earl...

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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Interesting and high quality visit

Duff house is truly a must see for the area, the art on display there is probably among the best in the region and placed in such a majestic venue it makes for a good day... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Let me say upfront that this was NOT a wasted visit and may will find Duff House a very enjoyable place to visit. For me, present day Duff House make good use of a building that almost fell into irreversible disrepair during the 20th century. it was originally built in the 1700's as a stately home that was never fully... More 

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Moray
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Duff house is truly a must see for the area, the art on display there is probably among the best in the region and placed in such a majestic venue it makes for a good day out. Only issue would be the cost of the coffee shop, but other than that a wonderful day out

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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really enjoyed my visit, although there is so much here, that I didn't have enough time to appreciate everything properly. It was too much to take in in one visit (which means that I will have to come back!). The staff were all very friendly and informative (the lady on the reception desk gets a special mention!) and it... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great with play park , worth a visit , especially at Christmas time , don't know if still a waiting list for Santa but used to be few years ago

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Monza, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We remained delighted as soon as we approached this pure secret gem in the town of Banff. Picturesque house full of things to see and learn. One of the very best and quite unknown attractions all over Scotland. The gift shop is supremely displayed. The woman working at the counter was extremely polite and ingenious. She explained all with patience... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great day out here. A guide was on hand in all the rooms to answer questions which they did with great authority and an understandable matter. This house has a very checkered and interesting history. The stafff were brilliant from start to finish and it it is always a bonus when cameras are allowed, no flash though... More 

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LUCYVALE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on a mission to visit Duff House as our ancestors lived here.A Very Very moving experience for us.The guide's through each room and floor were just marvelous.Thank's to them all.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Party of 6 had an excellent lunch in the cafe. Very reasonably priced. Lovely Cullen skink and generous sandwiches. Super play park for children

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Ilkeston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We have visited Duff House on many occasions and enjoyed another afternoon here, on a beautiful sunny day. The kids enjoyed the playground and we all enjoyed a stroll through the woods and a visit to the gift shop.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

A beautifully restored house with a terriffic collection of art. Very accessible for disabled people. All floors can be reached with the elevator and staff is very helpful. Also the display of artwork is easy on the eye. Our teens loved it.

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