Towns & Villages

    With the numerous golf courses in the area, a coastal town of Banff offers great golf playing facilities and wealth of history.

    Situated in the north east of Scotland on Banff Bay, the town is separated from the neighboring village of Macduff by a pretty seven-arch bridge over the River Deveron.

    Boasting one of the best-preserved townscapes in Scotland, Banff consists of a grand Georgian upper town with its many finely restored 18th century buildings and the older Scotstown by the harbour. Fragments of the former royal Banff Castle, a pre-reformation market cross, a fine tollbooth and number of vernacular townhouses are to be found here along with a museum donated by Andrew Carnegie. Nearby is also the magnificent Duff House - one of Scotland’s finest classical houses.  Designed in 1730 by William Adam this Georgian stately home houses a range of art treasures and superbly furnished rooms and its extensive grounds offer pleasant parkland walks.

    The town of Banff hosts a weekend-long COAST Festival of the Visual Arts annually which is full of events and attractions in both Banff and Macduff. The festival runs at the end of May each year over the bank holiday weekend.

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