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Duff House Tours and Activities

Designed by Scottish über-architect William Adam in 1740, Duff House is a majestic, Georgian stone-built mansion with an ornate Baroque exterior that is equally matched by the splendour and proportions of its interior. The owner was William Duff of Braco, who wanted his house to reflect his status as a great Scottish landowner and Earl of Fife, but his aristocratic descendants fell on hard times and over time the house became little more than a shell.

In the 20th century, Duff House was by turn a hotel, a sanatorium and a prisoner-of-war camp. In 1995 fortune returned when it was bought by the National Galleries of Scotland and completely refurbished; today its magnificently reworked façade hides a repository of a superb collection of Renaissance, and Scottish art as well as antique furniture.

Duff House is surrounded by a great estate of landscaped gardens and woodland; scattered around the acreage is a Georgian icehouse, ornamental follies and a decorative mock-Gothic mausoleum. Keen hikers can cover the five-mile (8 km) circular walk from here to the historic Bridge of Alvah over the River Deveron, built in 1773 and spanning a deep ravine at Canmore.

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Apr–Oct daily 11am–5pm; Nov–Mar Thur–Sun 11am–4pm
Banff, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB45 3SX
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Stunning North East Coast Tour

Stunning North East Coast Tour

During the North East Coast Tour, we will visit some of the region's most dramatic coastline. Starting with the elegant town of Banff and the impressive Duff House where the Earl of Fife entertained royalty and the Duff family married into the aristocracy. We follow the coastline to Fraserburgh and visit the iconic village of Pennan where we can admire the sea, before finding our way to the story of lighthouses at the museum of lighthouses and Kinnaird Lighthouse.
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Duff House hours of operation?
Duff House hours of operation: Apr–Oct daily 11am–5pm; Nov–Mar Thur–Sun 11am–4pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
Should I book Duff House tickets in advance?
We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Duff House can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
How much does it cost to visit Duff House 2021?
Currently, an entrance ticket to Duff House costs USD 80.88. Guided Duff House tours start around USD 80.88 per person.
What''s the best way to experience Duff House?
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