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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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I dont go often enough.

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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aberdeenshire
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aberdeenshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Duff House with my mum, dad and two young children. It was very interesting and the staff were lovely. The adults had a lovely time but my children were very board. I would go again but not with the kids.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited one showed afternoon place is well set out and a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours we were unable to try the tea rooms due to the time of our visit they shut the tea rooms one hour before closing which is understandable. It is worthwhile watching the video presentation as it does explain the history of... More 

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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited this historic attraction several times with our grandchildren (its one of their favourite places to visit) I settled for a coffee and a piece of cake! (Granddad's prerogative) as I waited for the children to finish their visit. The attraction has an outside play area so the grandchildren can loosen off after a short journey in the car.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

18th century architecture, nice grounds and an art collection supported by the National Scottish Galleries which includes an El Greco. A bit of a drive from Inverness, where we stayed, but worth the trip. It also has temporary local artist exhibits.

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Skipton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a little disappointed with this venue, the approach and the front of the house were quite nice, but several of the rooms were almost empty of furniture. The rooms which were furnished were quite nice but were obviously not dusted very often. There is a nice little cafe on the ground floor and also a souvenir shop. Not... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Duff House is billed as a 'country house art gallery', so you get two experiences for the price of one! The house, which used to belong to the Dukes of Fife, has been restored after being used as a PoW camp during the war, a hotel, sanitorium and falling into disrepair over several decades. The interiors themselves are worth seeing,... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not your typical castle property. This is an excellent large estate that has been fully restored and is an art museum with amazing pieces of Scotland's artwork. The guides as well were amazing and went out if there way to help us.

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