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Duff House

Banff AB45 3SX, Scotland
+44 1261 818181
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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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Banff AB45 3SX, Scotland
+44 1261 818181
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Informative staff - good if you like art but might not be that entertaining for kids. Lots of steps so not great if your not fit.

Thank Seoniemac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived late in the afternoon so only had an hour to rush through the house. The car park is next to a children's play park and then you walk up to the house or follow one of the wooded trails in the vicinity. Ther...More

1  Thank 938fjg
Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

So beautiful. The restorations look perfect and the inside is perfect. So much to see and enjoy. Go to the ice house too! There is an excellent park you you should park your car next to as well!

Thank Tim D
Reviewed September 25, 2017

We had a great time at the wonderful play park. There is play equipment which is well maintained and clean and suitable for a variety of ages. There are picnic tables which were great for a picnic with a large family group. 2 minor issues...More

Thank equalities_champion
Reviewed September 21, 2017

We visited Duff House in September and enjoyed our 90 mins wandering about. We chatted to the guides who were stationed around the house and gave lots of useful information and directions. As Australians we were directed to the two old globes(1700-1800) with one showing...More

Thank nanamc
Reviewed September 10, 2017

We attended a wedding at Duff house yesterday. My mum who isn't very mobile took a slow stroll to the house from car park.Having climbed the many steps up to the House entrance she was a bit tired to find that there were more. One...More

Thank Delzer65
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Lots of rooms to look at and staff on hand if you wanted to ask about anything about the history of the house. There are several floors but there is a lift if needed We were looking around for several hours.

Thank Jane L
Reviewed August 25, 2017

We went to Duff House twice. The first time on a rainy afternoon, unfortunately just at closing time for the House so we decided to take a stroll on the grounds. Even though the weather was poor the woods had a charm to them.. waterproof...More

1  Thank Sabine B
Reviewed August 4, 2017

One of Scotland's most magnificent grand houses. Duff House has been the home of one of the country's wealthiest families , a hotel , a hospital and a prisoner of war camp during WW2. Today it is filled with a multitude of treasures and is...More

1  Thank yandinazetland
Reviewed August 3, 2017

We went to Duff house in Banaff ,It was 6 pounds each ,Well worth it we spent around 1/1/2 hrs ,there are guides there to tell you about it, Also a film show which last about 15 mins, ,a good visit ,Then we went for...More

Thank Barry J
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May 1, 2017|
Response from ROBYN C | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I'm so sorry l just got this message. We walked as i was near to Fife Lodge where we were staying. It's a nice stroll from the town centre if it's not raining. Or get a taxi.
September 27, 2016|
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Response from ROBYN C | Reviewed this property |
It's only about 15 minute lovely walk.
Sophie A
January 21, 2016|
Response from Paul H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the restored piano is available to play when you visit.