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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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A lot of money has been well spent

Great disabled access for my mother in law via a lift to all floors which is not usual for a stately home. Lovely cream tea and cullen skink enjoyed in the tea room. The property... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
annmarie m
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great disabled access for my mother in law via a lift to all floors which is not usual for a stately home. Lovely cream tea and cullen skink enjoyed in the tea room. The property has been restored, by obviously skilled craftsmen, to a very high standard, rarely seen. The house is filled with wonderful pieces of furniture, paintings and... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Our third Historic Scotland property visited over two days, again we had a wonderful welcome from ALL the staff and the added bonus here of a very nice lunch in the lovely little dining room. This is a very well and lovingly restored William Adam designed stately home with very good pictures from the National Gallery of Scotland all over... More 

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We had high expectations and this place didn't deliver. It's beautiful and I do recommend a visit as it makes a great day out with the kids. It was under construction during our visit and there wasn't a whole lot of explanation of the rooms. Disappointed that we weren't able to finish our tour as the bell chimed for closing.... More 

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ByHistoricScotland, Marketing Executive at Duff House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Duff House. We are sorry to hear you did not receive an explanation of the rooms. Each room is fitted out with information bats on the works of art and furniture. There is also a 15 minute film giving a very detailed history of the House , the family and the renovation. Stewards are... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

My partner and I came here for some lunch and ended up paying for a ticket to venture the whole house. We had lunch in their tea room, I had an egg sandwich with tea while he had a scone and coffee both which were both delicious. My partner was amazed at how little it cost us both and ended... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Duff House built in year 1735, the building is still standing well here after hundreds years... its beautiful and definitely worth to visit and spend hours for... heard they are going to build new two wings extending as planning!

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Went here for photos while attending a wedding in the area , a nice surprise as we'd never visited before , only had a short visit but will be back soon

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

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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