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“stately home”(10 reviews)
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
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Banff AB45 3SX, Scotland
+44 1261 818181
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a walk in the woods and a picnic we tool a trip around this restored mansion. It's worth noting that this property is managed by historic Scotland not the national trust for Scotland, so as visitors from England membership of English Heritage will be...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank L8439WEmartins
Reviewed 13 February 2019

This is just such a wonderful place to visit. It has been restored and renovated to give the visitor a true idea of what it was like when originally built. The staff are wonderfully friendly, informative and helpful. Run by Historic Scotland, it is simply...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Susan A
Reviewed 8 January 2019 via mobile

Best place in Banff but not much competition. Some interesting architecture and average contents. Just enough to interest. Not the premier heritage league, but the staff were genuinely trying to engage, so well done to them.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

We came here because it is a Historic Scotland site and we are members and therefore didn’t have to pay. I would say that the entry fee isn’t worth it unless your children are older and can fully appreciate the fine objects on view. There...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LyMcMack
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

After all the rain we came to Duff House, we were met by 2 lovely ladies at the desk and they were telling us about the house, other local sights to be seen and info on some of the local distilleries. Kindly let us sample...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gayle S
Reviewed 21 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 14 September 2018 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!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AndyMc13
Reviewed 8 September 2018 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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank carolinek447
Reviewed 30 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Mrs K
28 May 2018|
Response from KarenWeaver | Reviewed this property |
free walking as park land, lovely walk. parking was free
2 May 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.
28 September 2016|
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Response from ROBYN C | Reviewed this property |
It's only about 15 minute lovely walk.