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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Colin M
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had elderly parents staying and it was raining so needed somewhere indoors to visit. We arrived at 2 on a soggy Thursday afternoon. The lady on the ticket desk was on the phone and continued her conversation for several minutes while we waited to pay. Fortunately 2 of us are with Historic Scotland otherwise it would have cost over £35... More 

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Reading, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you enjoy looking at art this is the place for you - Raeburns, Lely, Gainsborough - lots of interesting portraits. Unfortunately, the lighting is not always the best for viewing them and it has to be admitted that the pictures do not seem to be displayed in any particular order for the most part and that the walls are... More 

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aberdeenshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely place, very beautiful, with so much history. Use to walk my dogs around the local woods here all the time until i got ill. Family friendly place, so great to take the kids.

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Edinburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I visited on Sunday 24th July for a ladies day massage and afternoon tea with our daughters, 11 and 10. Julie, the therapist, was great and as well as a lovely massage for the adults, helped the girls feel very at ease during their first facial. The afternoon tea was enormous and delicious. We were in a... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

This has fabulous grounds and there is a lot to see and plenty of things to do if you have a family with little children (play area etc) - the tearoom is great and the food was brilliant. Would defo go again if I was in the area. We had limited time so didn't get chance to walk around all... More 

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