Banff & Macduff

[Macduff harbour]

These two rival towns a quite different despite their proximity to one another, sitting either side of the turbulent River Deveron. To the west, Banff feels the slightly the more polished and bigger of the two settlements, boasting a reasonable array of shops, golf club and the ornate Georgian mansion of Duff House. But Macduff to the east seems more charming somehow: it has a more obvious connection to the sea, with a main road that hugs the waterfront and a larger harbour. It's also the slightly unlikely location for an excellent aquarium. There's a great view of both towns from Macduff Parish Church on Church Street. Neither place is touristy at all, which is quite refreshing in comparison to some of the fishing villages further west.

[Duff House, Banff]

Name: Banff ☆☆☆
Location (Town Hall): G.R.: NJ 690640 / drums exits apple

Name: Macduff ☆☆☆
Location (harbour): G.R.:NJ 704648 / backyards landscape supporter

Name: Duff House ☆☆☆
Description: Elegant Georgian house designed by William Adam in the early 18th century, housing a range of art exhibitions and furniture.
Location: 10-minute walk south of Banff centre, NJ 691633 / dolly famed sublime
Open (2017): Daily, April to October; Thurday to Sunday, November to February 
Cost (2017): £7.10 (adults), £4.30 (children), free for Historic Environment Scotland members

>> see separate post for Walk: Alvah - bridge over troubled water ☆☆☆
>> see separate post for Macduff Marine Aquarium ★☆☆

[Banff harbour]

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