and Macduff don't quite merge; they
are in fact separated by the valley of the River Deveron and
bridged by the stunning arched bridge completed in 1799 by
the Deveron Valley lies the magnificent Duff House, designed
by William Adam and built between 1735 and 1740. Duff House
is widely thought to be one of Britain's finest Georgian houses.
It was built for William Braco, who became Earl of Fife in
contains a variety of fascinating architecture. The Upper
Town is perhaps the more splendid part of the town, with grand
Georgian buildings aplenty.
no longer a commercial port, Banff harbour still serves leisure
traffic and the area gives an insight into what Banff must
have been like before the coming of its more upmarket upper
are plans to develop a Marina at Banff
Harbour, details are still sketchy but for more information
Tourist Information Centre opens during the summer and can
be found by the car park you pass en route to Banff Bridge
and Macduff. One of their walkman
tours provides an excellent way to gain an insight into the
town, its history and its architecture.