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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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 August 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 3 August 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
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Very interesting resting tour through this property. Well informed guides to assist with all questions.

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 29 July 2017

We were lucky to visit Duff House on a rainy day. It made it even easier to be able to take our time going through this treasure laden museum/mansion. Among the many beautiful artifacts and paintings, there was an "El Greco" painting of St. Jerome...More

1  Thank henry v
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I have loved this building ever since I first saw it as a child in the 1970s. I like all of Adam's creations but this has always struck a note with me. I am not particularly interested in the art exhibitions and so my main...More

1  Thank Paul H
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Duff House is a beautiful Old House in Banff and in the house there is a restaurant. My friend and I had a cream tea last week and we were so impressed by the whole experience. On offer was a sandwich with a choice of...More

1  Thank Helen H
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Visited today - the house is interesting but mostly houses a collection of paintings from the National Gallery of Scotland. The guides were helpful and the cafe good

Thank Stephen N
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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.
Sophie A
21 January 2016|
Response from Paul H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the restored piano is available to play when you visit.