Banff & Macduff
These two rival towns are quite different despite their proximity to one another, sitting either side of the turbulent River Deveron. On the west bank, 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 hugging 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 at all touristy, which is quite refreshing in comparison to some of the fishing villages further west.
|[Duff House, Banff]|
📌 Banff ★★☆☆☆
Location (Town Hall): G.R.: NJ 690640 / d///drums.exits.apple
📌 Macduff ★★☆☆☆
Location (harbour): G.R.:NJ 704648 ///backyards.landscape.supporter
Within walking distance
📌 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 (2019): Daily, April to October; Thurday to Sunday, November to March
Cost (2019): £7.50 (adults), £4.50 (children), free for Historic Environment Scotland members
>> Walk: Alvah - bridge over troubled water ★★☆☆☆
>> Macduff Marine Aquarium ★★★☆☆