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“stately home”(9 reviews)
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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...more
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Banff AB45 3SX, Scotland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you have a Historic Scotland yearly pass this is a free entry, Children this year if they have a card get in for one pound. History is explained over the 3 floors open for viewing to the public. Please be advised to NOT touch...More

Thank William B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very different to see a really nice stately home here in Banff, rescued and restored with lot of very friendly staff that can tell you all about the history and family who lived here. The cafe is also worth a visit and would definitely recommend...More

Thank shirleyfosterg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The home itself is gorgeous but it’s art display is amazing. Staff very friendly and more than happy to go the extra mile to find out the small details on their collection. Highly recommended!

Thank Andy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Paid a really interesting visit to duff house.The building is quite impressive when you first see it.The staff are on hand to lend an insight into the artefacts on show.The works of art are amazing,and are worth a visit alone.

Thank Caroline K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Old houses isn't really my thing but I found it interesting. The tea room had a limited choice of meals - choice was soup, sandwiches or cakes. I'm not really into soup but was hungry so opted for soup & sandwich. The soup was courgette...More

Thank itsmeplayer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had often seen the road sign but had never visited. Decided to visit the house itself after a walk from Duff House to Bridge of Alvah which was very nice in itself. Great architecture and fascinating story of its build. Interior restored and National Gallery...More

Thank wyfew0
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We had a great visit to Duff House. Enjoyed the film and our walk around the house. Lots of great paintings and other art. Would recommend a visit.

Thank Marie23
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Duff House today is considered an William Adam masterpiece and while unfinished in a sense, it stands as one of the most important buildings in the north. It is now part of the National Galleries of Scotland and has on display some remarkable works of...More

Thank mellokun
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Wonderful building beautifully brought back to life. Shame that not many original features survived.

Thank marks402016
Reviewed 2 August 2018

We bought the fortnight pass for Historic Scotland and included Duff House. We visited with two adults and children aged 9 and 12. Good mid aged Playground near car park. Volunteers helpful, friendly and knowledgable about the house, it's history and the general area. Free...More

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becastar
27 May 2018|
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Response from KarenWeaver | Reviewed this property |
free walking as park land, lovely walk. parking was free
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maurvid2017
1 May 2017|
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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.
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MillineryMaven
27 September 2016|
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Response from ROBYN C | Reviewed this property |
It's only about 15 minute lovely walk.
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